The Escazú Agreement: An Opportunity to Advance Global Peace through a Human Rights-Based Approach
Join GPPAC member CCC in an informal roundtable discussion in the light of the 2021 High-Level Political Forum to explore the opportunities presented by the Escazú Agreement for peacebuilding and development in Latin America and beyond.
The Escazú Agreement – a regional framework that tackles climate change through a human rights-based approach sponsored by the ECLAC – entered into force in April 2021 to respond to the increased impact of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) on people, their livelihoods, and their interactions with each other.
We are pleased to be joined by:
- Laura Becerra, Executive Director, Equipo Pueblo AC
- Daniel Zapico, Human Rights Officer, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
- Daniel Martín, Director of Sustainable Development, CCC
The informal roundtable discussion will provide a learning space for representatives of national governments, regional organizations, the UN and civil society. Civil society representatives will present case studies from national contexts and outline some practical avenues for coordination and joint action to ensure that the Agreement lives up to its full potential.
The discussion will be guided by the following questions:
- What are the opportunities that the Escazú Agreement offers for peacebuilding and development in LAC?
- Who are the stakeholders to support the realisation of the Agreement’s full potential?
- What opportunities exist to ensure the implementation of the Agreement?
- How can local civil society across LAC engage in the implementation of the Agreement?
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