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Resources 'Article 4: Access to Environmental Information'

Environmental compliance assurance describes all the ways in which public authorities promote, monitor and enforce compliance with such rules. It is part of environmental governance.  Promote means…
The Independent Institute for Environmental Issues, UfU e.V., had the pleasure to invite highly ranked scholars from different jurisdictions and members of national and international authorities to…
Good Practice: Internationally proven method that allows citizens to discuss a plan with experts and provide their opinion and policy recommendations in a report.   Type: ONDRAF/NIRAS, the Belgian…
Good Practice: Drafting new water management plans in Cantabria, Spain started “on the streets”. Issues raised by public included: water supply, sanitation, water conservation, water management,…
Good Practice: Provide training and confidence building to key champions within a community who could then inspire their groups and contacts. Moreover, provide training to the interested public, so…
Good Practice: Innovative practice of engaging the public in consultations. Case study represents a good example of thinking outside the box when deciding how to communicate plans or other public…
Good Practice: The multi-sector and multi-level participation process used to the design Spain’s rural environmental policies led to a high degree of consensus of the final programme. It has not been…
Main objectives: The EPA is committed to developing new means of communicating environmental information and key messages to as wide an audience as possible. To complement the State of the…
Main objectives: The main objective of these workshops was to inform cantonal representatives about recent developments concerning the right to access to information (e.g. recent cases of the Swiss…
Main objectives: To promote easy access to environmental information held by the EIB by proactively making it available to the public via an electronic database.   Implementation: The project was…