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Event Joint CBD-Aarhus Convention Workshop

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Period [08/10/2010 - 09/10/2010]
Event location Nagoya, Japan
Event URL http://www.cbd.int/doc/lists/events-scbd.pdf
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The UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters was adopted on 25th June 1998 in the Danish city of Aarhus at the Fourth Ministerial Conference in the 'Environment for Europe' process.

The Aarhus Convention is a new kind of environmental agreement. The Convention:

  • Links environmental rights and human rights
  • Acknowledges that we owe an obligation to future generations
  • Establishes that sustainable development can be achieved only through the involvement of all stakeholders
  • Links government accountability and environmental protection
  • Focuses on interactions between the public and public authorities in a democratic context.

Zie verder http://www.unece.org/env/pp/