To Protect the Environment, Protect the Defenders
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Felipe Pino, an environmental lawyer based in Chile, kicks off the next installment of Voices of Open Government by sharing insights on the Escazu Agreement. Felipe discusses the importance of environmental democracy, the need for public participationGiving citizens opportunities to provide input into government decision-making leads to more effective governance, improved public service delivery, and more equitable outcomes. Technical specificatio... in responding to climate crises, and the significance of Escazu being the only treaty in the world that explicitly outlines protections for environmental defenders.
- Guest: Felipe Pino, Environmental Lawyer & Project Coordinator, ONG FIMA
- Host: Jose Perez, Senior Communications Officer, OGP
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