4 important things you need to know about the agreement
Escazú agreement negotiation
It had the significant participation of the public and the support of the ECLAC, as technical secretariat.
RIO + 20
It is the only treaty that has emerged from Rio + 20 and the first on environmental issues in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The treaty recognises right to a healthy environment for present and future generations.
Human Rights and the environment
It is the only binding international instrument with specific provisions for the promotion and protection of human rights in environmental matters.