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Resources 'Article 7: Public Participation Concerning Plans, Programmes and Policies Relating to the Environment'

This SDG Primer aims to establish a common base of understanding and approach for the UN system in supporting the 2030 Agenda. It is primarily meant to inform, in broad terms, the programmes and…
The Urgenda Foundation (Urgenda) brought this claim against the Netherlands, alleging that it has a legal obligation to take more ambitious measures to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Urgenda argued…
The four-day international conference ‘Fighting Air Pollution in the Industrial Cities of Europe’, organized by Arnika Association from the Czech Republic, was held in Ostrava. The Ostrava Conference…
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: Successful initiative to build capacity in 'disproportionately affected communities' and defend their right to participate in environmental decision-making in the UK.   Type: Non-…
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: Mix of techniques used to involve different groups of stakeholders as well as transparent process on how public contributions were taken into account in the final plan.   Type:…
Main objectives: Promotion of the Aarhus Convention at the national level, supporting the country in its effective implementation, establishment of higher standards of environmental protection.…