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Seminar on the Escazú Agreement for the Saint Lucia Bar Association

The virtual seminar sought to provide a general overview of the Escazú Agreement and its synergies with the 2030 Agenda and multilateral environmental agreements, as well as exchange views with the members of the Saint Lucia Bar Association to support the ratification process of the Escazú Agreement.

Virtual, Santa Lucía - 3 Sep 2020

Programa

2 – 2.15pm Opening and welcome
- Mr. Carlos de Miguel, Head, Policies for Sustainable Development Unit, UN ECLAC
- Ms. Anita Montoute, Permanent Secretary in the Department of Sustainable Development, GOSL
- Ms. Renee St Rose, President, Saint Lucia Bar Association

2.15 – 3:15pm The Escazú Agreement
- Context and synergies with the 2030 Agenda, Multilateral Environmental Agreements and other international processes (Carlos de Miguel, Head, Policies for Sustainable Development, UN ECLAC)
- Overview of content, implications and future steps (David Barrio Lamarche, Environmental Affairs Officer, UN ECLAC)
- The public’s role in promoting the early ratification and effective implementation of the Escazú Agreement (Karetta Crooks Charles, Communications & Advocacy Officer, Saint Lucia National Trust and alternate elected representative of the public)
- Q & A / Discussion with participants

3:15 – 4:15pm Environmental access rights in the Caribbean
- The Escazú Agreement Legal and Policy Assessment project in the Caribbean (Carole Excell, Director, Environmental Democracy Practice, World Resources Institute)
- Status of environmental access rights in the Caribbean (Danielle Andrade, Attorney-at-law, Jamaica, and elected representative of the public)
- Environmental access rights in the framework of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (David Robin, Ocean Governance and Fisheries Programme Director, OECS Commission)
- Q & A / Discussion with participants

4:15 – 4:55pm Towards the effective implementation of environmental access rights
- Overview of environmental access rights in Saint Lucia (Kate Wilson, Legal Officer, Department of Sustainable Development, GOSL)
- Gap analysis, priorities and opportunities for action
o Kate Wilson, Legal Officer, Department of Sustainable Development, GOSL
o Danielle Gordon, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Project Coordinator, Department of Sustainable Development, GOSL
o David Barrio Lamarche, Environmental Affairs Officer, UN ECLAC
- Q & A / Discussion with participants

4:55 – 5pm Closing remarks

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3 Sep 2020
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Santa Lucía

Contacto

Secretaría del Acuerdo Regional sobre Acceso a la Información, Participación y Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe
secretaria.escazu@cepal.org
www.cepal.org/acuerdodeescazu
www.cepal.org/en/escazuagreement

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