GIS Storymap, #IfWehadEscazú, launched by CANARI under PISCES project
On March 12, 2021, CANARI launched the #IfWehadEscazú Storymap as a platform to receive, collate and showcase Caribbean citizens’ stories about why the Escazú Agreement is important and how public access to timely information about issues affecting the environment, public participation in environmental decision-making, guaranteed protections for environmental defenders, and access to justice in environmental matters will make a difference in their lives. The Storymap, published under the PISCES project, is part of the #IfwehadEscazú campaign developed and being spearheaded by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) in collaboration with other environmental civil society organisations (CSOs) based in countries across the Caribbean. The campaign aims to leverage the stories of Caribbean citizens to bring awareness to the benefits of Caribbean governments ratifying / acceding to the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean - widely known as the Escazú Agreement. This work is supported by the regional PISCES project funded by the European Union (ENV/2016/380-530).