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 is open to the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. The period for signature took place between 27 September 2018 and 26 September 2020 at United Nations headquarters in New York. After meeting the conditions set out under article 22, the Agreement will enter into force on 22 April 2021.
The full text of the Regional Agreement is available in the following languages:
The certified true copies in Spanish and English are available at the United Nations Treaty Collection.