#Aarhus

Moldovan environment lacks protection and citizens power to defend it, new report reveals

Moldovan environment lacks protection and citizens power to defend it, new report reveals

Moldovans do not have sufficient access to environmental information and their right to participate in decision making is often restricted. The responsibilities of the state...

Belarus should stop persecuting environmental activists, UNECE countries insist

Belarus should stop persecuting environmental activists, UNECE countries insist

Belarus has been persecuting environmental activists and should stop this violation of international law. The Seventh Meeting of the Parties (1) to the Aarhus Convention (2)...

The space for civil society is furtherly shrinking: Too many states do not respect the environmental democracy principles

The space for civil society is furtherly shrinking: Too many states do not respect the environmental democracy principles

A substantial number of countries are failing to adhere to the agreed provisions of the International Aarhus Convention on environmental democracy (1). While the post-Soviet and...

Cities of Europe face a growing conflict between private and public interests

Cities of Europe face a growing conflict between private and public interests

As urbanization in European countries goes on, the quality of life in urban areas and the sustainability of spatial planning are becoming crucial. A conflict between private and...

Raise your hand for protection of environmental activists! NGOs call on governments

Raise your hand for protection of environmental activists! NGOs call on governments

Will the defenders of the environment get effective protection from harassment and persecutions? That is one of the main agenda points of the upcoming Meeting of the Parties to...

Without access to information, Moldova cannot achieve a better environment

Without access to information, Moldova cannot achieve a better environment

For years, environmentalists in Moldova have their hands tied by not having access to information – such as data on droughts or floods tormenting the country. Despite the fact...

Environmental destruction in times of coronavirus: a new study brings cases from Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia to light

Environmental destruction in times of coronavirus: a new study brings cases from Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia to light

Changing the law in favour of investors, sudden approval of controversial projects, unlawful construction of hydropower plants, illegal logging, or persecution of activists....

Aarhus anniversary: 20 years of environmental democracy

Aarhus anniversary: 20 years of environmental democracy

Twenty years after its adoption, the Aarhus Convention remains a unique mechanism enforcing people’s right to healthy environment. The UNECE’s international agreement, signed in...

United Nations condemns environment related violence

United Nations condemns environment related violence

A persecution of activists protecting the environment and local communities has raised the attention of the United Nations Environment Programme. The leading global authority on...

EBRD’s loan to Ukrainian agrooligarch postponed… or not?

EBRD’s loan to Ukrainian agrooligarch postponed… or not?

Controversial Ukrainian agroholding MHP is seeking the subsidy from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). In order to postpone the decision, an open letter...

Governments call for stronger protection of environmental activists and criticize Belarus for persecution

Governments call for stronger protection of environmental activists and criticize Belarus for persecution

Governments of 46 countries are seriously concerned over harassment of environmental defenders which is increasing globally. Budva Declaration, of the UNECE Aarhus Convention...

Shrinking space for civic society: Public participation in decision-making on environment deteriorates

Shrinking space for civic society: Public participation in decision-making on environment deteriorates

A large number of countries are failing to adhere to the agreed provisions of the international Aarhus Convention which concerns environmental democracy. While the post-Soviet...