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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 report examines legal frameworks in selected EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Portugal) to assess whether they ensure…
The 2023 Annual Meeting of Aarhus Centres was organized by OCEEA and was held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, and virtually on 17 and 18  October 2023. The primary focus of the meeting was the role of…
UNESCO, in collaboration with the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD), created an open online course on access to information. The self-paced course introduces right-to-information legislation and its…