Call on the States of the region and especially the Colombian State to sign,...

The undersigned persons and organizations, who participated in the negotiation of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters for Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement), categorically condemn...

Statement: Overarching principles for rights-based forest restoration

To avoid catastrophic climate change all sectors of the economy need to radically and rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, we need to sequester more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than we are...

Information Note on Regional Agreement on Principle 10

“The objective of the present Agreement is 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...

Principle10 – The Public’s Views on the Impact of Ground-breaking Environmental Rights Agreement for...

Six years ago when we started this journey at Rio+20 in Brazil with the Declaration on Principle 10 signed at that time by 10 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, we had the...

4 Environmental Activists Are Murdered Every Week. A New Agreement Could Help in Latin...

Original from: wri.org In a colorful town nestled between Colombia’s rolling hills, Isabel Zuleta speaks to a crowd of 100 people. The police stand behind them dressed in army fatigue, listening to Zuleta talk about the...

Countries of the Region Expect to Conclude Negotiations of Regional Agreement on Environmental Matters...

Original from: cepal.org The ninth meeting on Principle 10 will be held from February 28 to March 4 in San Jose and will feature the participation of the country’s President, Luis Guillermo Solís, and ECLAC’s Executive...

Latin America poised to agree world’s first legal pact for nature defenders

Original from: theguardian.com After lengthy negotiations and record deaths of defenders on the continent, sources say a deal is very likely to be reached. Latin American countries are poised to agree the world’s first legally binding...