Latin American and Caribbean Countries - LAC P10

 The Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters 

November 29, 2017


The Call for Greater Political Will 

Continues on Day 1 of Regional Environmental Talks

The 8th Negotiations on Principle 10 taking place in Chile commenced the same way it concluded in August, with members of the public echoing an impassi...

August 3, 2017


August 2, 2017ǀ Karetta Crooks Charles

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Members of the Public are saddened after several of their text proposals on Articles 6 and 7 that deal with ‘Access to Information’ and the ‘Generation and disseminatio...

August 1, 2017

Saint Lucia has attended a few meetings as an Observer of the Principle 10 negotiations geared at reaching an agreement which will give citizens in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) an opportunity to be involved from the onset in the decision-mak...

March 21, 2017

 A creative animation dubbed “What is Principle 10?” by Ted Sandiford of Saint Lucia copped first place in a regional video/animation competition called “Our Environment, Our Voices”. While, Luis Vera of Mexico came second with a video called “We sav...

March 20, 2017

Day one of the 6th Negotiations for a Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice was packed yet fruitful. There were contact group sessions on access to information and participation; an opening session; a...

February 14, 2017

Access to justice provides the foundation of the ‘access rights’ as it facilitates the public’s ability to enforce their right to participate, to be informed, and to hold regulators and polluters accountable for environmental harm. Considering that,...

November 30, 2016

The Director of Orchestras at the Saint Lucia School of Music and member of the Saint Lucia National Trust, Liz Ehrman has seen the importance of involving her students in advocacy efforts to get Saint Lucia and other Latin American and Caribbean (LA...

November 30, 2016

Santiago, Chile

“We, the members of the Public want to acknowledge the progress made in the discussion of the regional instrument to this day, however, we are highly concerned about the turn of the negotiations yesterday. The governments present here...

November 22, 2016

The first day of the Fifth Negotiating Committee Meeting of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) started on a high note as Dominica signed on to t...

November 19, 2016

Amnesty International reports that in 2015, Latin America recorded 122 murders of environmental defenders.

In its latest report on human rights defenders, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has recorded attacks, including murders, kidnappin...

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August 1, 2017

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Opening Ceremony (August 9, 2016)

Opening Remarks - Natalia Gómez Peña - Coordinadora del Área Democracia Ambiental- Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad (Colombia)