The Espoo Convention: Practical Guide for Citizens and NGOs

oie pdf to image2This guide provides citizens and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with clear and simple advice on how to better exercise their right to know and participate in environment-related decisions. The guide focuses on one important issue: what opportunities the public has to express its concerns about a decision which affects their environment but is taken in a foreign country. In Europe these opportunities are provided by the Espoo Convention and are available to citizens of 43 states.

Your guide to environmental democracy

oie pdf to image1This booklet gives an overview of the structure and functioning of the Aarhus Convention.  It has chapters on the related GMO Amendment and the PRTR Protocol, on how the EU has applied the Aarhus Convention in its legislation, and how UNEP is promoting the principles of the Convention around the world. It was published in English, Russian, Ukrainian and Turkish.

Case Law of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee

accc case law 2ndThis is the second edition of the Case Law of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee. It updates the first version from 2008 with new interpretations by the Compliance Committee as well as decisions adopted by Meeting of Parties to the Aarhus Convention. This publication was developed by the European ECO Forum legal team.

Implementation of Public Participation Pillar of the Aarhus Convention

implemenationThis new European ECO Forum report presents and analyses the views of NGOs from 21 countries regarding implementation of Public Participation pillar of the Aarhus Convention.

ECO-Forum report on Aarhus implementation

ECO-Forum NIR report web-1This publication was prepared for the Third Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention which took place on June 11 - 13, 2008 in Riga/Latvia. It is an NGO assessment of the implementation of the Aarhus Convention in their respective countries.

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