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Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean. Implementation guide

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Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean. Implementation guide

Autor institucional: NU. CEPAL Physical Description: 250 p. Editorial: ECLAC Date: November 2022 ECLAC symbol: LC/TS.2021/221/REV.1

Description

This guide has been prepared to raise awareness about the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement), to provide guidance and information to the States parties and other stakeholders to ensure full compliance with the treaty provisions, to serve as a supporting document for the States that are considering becoming parties and to allow the public at large to become better acquainted with the Agreement.

Table of contents

I. Introduction. A. Brief history of the process. B. Overview of the Agreement: Escazú in a nutshell. C. How to read the Agreement. D. Cross-cutting elements .-- II. General part. -- III. Access to environmental information .-- IV. Public participation in the environmental decision-making process .-- V. Access to justice in environmental matters .-- VI. Human rights defenders in environmental matters .-- VII. Capacity-building and cooperation .-- VIII. Institutional provisions .-- IX. Final provisions and annex 1.