“Regional Action on Environmental Democracy to Fulfill the Vision of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Agenda” is an event to enable dialogue and inspire countries to sign and ratify the Escazú Agreement, a historic binding treaty on environmental democracy for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, emphasizing the rights of vulnerable people and environmental defenders. The Agreement opens for signature on the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The event is hosted by the Governments of Costa Rica and Chile and United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and co-sponsored by The Access Initiative, Amnesty International, Civicus, Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), Namati, Open Society Foundation, and World Resources Institute.
This multi-stakeholder, international event will draw stakeholders from governments, civil society, and environmental defenders. It will focus on the only legally binding agreement from Rio+20, which puts Principle 10 into practice, the Escazú Agreement and ways it can be implemented regionally.
DATE AND TIME
Thu, September 27, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Open Society Foundation
224 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019