Introductory Course on SDG 16 and access rights, the Aarhus Convention, and the Escazú Agreement

Course

Self-paced e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

United Nations Environment Programme

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

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Effort
3 hours
Level
Introductory
Language
English
Spanish
Region
Latin America and the Caribbean
Venue
Online
Certificate
Yes
Price
Free

Course summary

This e-learning course explores the environmental dimension of SDG 16, honing in on the targets and indicators linked to access rights. The course provides an overview of how the Escazú Agreement and the Aarhus Convention support SDG 16 and the 2030 Agenda.

About this course

This e-learning course explores the environmental dimension of SDG 16, honing in on the targets and indicators linked to access rights. Access rights (access to information, public participation, and access to justice), supported by safeguards for environmental defenders, are essential elements of environmental stewardship and decision-making, and provide invaluable tools to contribute to the achievement of SDG 16. The course provides an overview of how the Escazú Agreement and the Aarhus Convention support SDG 16 and the 2030 Agenda.After the completion of the course, participants will have an overview of the environmental and human rights dimension of SDG 16, Rio Principle 10 and access rights. They will understand the Aarhus Convention and the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers and have gained knowledge about the negotiation and adoption of the Escazú Agreement.

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Target audience

This course is open to everyone interested in learning more about SDG 16, the Aarhus Convention and the Escazú Agreement.

Learning objectives

After the completion of the course, participants will have an overview of the environmental and human rights dimension of SDG 16, Rio Principle 10 and access rights. They will understand the Aarhus Convention and the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers and have gained knowledge about the negotiation and adoption of the Escazú Agreement.