This March, countries across Latin America and the Caribbean took a historic stand to safeguard the backbone of environmental protection: people. After a six-year negotiation process, governments adopted the Escazu Convention, also known as LAC P10. It is the region's first legally binding agreement on environmental rights, designed not only to protect environmental defenders, but also to make it easier for people to get information, participate in decisions that will affect their lives and hold powerful interests to account.
Join environmental rights experts and activists from the Caribbean for a conversation on the landmark Escazu Convention. Speakers will share insights from the negotiations, discuss the agreement's potential social and environmental impacts, and outline steps that citizens across the region can take to support the ratification process.
Danielle Andrade, Public Interest Environmental Lawyer, Goffe Law and Civil Society Representative Negotiator, LAC P10 Regional Public Mechanism
Kishan Kumarsingh, Head, Multilateral Environment Agreements Unit, Ministry of Planning and Development, Trinidad and Tobago
Karetta Crooks Charles, Communications and Advocacy Officer, the Saint Lucia National Trust and Alternate Civil Society Representative Negotiator, LAC P10 Regional Public Mechanism
Nicole Padda, Environmental Lawyer and Civil Society Representative Negotiator, LAC P10 Regional Public Mechanism
Moderated by: Carole Excell, Acting Director, The Access Initiative, World Resources Institute