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Secretariat of the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters - UNECE Aarhus Convention

International Organisations, Programmes, Funds, Institutes and other
Environment and Sustainable Development
Avenue de la Paix 8-14
1202 Geneva
Switzerland
Tel:
+ 41 22 917 26 82

"The UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation inDecision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters was adopted on25th June 1998 inthe Danish city of Aarhus at the Fourth Ministerial Conference in the'Environment for Europe' process. (...)The Aarhus Convention is a new kind ofenvironmental agreement. The Convention: Links environmental rights and humanrights; Acknowledges that we owe anobligation to future generations; Establishes that sustainable development canbe achieved only through the involvement of all stakeholders; Links governmentaccountability and environmental protection; Focuses on interactions betweenthe public and public authorities in a democratic context."