Berta Cáceres, a Honduran indigenous and environmental leader and Goldman Environmental Prize Winner has been assassinated.
By Elizabeth Moses and Elizabeth Wilkinson
Women have a vital role in the conservation and management of sustainable ecosystems. The translation of access rights into stronger natural resource governance must include careful consideration of the impacts to the empowerment of women, the protection of their rights, and their meaningful participation in decision making. With growing momentum around multiple global initiatives such as the SDGs, Open Government Partnership and the Paris Agreements the ability to meaningful include women’s voices has become even more critical.
A very successful webinar was held by The Access Initiative to discuss articles 4-7 of the preliminary document on the Regional Principle 10 agreement today. Presenters Andrea Cerami from CEMDA in Mexico and Danielle Andrade from Goffe Law, Jamaica provided information on the upcoming Negotiations in Uruguay from April 4-8. They described the provisions likely to be negotiated and contributions and positions of Government on a number of issues including .
Restrictions on the application of the agreement beyond national law
Extend of or Scope of the Agreement
Since its inception, TAI’s emphasis on the fundamental importance of ensuring everyone have the right and ability to participate in decisions that affect their livelihood and environment has put our work at the forefront of the environmental movement. We have assembled an impressive suite of tools and tactics to strengthen our evidence based advocacy including the TAI assessment, The Environmental Democracy Index, and our partnerships and joint projects at the local, national, regional, and international level.