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Cabinet of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago is actively considering signing and ratifying the Escazú Agreement

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Port of Spain, October 30, 2019 – The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) welcome the news that a national advocacy campaign by civil society organisations (CSOs) across Trinidad and Tobago (TT) has resulted in an announcement by the TT Government that Cabinet is actively considering signing and ratifying the Escazú Agreement. This follows the submission […]

CANARI applauds Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Vincent and the Grenadines for signing the Escazú Agreement

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Port of Spain, October 1, 2019 – The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) would like to congratulate Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Vincent and the Grenadines which signed or ratified the Escazú Agreement on September 26 in the margins of the 74th United Nations General Assembly . The Escazú Agreement is the first regional environmental treaty for Latin […]

T&T CSOs write PM Dr Keith Rowley on Escazú Agreement

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Civil society calls on the Government to sign and ratify the Escazú Agreement for good environmental governance in Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain, September 6, 2019 – On September 6, 2019, 60 civil society organisations (CSOs) working on environmental management across Trinidad and Tobago (TT), and other interested CSOs, delivered an open letter to the […]

Civil society calls on the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to signal its commitment to good environmental governance by signing and ratifying the Escazú Agreement

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Port of Spain, August 2, 2019 – On Tuesday 23 July 2019, at the Lloyd Best Institute of the Caribbean, 30 civil society organisations working on environmental management across Trinidad and Tobago participated in the People Protecting our Planet: National civil society workshop on the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice […]

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 […]