Aarhus 6-MOP Budva 2017

Sixth Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention together with third session of the Protocol on Pollutants Release and Transfer Registers takes place in Budva, Montenegro, in September 2017. The governments and the civil society organizations will discuss current situation on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters. The group of non-governmental organizations from Europe and Asia, coordinated by Arnika, has prepared several presentations. Participate in our side events – come to discuss hot topics of today!

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Performance: Stop the persecution!

Stop the persecution

When entering the conference hotel, pay attention! There will be people trying to tell their stories, alert on the persecution of environmental activists, and ask for help. But helping might be dangerous, maybe even receiving the message. So be carefull...

New website "Stop the Persecution!"


Side event: Defending the Defenders: Protecting environmental activists from persecution

defendingdefendersMonday 11 September

A rising trend threatening people defending the environment ▪ The need for protection in the Aarhus Convention countries ▪ The Compliance Committee and environmental defenders: Belarusian case ▪ The Compliance Committee: review of progress during the last cycle

New website "Stop the Persecution!"

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Side event: Official and shadow reports: Monitoring progress of the implementation

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Reporting mechanism and its constraints ▪ Shadow implementation reports: Hungary, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic

Read the shadow reports prepared by NGOs

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Side event: PRTR: Making the data on pollution understandable to the public

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Importance of pollution data for the public ▪ Example of the best practice: the Czech Republic ▪ Polluters under the magnifying glass & Top tens of largest polluters ▪ Access to the pollution data in the countries where PRTRs do not exist: Shadow registers in Bosnia and Herzegovina & Kazakhstan

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