May 24, 2019

Treaty pushes for environmental justice in Latin America and the Caribbean

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By: Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah From Open Global Rights Despite closing space for civil society, the new Escazú Agreement—which offers protection measures for environmental groups and defenders—is a shining example of citizens organizing in creative ways to fight for social justice. After many judicial delays, the trial for the assassination of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres began […]

The Escazú Agreement: An environmental milestone for Latin America and the Caribbean

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By Alicia Bárcena Executive Secretary of ECLAC Our societies increasingly demand more and better access to adequate and reliable information, along with more and better opportunities to participate in a meaningful way in the decisions that affect them. To support this shift to more equitable, inclusive and sustainable development, Latin America and the Caribbean today […]