p>Fourteen Latin American and Caribbean countries adopted an ambitious Plan of Action to improve access rights in the region, including access to information, public participation, and access to justice.
This post was co-authored with Elizabeth Moses, an intern with The Access Initiative.
Today is International Right to Know Day, a global initiative to…
The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) comes to a close today. In total, more than 100 heads of state and tens of thousands of representatives from government, business, and civil society came together over two weeks to advance solutions on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro.
More than 300 representatives from government, multilateral institutions, and civil society came together today to push for more action and commitments to support stronger governance around environmental issues.
On Tuesday, June 19, 2012, more than 300 representatives from governments, UN agencies, and civil society will gather to express their support for action and make commitments around open and transparent government and environmental issues.
As leaders in government, business and civil society prepare to head to Rio de Janeiro for the UN Sustainable Development Summit, known as Rio+20, experts from the World Resources Institute will host a press call to discuss issues and expectations for the meeting.
p>The number of specialized courts that resolve environmental issues has grown from only a handful in the 1970s to more than 350 in 41 countries.
WHAT: A Call for Environmental Courts:
Judges, Public Confidence, Expertise, and Visibility
WHEN: Monday, April 19th 2010
3 pm to 4:15 pm EST
Cocktail Reception: 4:15 to 5 pm EST
WHERE: World Resources Institute is located at 10 G Street, NE, #800, Washington, DC 20002 (Union Station Metro)
Lawyers in India advocate for environmental rights, one case at a time.
Following the recent violence over natural resource use, Peru has an opportunity to balance economic development with human rights protections.