Activity 2 Preparation and participation in the Negotiating Committee meetings (NCMs) of the LAC P10 process

Preparation and participation in the fourth and fifth Negotiating Committee meetings

The project team assisted in the preparations for the fourth and fifth NCMs. The fourth meeting took place on August 9–12, 2016, in the Dominican Republic, and the fifth meeting was held on November 21–25 in Santiago, Chile. The sixth meeting is planned for spring 2017.

The project supported the participation of three Caribbean CSO representatives in the fourth NCM and five representatives in the fifth NCM, thus ensuring the involvement of key stakeholders in the negotiation process. The delegates were selected in consultation with the LAC P10 public representatives and the UN ECLAC Secretariat for the P10 process.

Webinar on Public Participation

On October 14, 2016, the REC organised a webinar on Article 8 of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The objective of the webinar was to discuss proposals from the public on Article 8 of the Regional Agreement in order to finalise a proposal for presentation by the public as a revised draft at the Negotiation Meeting in Chile on November 21–25, 2016.