Join the Aarhus Convention. Idea from timjonesbooks

New Zealand should investigate signing up to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters known as the "Aarhus Convention", or look to adopting principles based on this convention.

unece.org/environment-policy/public-participation/aarhus-convention/introduction and 
ec.europa.eu/environment/aarhus/ 

 

 

Why the contribution is important

The Aarhus Convention establishes a number of rights of the public (individuals and their associations) with regard to the environment. The Convention provides for:

* the right of everyone to receive environmental information that is held by public authorities ("access to environmental information"). 

* the right to participate in environmental decision-making. 

* the right to review procedures to challenge public decisions that have been made without respecting the two aforementioned rights or environmental law in general ("access to justice")

by AdminOGPVH on July 29, 2021 at 09:57AM

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