Port of Spain, October 1, 2019 – The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) would like to congratulate Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Vincent and the Grenadines which signed or ratified the Escazú Agreement on September 26 in the margins of the 74th United Nations General Assembly.
The Escazú Agreement is the first regional environmental treaty for Latin America and the Caribbean and seeks to ensure that all people have access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters, an essential foundation for good environmental governance.
Jamaica and St. Kitts and Nevis join the 19 other signatories, including seven others from the Caribbean – Antigua and Barbuda, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Four Caribbean countries so far have taken the final step to ratify the agreement – Guyana in April this year and now Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Six countries in total have now ratified.