Activity 3 Sub-regional CSO coordination meeting and capacity building for CSOs and other stakeholders

Meeting of technical officers responsible for the environment at the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)

A meeting of technical officers responsible for the environment was held at the headquarters of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States in Saint Lucia on August 24, 2016.

Karetta Crooks Charles made a presentation on P10 and the P10 process to delegates from St. Lucia at the meeting, with the online participation of representatives from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, and St. Kitts and Nevis.


The fourth annual meeting of the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund and the first meeting of the Caribbean Challenge Initiative Council of Saint Lucia

The two meetings were held on September 19–23, 2016, organised by the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) and the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) secretariats.

Karetta Crooks Charles made a presentation on civil society engagement in the LAC P10 and responded to questions about P10 implementation.


The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Council of Ministers of Environmental Sustainability web meeting

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Council of Ministers of Environmental Sustainability held a web meeting on September 16, 2016. Danielle Andrade presented the LAC P10 process to the ministers and responded to questions raised. It became clear that some of the ministers were not aware of the regional process on LAC P10, thus the awareness-raising dimension of the meeting was greatly appreciated.


Caribbean Youth Environment Network Training on Principle 10

A training for young people on Principle 10 was organised by the REC between October 31 and November 1, 2016, in the framework of the 12th Biennial Congress and Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) Summit. The objective was to explore the contribution of young people to the implementation of Article 8 on public participation in the region. Participants discussed the potential role of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network in Principle 10 implementation in signatory and non-signatory countries. Discussions also centered around the challenges of getting countries on board and on the opportunities and benefits for governments and societies arising from the implementation of P10.

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Webinar on Access to Justice

On July 6, 2017, the REC organised a webinar on Article 9 of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean. The webinar addressed the issues of redress in cases of abusing right to information, abusing right to public participation and violation of environmental law, as well as requirements regarding remedies and procedures. The event assisted the development of a strategy of CSOs towards Access to justice provisions of the of the Regional Agreement.

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