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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 Freedom of Information Unit of the Ministry of Justice of Israel and TAIEX came together for a joint workshop on ensuring the transparency of information towards the environment.  According…
Spanish Law 4/2021 on the recovery and protection of the Mar Menor recognised the rights of the Mar Menor lagoon ecosystem and its basin. The implementation of the new legal status allows for…
On 6 May 2022, in a landmark win for advocacy efforts combating SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation), anti-pesticide activist Karl Bär the Munich Environmental Institute (…