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Featured Commitment: Access to Justice for Environmental Matters

Compromiso destacado: acceso a justicia en materia ambiental

Engagement en vedette: l'accès à justice pour les questions environnementales

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What's in the 2019 Action Plans

This commitment story is featured in What’s in the 2019 Action Plans. Read the full publication here. 

What’s in the 2019 Action Plans Explore commitments OGP members made in their 2019 action plans, including commitments to watch in each of the eight focus policy areas in OGP’s three year strategy.

Ecuadorian legislation does not require the collection or disclosure of information on environmental stewardship. Citizens also lack opportunities to participate in environmental issues; typically, they can only do so through environmental impact assessments. To make environmental governance more open and accountable, Ecuador committed to implement the Escazú Agreement, which aims to provide citizens full and effective access to environmental information, opportunities to participate in environmental decision-making, and access to justice for environmental matters. A national observatory with members from civil society, academia, and local groups will collaborate with the government to develop a roadmap with concrete proposals to ratify and implement the agreement, and oversee its implementation.

 

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