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

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Adopted on 4 March 2018 in Escazú, Costa Rica, the Regional Agreement aims to guarantee the full and effective implementation in Latin America and the Caribbean of the rights of access to environmental information, public participation in the environmental decision-making process and access to justice in environmental matters, and the creation and strengthening of capacities and cooperation, contributing to the protection of the right of every person of present and future generations to live in a healthy environment and to sustainable development. The Regional Agreement will open for signature of the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on 27 September 2018 at United Nations headquarters in New York and be subject to the ratification of those countries that have signed it. To enter into force, 11 State Parties are required.