Opening and Roundtable 1 | 18 October 2021: Escazú Agreement’s regionally rooted legal innovations: Why they matter for people and nature and what’s next?
The opening part of this session set the scene of the Dialogue Series in the context of the connections between the Escazu Agreement, biodiversity-related Multilateral Environmental Agreements, and the UN Secretary-General's Global Call to Action on Human Rights -which calls on the United Nations system to support Member States to advance laws and policies that regulate and promote ‘the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment.’
In the roundtable part of this session, we discussed lessons learned and good practices by Latin American and Caribbean countries that can serve to implement the Escazú Agreement, build sustainable recovery strategies and achieve the SDGs with a focus on national jurisprudence and existing national laws, regulations and policies relevant to specifying the content of the right to a healthy environment grounded in realities of the region, as well as on NHRIs experience monitoring and advising the domestic implementation of international instruments and in ”bridging” duty-bearers and right-holders.
This session took place on 18 October 2021.
The recording is available below.