The third meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 3) to the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), known as the Escazú Agreement, will bring together authorities from the region, representatives of international and regional organizations, and other stakeholders. The Escazú Agreement is the first environmental treaty in the region.
COP 2 agreed that COP 3 would be held as an ordinary meeting from 22-24 April 2024.
The Escazú Agreement entered into force on 22 April 2021. The treaty, which was negotiated by governments in Latin America and the Caribbean, enshrines the right of every person of present and future generations to live in a healthy environment and the right to sustainable development. It is the world’s first agreement with provisions on human rights defenders in environmental matters.
Twenty-four LAC countries have signed the Escazú Agreement. The Agreement has 15 parties – Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Grenada, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Uruguay.
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dates: 22-24 April 2024
location: Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile