The first meeting of the signatory countries of the Escazú Agreement will take place from 11-12 October 2019, in San José, Costa Rica.
The Escazú Agreement, also known as the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean, opened for signature by the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on 27 September 2018, following negotiations that concluded on 4 March 2018, in Escazú, Costa Rica.
The 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.
SDG Knowledge Hub coverage of the negotiation process is here.
dates: 11-12 October 2019
location: San Jose, Costa Rica