IRI Colombia refines its roadmap for advocacy around legislative agenda, Escazú Agreement

May 2022

IRI Colombia has developed an update on the legislative agenda in the country, examining the development of bills that are of interest to the program because of their relation to the protection of the Amazon.  The intention behind updating its legislative agenda is to adjust the IRI Colombia intervention strategy to make the most effective contributions possible to protecting forests and the rights of indigenous peoples.  IRI Colombia also updated a follow-up note on the draft law for the adoption of the Escazú Agreement. The note examines the prospects for progress in the approval of the agreement at the end of the legislature and the current presidential term. It also provides inputs on the adjustments to be made as of July 20, when the new Congress begins its activities.