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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 Portuguese People-Animal-Nature Party (PAN) plans to file two complaints to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe for breach of both the Aarhus and the Espoo Convention. The alleged…
The Director General of UNESCO and the mayor of Venice will talk about the status of Venice as a UNESCO site in Paris today. A group of French sympathizers with the city made clear that they want to…
A seminar on how to use the Aarhus Convention for the protection of space and nature was held in Pula, Croatia on 2nd and 3rd June 2016. Major European and Croatian experts on the Aarhus…