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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).


A round table, where experts discuss the causes of veto laws regarding environmental assessment, will be held on 4th November 2016 at the press centre of the Gorshenin Institute. The discussion is…
The German state parliament in Düsseldorf is currently discussing the reconstruction of the A1-motorway over the Rhine. As many residents in the area prefer to build a tunnel rather than a bridge on…
Germany likes to see itself as a pioneer in environmental protection. However, in the implementation of European environmental requirements, Berlin is in no way an example. The European Commission…