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21/10/2014

 

 

Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development refers to the rights of access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters. Recently was held a workshop on best practices for its implementation, so that they can be replicated in all the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

16/10/2014

16.oct.14 It is clear that the long- term solution to climate change lies in weaning the global economy off fossil fuels and onto a cleaner and more sustainable energy pathway in every country. But it is also clear that climate change is already wreaking havoc around the globe and that, in the short term, the world´s poorest and most vulnerable people need urgent support. 

 

16/10/2014

16.oct.14 The development of hydraulic fracturing will have major consequences for the environment, society and energy sustainability in Latin America. Under the World Day Against Fracking (Global Frackdown), organizations of Latin American civil society warn about irreversible impacts that exploitation of unconventional oil through fracking is going to cause in the environment and society. 

11/09/2014

 

Realising the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, is very proud to present her new publication: Realising the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook

This Handbook is the product of six years of work by the first UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation. It explains the meaning and legal obligations that arise from these rights, translating the often complex technical and legal language into accessible information.

Complete handbook

09/09/2014

Today September 9, at 9:00 am (Costa Rica time) a  training workshop and good practices on the implementation of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration organized by ECLAC and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica will be held. Vanessa Dubois from FANCA will be participating in the panel on access to information at 11:30 am; and Jorge Mora from ARA will be talking in the citizen participation panel at 2:30 pm.

 

You can watch the workshop online:

 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/principio-10-de-la-declaraci%C3%B3n-de-r%C3%ADo-sobre-el-medio-ambiente-y-el-desarrollo-en-am%C3%A9rica-latina-y-el-caribe

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