A regional agreement for healthy eco-systems in Latin America and the Caribbean

Five Nations including Costa Rica – the country where the Escazú Agreement was adopted – announced publicly working towards a proposal for UN Human Rights Council to recognize globally the right to a clean, safe, healthy and sustainable environment writes Claudia Ituarte-Lima. In her op-ed she says that the only way for the region to face significant social-ecological challenges is by ratifying the Escazú Agreement. She is researcher on international environmental law at Stockholm University, senior researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and visiting scholar at School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia.