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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).


Special Communication on the Rights of Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters approved during the XXVI Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and…
The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, David R. Boyd, called on States to recognise the right to a healthy environment, in order to fight the scourges of climate change,…