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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).


Conservation groups of the Board of Saja-Besaya Natural Park say the number of trees cleared according to the Directorate General of Forestry -375 in 2014 "does not correspond with reality…
The author portrays two recent judgments of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) which has ruled that environmental protection organization may sue EU institutions only under strict conditions.…
After the ratification of the Aarhus Convention in 2014, the Swiss Federal Council published in 2015 the national report on the state of the environment, including information on the quality of the…