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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).


After introducing Open Data and advertising for its value by pointing out several areas of benefit such as economic development or transparency, the article takes a look at practices in the EU…
The report comprises an analysis on the impacts of open data in Social/Political and Economic spheres. By systematic literature review, combined with a study that looks at the publication and use of…
Indroducing GIS-based civic engagement apps that are "improving the performance and image of government by helping citizens actively participate in government on their terms". The apps are described…