This is undoubtedly the greatest achievement and a historic milestone for environmental democracy, as no other international treaty contains provisions on the protection of human rights standards. The same goes for the inclusion of people in vulnerable situations: we worked hard for a definition and insisted that it be included in the text of the agreement. How does civil society commit to states ratifying the agreement? After several years of negotiations, the first environmental treaty for Latin America and the Caribbean, the regional agreement on access to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters, known as the Escazú Agreement, was approved in March 2018. CIVICUS discusses with Aída Gamboa, a specialist in Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), the importance of this agreement for civil society.