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7 May 2015
Kyrgyzstan: In Bishkek, the opening of Aarhus Center
A one-day roundtable to discuss plans for the Aarhus Centre in Bishkek and Osh in 2015 was held for the official opening of the Aarhus Center in Bishkek, as well as the implementation of the Aarhus Convention in the region. The opening of the new Aarhus Center is the result of a signed Memorandum of Understanding between the State Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the OSCE Centre in Bishkek in December last year.

7 May 2015
ECLAC: First Round of Negotiations Concludes for Regional Agreement on Rights of Access in Environmental Matters
Representatives from the signatory countries of the declaration on the application of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development wrapped up a three-day meeting today at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile.

4 May 2015
Kazakhstan: An improvement of legislation in the field of the transition to "green" economy: waste management and emission control
Today in the Majilis of the Committee on Ecology and Environment was adopted a bill "on amendments and additions to some legislative acts of Kazakhstan on environmental issues," which includes amendments on the Aarhus Convention and on the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. It is also a bill amending the "green economy". "The adoption of these laws will undoubtedly be another stage of Kazakhstan's transition to a "green" economy", said A.Milyutin, the chairman of the Majilis Committee on Ecology and Environment.

27 Apr 2015
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Workshop dealing with pollutants in Štip
The first of three workshops organized by the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning in cooperation with the Center for Environmental Democracy "Florozon" on the register of polluters in the country, will be held in Štip.

22 Apr 2015
Italy: Under the Aarhus Convention, the individual citizen can challenge decisions
The individual citizen must be able to challenge the administrative decision not to make an environmental impact assessment (EIA) of a project. This was stated by the European Court of Justice in relation to the question raised by the Austrian court; an application submitted in a dispute between an individual citizen, on the one hand, and the Unabhängiger Verwaltungssenat für Kärnten (UVK), EMA Beratungs-und Handels GmbH (EMA) and the Bundesminister für Wirtschaft, Familie und Jugend ( Minister of Economy, Family and Youth), on the other hand, regarding a decision to authorize the construction and operation of a shopping center on land adjacent to a fund owned by the lady.

21 Apr 2015
Austria: Opponents of a route construction project at the EU Committee on Petitions in Brussels
Opponents of the proposed bypass Mattighofen-Munderfing could audition in Brussels at the European Parliament Committee on Petitions. The importance of the petition was especially emphasized by the fact that she was being treated in a so-called accelerated procedure, as Paul Stefan officially recognized by the environmental organization "Habitat Mattigtal", which put forward his case in Brussels.

16 Apr 2015
Kazakhstan: OSCE co-organizes discussion in Astana on public participation in environmental decision making
An OSCE-supported roundtable discussion on public participation in the decision-making process on environmental matters took place today in Ust-Kamenogorsk, East Kazakhstan Region. Some 40 representatives of the regional administration, private and civil sectors, academia and expert communities participated in the event.

14 Apr 2015
France. Central thermique E.ON de Gardanne: l’enquête publique remise en cause
Le Parc naturel régional du Luberon impliqué dans le recours contre l’arrêté autorisant l’exploitation de la centrale E.O.N. de Gardanne.

14 Apr 2015
Ireland: Kilkenny bridges dispute settled in High Court
A dispute related to works on two new bridges in Kilkenny city that are part of its Central Access Scheme has been settled in the High Court, on terms that include agreement that their construction breached no planning laws or regulations.

9 Apr 2015
Belarus plans to raise the level of public participation in decision-making regarding important for the environment
House of Representatives passed the first reading amendments regarding some laws on environmental protection and public participation in decision-making in environmental matters, BelTA has learned.

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