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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).


Biodiversity matters. Reversing biodiversity loss requires action from all segments of society. It is in everyone’s best interest to take action and put biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030.…
This event aims to generate a space for inter-regional multi-stakeholder dialogue on experiences that empower people to protect the planet in times of COVID-19. As a linchpin of sustainable and…
Key issue: Denial of legal standing to appeal air quality plans. Key words: Legal standing, access to justice, air quality plans, particulate matter