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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).


Ensuring successful public engagement in policy can be difficult.Four key challenges – communicating complexity, providing balanced information, creating space for deliberation and accessing broader…
The UNEP access-to-information policy, issued on 6 June 2014, is currently on a pilot phase and subject to review within one year. During this interim period, there will be further consideration on…
L’organisation non gouvernementale Greenpeace assigne l’Etat belge en justice, a-t-elle annoncé mardi. Elle estime que l’Etat n’a pas respecté ses obligations découlant des conventions d’Espoo et d’…