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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).


From 22-26 October 2018, UN Environment will convene a series of meetings in New York, USA. The purpose of the meetings include, inter alia, supporting the first ever presentation of the report of…
The Aarhus Centres and Public Environmental Information Centres from 15 countries met together in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, for a 2018 annual meeting to discuss their support and good practices in…
Ms Hilal Elver, Special Rapporteur on the right to food and Mr. Dainius Pūras, Special Rapporteur on the right to physical and mental health, welcomed the decision by a California court awarding $289…