Citizens in Peru will have a more active role in guaranteeing the right to enjoy a healthy and balanced environment.
Delegates from 24 different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Peru, approved yesterday in San Jose, Costa Rica, the first Regional Environmental Agreement, which establishes the right to people to access information mechanisms, participation and environmental justice, said Andina.
After nine rounds of negotiation, a document was created, which is a first for the region. It will allow citizens, in general, to play a much more active role in guaranteeing the right to enjoy a healthy and balanced environment.
This agreement was achieved during the IX Meeting of the Negotiating Committee of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Principle 10 of the Rio de Janeiro Declaration on Environment and Development ), which was developed from February 28 to March 4, according to information from Andina.
The Vice-Minister of Strategic Development of Natural Resources, Fernando León, who was present at this event, ratified in a speech Peru’s commitment to the process. He outlined “that Peru has recently approved the ‘National Human Rights Plan’ and has signed the ‘Pact of the Mother of God for Environmental Justice in Peru’, wrote Andina regarding this topic.
Leon also pointed out that from the Executive Power of Peru, inter-institutional collaboration mechanisms are being established to strengthen coordination and carry out actions in favor of compliance with legal norms and the prevention of crime in environmental matters.