In the month of March we will start the cycle of workshops “How to access environmental rights? Escazú Agreement for communities”, within the framework of the project “Escazú Agreement: What happens in Córdoba?”, which aims to promote capacities regarding the rights provided for in the Agreement in our province and strengthen community tools to demand its application.
“Below, we offer a google translate version of the original article in Spanish. This translation may not be accurate but serves as a general presentation of the article. For more accurate information, please switch to the Spanish version of the website. In addition, feel free to directly contact in English the person mentioned at the bottom of this article with regards to this topic”.At the end of last year, we developed the first stage of the project through monitoring and diagnosis of compliance with the rights provided for in the Escazú Agreement (rights of access to information, participation and justice) in our province. The results we obtained aroused great concern about the limited access, by communities, to the rights and tools that the Agreement grants.
Based on the above, the objective of this second stage is to advance in the promotion and consolidation of capacities of the local community, through a cycle of empowerment workshops on the tools provided by this agreement, which was incorporated into our legislation. Within this framework, we will develop four workshops in different strategic locations in the province, with the following schedule:
- Alta Gracia – March 18 (9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Club Central)
- Villa María – March 31 (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Universidad Nacional de Villa María)
- Cosquín – April 15 (9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Sociedad Española)
- Córdoba – April 28 (in the Amphitheater of the Siglo 21 University – Ituzaingó 484, Nueva Córdoba)
The content of the meetings is presented in 2 large modules:
- the first deals with environmental conflicts and essential notions of the human right to a healthy environment and environmental policy;
- while in the second it delves into the Escazú Agreement and the rights of access to information, participation and justice.
The speaker will be the lawyer and university professor María Laura Foradori, who is also a specialist in environmental education and a master’s degree in environment and sustainable development, member of ACACIA, a network of environmental lawyers.
We believe that these meetings are very important for the construction of networks and collective knowledge from the territories in struggle against environmental conflicts in our province. We hope that all interested people can join!
Sign up here:bit.ly/TalleresDerechosAmbientales
This activity is supported by:
Mesa por el Agua y el Ambiente Alta Gracia – Feria Agroecológica Córdoba – Vecinos Unidos en Defensa de un Ambiente Seguro (Fuera Porta) – Vecinos autoconvocados por la salud y el ambiente Marcos Juárez – ACACIA Derecho Ambiental – RACC (Red de Abogacía Comunitaria) – Legal Empowerment Fund – Universidad Villa María – Universidad Siglo 21
- ESCAZÚ AGREEMENT: Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters
- Questions and Answers on Access to Environmental Information
Laura Carrizo, firstname.lastname@example.org