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Capacity-building workshop for interested public and civil society organizations on participation in international negotiations on environmental matters

Session |
Mon, 26/10/2015 - 08:00 to 18:00

8:00 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:30 Opening remarks 

  • Carlos de Miguel, Chief, Policies for Sustainable Development Unit, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) 
  • Felix Wing, Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment of Panama 
  • Mara Murillo, Deputy Regional Director, Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, United Nations Environment Programme 
  • Broke Alfaro, Chair of the Executive Board, CIAM, Panama

9:30 - 10:00 Keynote speaker:

Patricia Madrigal, Vice-minister of the Environment of Costa Rica

10:00 -10:30 Session 1: Towards a regional agreement on access to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters in Latin America and the Caribbean Brief outline of the Principle 10 regional process:

  • Constance Nalegach, Head of International Affairs, Ministry of the Environment of Chile

Future outlooks in the process and how can the public participate?

  • Joana Abrego, Head of Legal Affairs, Ministry of the Environment of Panama

Questions and answers

10:30 -10:45 Coffee break

10:45 - 13:00 Session 2: Successful public participation in environmental negotiations: Conversation with panelists Interactive and focused discussion with panelists with significant experience in environmental negotiations based on key questions raised by the moderator

Speakers: 

  • Sylvia Bankobeza, Lawyer, Division of Environmental Law & Conventions, UNEP 
  • Gordon Bispham, Caribbean Policy Development Centre, Barbados 
  • Rubens Born, Fundação Grupo Esquel, Brazil 
  • Jerzy Jendroska, Member of the Compliance Committee of the Aarhus Convention 
  • Nicole Leotaud, Executive Director, Caribbean Natural Resources Institute, Trinidad and Tobago 
  • Andrés Napoli, Executive Director, Farn, Argentina 
  • Magdolna Toth Nagy, Senior Adviser, Regional Environmental Center 
  • Felix Wing, Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment of Panama 

Facilitators: Danielle Andrade and Andrea Sanhueza

Questions and answers

13:00 -14:30 Break for lunch

14:30 – 16:00 Session 3: Question and answer session with the aim of sharing experiences and practices amongst participants.

16:00 -16:30 Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00 Session 4 : Environmental justice and access rights for sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Speakers: 

  • Winston Anderson, Judge, Caribbean Court of Justice
  • Silvia Cappelli, Fiscal Superior, Court of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Andrea Brusco, Environmental Governance Coordinator, UNEP

Moderator: Guillermo Acuña, Legal Advisor, Office of the Executive Secretary, ECLAC

18:00 Closing remarks