A Side event entitled “The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Declaration on Principle 10” was held in Nairobi, Kenya at the UNEP Governing Council on Thursday 21st February to build countries and civil society awareness of the adoption of a Principle 10 LAC Declaration at the Rio+20 Conference in Brazil. There are currently eleven governments which are signatories to the P10 Declaration adopted as an official Rio + 20 outcome. These countries are; Brazil, Chile Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Jamaica Mexico Panama , Paraguay , Peru and Uruguay.
TAI and its partners are working to get funding for civil society participation in the process for the LAC P10 Instrument
In the context of Rio+20, a number of civil society organizations, most of which form part of The Access Initiative (TAI), came together to advocate countries in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region to advance on access rights. As a result, at Rio+20 eleven governments issued a formal declaration and publicly signaled their support for development of a regional instrument to strengthen access to information, public participation, and access to justice in sustainable development decision‐making.
Los días 27 y 28 de Enero del 2013 se realizó en Santiago de Chile la I Cumbre de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (CELAC).
La Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y del Caribe agrupa a todos los países de América Latina y el Caribe. Fue creada el 23 de febrero de 2010 en sesión de la Cumbre de la unidad de América Latina y el Caribe, en la ciudad de Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, México.
Public Hearing is part of the process under the Environment (Protection) Act 1986, and rules there under i.e. Environment Impact Assessment Notification 2006, and related amendments in India. This is the tool for people to have ‘Access to Participation’ in environmental decision making.