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19 Jul 2014
Kazakhstan: for public transparency of subsoil
Original article in Russian. "Analysis of the effectiveness of revenues from natural resources in the Republic of Kazakhstan" - under this name in Semey seminar with the participation of NGOs, government and business representatives. The workshop is organized within the project "Tools for assessing the impact of the EITI mining companies on the environment in ASD" with the support of the OSCE Centre in Astana. The purpose of the seminar was to explore initiatives in improving transparency in the extractive industries, introduction of reporting on Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the method of analysis EITI reporting and provide practical recommendations for the analysis of the financial statements.

18 Jul 2014
Forum to focus on improving environmental situation of Shuchinsk-Burabay resort area as an object of EXPO 2017
ASTANA. KAZINFORM - The forum organized by OSCE Centre in Astana, Burabay Aarhus Centre will take place on July 31- August 1, 2014, in Burabay, Kazakhstan.

18 Jul 2014
Kazakhstan: Statement by Public Expert Council "Kok-Zhaylau"
Original article in Russian. On Sunday, July 13, 2014 tourists climbing the mountain plateau Kok Zhailau recorded earthquakes. Later it was learned that on July 11, started the construction of electrical networks for the external power supply mountain resort "Kok-Zhaylau." Meanwhile, to date ski resort project is not yet approved as a project to be approved and transfer of land for its construction.

16 Jul 2014
Committee rules HS2 court decision 'breached European guidelines'
AN INFLUENTIAL committee has ruled not referring a key decision on HS2 to the European Court of Justice was incorrect. The Aarhus Compliance Committee this week said the Supreme Court breached the UK government's obligations towards the Aarhus Convention by ruling no Strategic Environmental Assessment of the project needed to be carried out.

16 Jul 2014
La concertation encore peu encline à faire bouger les lignes
La convention d’Aarhus a accéléré, à partir de 1998, la mise en œuvre de dispositifs de concertation en France, avant toute décision environnementale. Quels sont leurs effets et leurs limites? Ces questions ont alimenté 20 projets de recherche tricolores, mobilisant historiens, anthropologues, juristes, sociologues et politologues entre 2008 et 2013, dont la synthèse est publiée ce 16 juillet par le Commissariat général au développement durable (CGDD).

15 Jul 2014
«La justice a ses limites»
Entretien. SURVOL DE BRUXELLES. Les arguments développés par les défenseurs de l’Etat fédéral contre le recours en cessation environnementale de la Région contre le plan Wathelet ont surpris Evelyne Huytebroeck.Son analyse.

11 Jul 2014
Eco-laws: Vienna gets rebuke from Brussels
Original article in German. Again Brussels sends a warning letter to Vienna. This is the fifth in terms of the environment, in addition to the ongoing proceedings on the topics of particulate matter, Natura 2000 sites, the power plant on the Black Sulm, and energy efficiency, this occasion relates to citizens' initiatives.

10 Jul 2014
The glyphosate toxicity studies you’re not allowed to see
Pesticide regulators are refusing to release to the public the key industry studies on glyphosate that underpin regulatory authorizations and safety limits set for the herbicide, writes Claire Robinson.

9 Jul 2014
Unhappy with the law: Environmentalists demand Armenia’s compliance with Aarhus Convention
“The new law “On Environmental Impact Evaluation and Expertise” adopted last month by the legislative body of the country has given rise to environmentalists’ discontent and criticism as they see serious deficiencies and gaps in the law.

9 Jul 2014
Parties to UNECE treaties on public participation in environmental matters join forces to increase transparency, protect whistle-blowers and promote environmental democracy
More than 400 participants from some 50 countries gathered in Maastricht, the Netherlands, last week to attend the fifth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) and the second session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (Protocol on PRTRs), which were held from 29 June to 4 July 2014. At a Joint High-level Segment of the two treaties, held on 2 July, Parties adopted the Maastricht Declaration, which notably highlights the importance of protecting whistle-blowers and environmental activists and ensuring safe public participation in decision-making.

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