Port of Spain, September 22, 2020 – September 26, 2020 marks the end of the official period for signatures on the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (widely known as the Escazú Agreement because it was signed in Escazú, a suburb of San Jose in Costa Rica).

Civil society and citizen movements from around the Latin America and Caribbean region have been calling on their Governments to urgently sign and ratify this Agreement to show their commitment to strong environmental governance, which is central to economic and social development.

In light of this, the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) is advising the governments of Caribbean nations that it stands poised and ready to provide technical support to them as they work to implement this groundbreaking treaty.

“CANARI stands ready to support Caribbean governments with implementation of the Escazú Agreement, leveraging our 30 years of experience working with Caribbean governments and other stakeholders to develop and facilitate institutional frameworks and processes for effective participatory environmental decision-making,” said Nicole Leotaud, Executive Director of CANARI.

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Media Fact Sheet about some of CANARI’s most recent work providing technical support/assistance to Caribbean governments.