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Latest Round of Negotiations to Reach a Regional Agreement on Environmental Matters Will Take Place in Santiago, Chile
Government representatives from the 24 countries in the region that are negotiating a regional agreement on access to environmental information, participation and justice (Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development) will gather at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile, to continue negotiations on an unprecedented legal instrument in this area.
The Eighth Meeting of the Negotiating Committee of the Regional Agreement on Principle 10 will take place from November 27 to December 1 at the United Nations organization’s headquarters. It will be inaugurated on Monday, November 27, at 9:30 a.m. by Patricia Madrigal, Costa Rica’s Deputy Environment Minister, and Marcelo Mena, Chile’s Minister of the Environment, Co-chairs of the Negotiating Committee; Danielle Andrade and Andrea Sanhueza, elected representatives of the public; and Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary (in a video address).
At this eighth gathering, delegates and representatives of the public will continue negotiating substantive aspects of the regional agreement, based on the seventh version of the text compiled by the Presiding Officers of the process (the Technical Secretariat of which is held by ECLAC), which includes the language proposals made by countries at the previous meeting held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, last July and August.
In the framework of this round, a side event will also be held on Monday, November 27 on good practices for relations between governments and civil society on the agendas of climate change and the environmental sustainability of development in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), ECLAC and Fundación Avina.
Members of the media are invited to attend this gathering. Journalists must have their media credentials or identity documents with them to gain access.
More information, including the event program, is available at the meeting’s website.
What: Eighth Meeting of the Negotiating Committee of the Regional Agreement on Principle 10.
- Representatives of governments from 24 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and of the public, as well as international experts.
Inaugurated (Monday, November 27, 9:30 a.m.) by:
- Patricia Madrigal, Costa Rica’s Deputy Environment Minister.
- Marcelo Mena, Chile’s Minister of the Environment.
- Danielle Andrade and Andrea Sanhueza, elected representatives of the public.
- Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary (via video).
When: Monday, November 27 to Friday, December 1, 2017.
Where: ECLAC’s headquarters, Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile (Celso Furtado room).