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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 company that is operating heli-skiing on two mountaintops in Lech, Austria recently requested an extension of its special permit for the activity. While governor Karlheinz Rüdisser signalled that…
The Ministry of Justice in the UK (MoJ) introduced a reform of the environmental costs protection regime (ECPR). However, it is facing great opposition from the public in realizing this reform.…
At a Sustainable Finance and Investment Symposium, the Global Environmental Institute in China (GEI) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) gathered with representatives…