The Fifth Montevideo Environmental Law Programme Regional Conference, will hold regional consultations on legal solutions to address climate change and biodiversity loss in the region. It will bring together national focal points, experts, and stakeholders to identify priorities for legal responses to the triple planetary crisis and examine potential legal, policy, and community-based actions to transform the principles of environmental law into practice. It will address key issues for environmental law in the region as well as the role of the judiciary in the advancement of Latin American and Caribbean environmental law and avenues to strengthen collaborative work and networking among relevant stakeholders, including environmental law clinics and the creation of a regional platform of environmental law lecturers.
The objectives of the Conference are to:
- Conduct the Latin American and Caribbean stakeholders consultations on legal and policy solutions to combat climate change and biodiversity loss in the region;
- Promote and advance the implementation of the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment in the region and the protection of human rights defenders in environmental matters, considering the celebration of the Second Regional Forum on Environmental Human Rights Defenders;
- Launch the platform of environmental law lecturers in Latin American and Caribbean;
- Promote collaboration and networking among stakeholders to strengthen the effective implementation of environmental law.
The Conference is organized by: The United Nations Environment Programme, Latin America and the Caribbean Office, with the support of Fundacion Expoterra (Expoterra Foundation), the Inter-American Institute on Justice and Sustainability (IIJS), the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Alianza de Clínicas Jurídicas Ambientales de Latinoamerica y el Caribe (Alliance of Environmental Law Clinics of Latin America and the Caribbean).
The consultation will be in Spanish and English with simultaneous interpretation. Register here for online participation
Session on the Role of Legislation in Promoting Ambient Air Quality Management
Session on the Regional Platform of Environmental Law Lecturers in Latin America and the Caribbean