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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 2019 Aarhus Centres Annual Meeting concluded on 17 October 2019 in Vienna. The two-day meeting brought together Aarhus Centres representatives, national focal points to the Aarhus Convention,…
This article takes stock of the trends and benefits of the collection and dissemination of environmental information by using new and emerging digital technologies and promotes a vision for moving…
The EEA briefing ‘A decade of industrial pollution data’ shows how the register has enabled public access to environmental information since its creation in 2006 and has helped to assess the…