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Democracy in practice: public participation in environmental decisions Thomas C. Army U. EPA values into decisions variable process features wider public. The politics of the earth: Environmental discourses. Beierle is a fellow at Resources for the Future. Jerry Cayford is a research associate at Resources for the Future. Skip to main content Skip to main navigation menu Skip to site footer.
In practice, this has meant increased access to information affecting decision-making, the establishment of public fora for discussion, and some broadening of legal standing requirements for individuals and citizens' groups challenging actions based on environmental concerns. These three concepts-public participation, access to information, and access to justice-are the three main pillars of the Aarhus Convention, which entered into force in October of , and is administered by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe UNECE.
In addition to the three pillars, the most notable feature of the Convention is the key role carved out for non-governmental organizations NGOs , which feature prominently in the Convention's conception of environmental democracy. The Convention has been signed and ratified by more than forty countries from Europe and Eurasia, and parallel principles are being advocated and applied in a variety of other settings.
The Aarhus principles grew out of the Rio Declaration's Principle 10 and the United Nations' Agenda 21 program, both of which underscored the importance of the role of the public and the NGO sector in environmental decision-making. Public participation and the environment: Do we know what works?
Environmental Science and Technology , 33 16 , — Creighton, J. Public involvement techniques: A reader of ten years experience at the institute for water resources. Crosby, N. Citizen juries: One solution for difficult environmental questions. Renn, T.
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