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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).


Cutting forests in the Issyk-Kul region caused another surge of indignation among the Kyrgyz people. However, despite the raised noise, people do not know where to address this problem. This article…
The article summarizes a case by the NGO ?ClientEarth? who took the European Commission to Court in order to understand a decision not to adopt a Directive underpinning the Aarhus Convention, despite…
More than half of the 28 countries in the European Union, including Germany and France, have decided to ban their farmers from growing genetically modified crops. Environmental groups long opposed to…