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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).


Main objectives: The main objective was to empower local residents with knowledge about the rights they have in relation to participation in decision making processes, and inform them about the…
Main objectives: Implementation of the principles of the Convention across the country.   Implementation: Supply of information, public participation in decision-making, adoption of new laws,…
 Speaking ahead of World Environment Day on 5 June 2018, the head of UN Environment Mr. Erik Solheim and the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment Mr. John Knox issued a statement…