PROGRESS IN P10 IMPLEMENTATION
As a significant outcome from Rio+20, 18 Governments have now adopted the Principle 10 Declaration for Latin America and the Caribbean on Environment and Development. ECLAC has created a register of interest for civil society organizations across the region to indicate their interest in getting updates about the regional process. Decisions have still to be taken whether this regional instrument will be legally binding or not this September 2014. Brazil currently co-chairs with Costa Rica the Working Group on designing the regional instrument.
This blog was originally posted on the Global Forest Watch Blog on August 4, 2014.
By Jonathan Mason and Jared Messinger
Recent advances in technology have revolutionized the way people live, work, and communicate with each other. So, if these transformations can change how we access media and purchase goods, can they also improve how we manage our natural resources? In October, WRI and The Access Initiative (TAI) will convene its wide network of innovators who are already answering that question.
Thank you to all the TAI partners who submitted applications for travel funding to attend the 2014 TAI Global Gathering! Funding decisions have now been made and all applicants should have received an email notifying them of the decision. We strongly encourage TAI members who did not receive travel funding to try and raise funds on their own. We are always happy to provide letters of support to use when fundraising.
This blog post was originally posted on WRI Insights on July 29, 2014.
Written by Jesse Worker and Stephanie Ratte
This blog post is the first installment of WRI’s Exploring Environmental Democracy blog series, which examines the state of environmental rights in regions around the world. Later this year, WRI’s Access Initiative will launch a new mapping tool that evaluates how environmental democracy principles are being applied in 70 countries.
Eight years ago, developers proposed a five-dam project on the Baker and Pascua Rivers in Patagonia, Chile. While they projected that the hydropower would produce 2,750 megawatts of power, the project would also flood 23 square miles of wilderness, jeopardizing the environment, local culture, and tourism of the region.