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14 Jan 2015
La CJUE limite la portée de la convention d’Aarhus
La Cour de justice de l'Union européenne (CJUE) vient de réduire la portée de la convention d'Aarhus, limitant la demande de réexamen des décisions aux seules mesures à portée individuelle. Le Bureau européen de l’environnement (BEE) a tiré le signal d’alarme le 13 janvier, dénonçant dans un communiqué «le bond en arrière de la démocratie environnementale».

14 Jan 2015
Aarhus Convention and access to administrative justice according to the EU
The provisions of an international agreement to which the Union is a party can be invoked in support of an action for annulment of an act of secondary legislation of the Union (or a plea of ​​illegality of the act) only when, "the nature and the general agreement in question is precluded and, secondly, these provisions appear, as regards their content, unconditional and sufficiently precise."

12 Jan 2015
Environnement : vers un renforcement de la démocratie participative
Comme souhaité par le président de la République, François Hollande, la ministre de l’Environnement, Ségolène Royal, a lancé le chantier de la démocratie participative dans le domaine de l'environnement. Les acteurs du secteur doutent du résultat, au vu des récentes déclarations du pouvoir exécutif et du délai imposé à la commission spécialisée du Conseil de la transition écologique, chargée de ce travail.

12 Jan 2015
Georgia: Gyla: Legislation is still violated in the case of Sakdrisi-Kachagiani
Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) considers that “legislation is still violated in case of Sakdrisi-Kachagiani”.

6 Jan 2015
France: Loi Macron : plus de libéralisme ? Pourquoi pas. Mais pas au mépris du droit
Le 26 janvier commenceront les discussions à l'Assemblée sur le projet de loi Macron, qui prévoit par exemple de nouvelles dispositions concernant le travail dominical, la construction ou les transports. Un texte qui pose un certains nombre de problèmes, notamment en matière de droit, selon l'avocate et ex-ministre Corinne Lepage.

5 Jan 2015
Austria: 30 years after Hainburg : still much to be done!
Renowned representatives of Hainburg movement from 1984 pull on the anniversary of the star march balance sheet: Prevention of Danube power plant and the preservation of the free-flowing section, together with their floodplains were successful. However, a variety of environmental sites is of concern.

30 Dec 2014
List of hazardous chemicals is extended
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) held its eighth meeting on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (Convention occupational accidents ), held from 3 to 5 December 2014 in Geneva, and has revised the list of chemical substances to include 13 other categories of hazardous substances and 32 other chemicals harmful to health and the environment. The revised Annex I of the Convention, which contains the lists of substances and categories was adopted to align the Globally Harmonized United Nations System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.

12 Dec 2014
Citizen engagement with national policy: energy project shares its experiences
Ensuring successful public engagement in policy can be difficult. Four key challenges – communicating complexity, providing balanced information, creating space for deliberation and accessing broader values – are highlighted by a new study. Its authors show how they dealt with these challenges in a UK programme, designed to gather public views on the future of national energy policy.

9 Dec 2014
Belgique: Greenpeace assigne l'Etat belge en justice pour non-respect de ses obligations
L’organisation non gouvernementale Greenpeace assigne l’Etat belge en justice, a-t-elle annoncé mardi. Elle estime que l’Etat n’a pas respecté ses obligations découlant des conventions d’Espoo et d’Aarhus.

8 Dec 2014
Occupation of the Hainburg wetlands: 30 years after that too many "environmental construction"
(Original article in German.) On this day exactly thirty years ago, on December 8, 1984, was the occupation of conservationists place in the Hainburg wetlands. Activists took the anniversary as an opportunity to request a package of measures for "environmental construction" with the "Hainburger Declaration" in 2020.

 
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