Empowered Citizens: Open Government to Track Climate Finance, Tackling Environmental Problems, and Promoting the Ratification of the Escazú Agreement

15:10 - 16:30
Room 210, Shaw Centre

Through a panel of civil society experts it is intended to discuss on important issues that are being demanded by local people and international organizations, which are part of the 2030 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.In this sense, various initiatives are being carried out to deepen environmental issues and climate change within governments. Therefore, this panel intends to analyze and answer questions about how open government can contribute to discussions on climate change, environmental commitments and the promotion of the Esczu Agreement of Latin America and the Caribbean. This Agreement is very important for the region, because it develops Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, an agreement that was approved in March 2018 in Costa Rica, which is binding and contains specific rules on rights of access to information, participation, environmental justice and environmental defenders.In this way, we propose a discussion on how to incorporate these commitments in the action plans, in the institutions of open government and in the civil society promotion actions.

Theme: Participation

Livestream: No

Open to media: Yes

Organizers: World Resources Institute, Article 19, Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturale (DAR), Cultura Ecológica, Imaflora

Languages available: English, French, Spanish

Event type: Panel


Aída Gamboa, Specialist: Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), Peru, Tomas Severino: Specialist, Cultura Ecologica, México, JJulia Rocha: Article 19, Brazil, Marcelo de Medeiros: Imaflora, Brazil

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