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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 2021 Aarhus Centres Annual Meeting was held in Vienna and online on 23 and 24 September 2021. The meeting focused on good environmental governance, the role of Aarhus Centres in times of disaster…
Building on the increasing groundswell of biodiversity actions and support to the Sharm El Sheikh to Kunming Action Agenda for Nature and People, a Non-Governmental Organizations’ (NGO) Action Forum…
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday called on States to take bold actions to give prompt and real effect to the right to a healthy environment, following a UN Human…