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Welcome to the Aarhus Clearinghouse for Environmental Democracy.
This web portal showcases information on laws and practices relevant to the public's right to:
• access environmental information
• participate in environmental decision-making, and
• achieve justice on environmental matters

The Aarhus Clearinghouse provides information relevant to the implementation of Principle 10 of the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development at the global and regional level, as well as national levels all over the world. It also facilitates the collection, dissemination and exchange of information related to the UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (in short: Aarhus Convention).


The EU and its Member States are parties to the Aarhus Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters. The Aarhus…
The Independent Institute for Environmental Issues, UfU e.V., had the pleasure to invite highly ranked scholars from different jurisdictions and members of national and international authorities to…
In 2018, the second edition of the Citizen's Guide to the Aarhus Convention “Beteiligungsrechte im Umweltschutz – Was bringt Ihnen die Aarhus-Konvention?” (in German) was published by the Federal…