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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 Delegation of the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme organized a tour for journalists to show results on water saving innovation in the city's social institutions. A…
In a recent judgment, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) upheld a broad interpretation of the concept of “information that relates to emissions into the environment” that must be…
Mayors in Austria’s county Salzburg are fearing that the implementation of the Aarhus Convention will result in even more bureaucratic and thus longer and costlier approval procedures for…