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To what extent do people around the world have access to information about their environment? Can they voice their opinion about development projects and policies? Sixteen years after the Rio Conference, how have governments kept their commitments to support access to information, public participation, and access to justice in environmental decision-making? What innovative ways have civil society organizations and governments found to successfully promote access?
Based on analysis of laws and over 200 recent case studies in 26 countries and a review of existing literature, Voice and Choice attempts to both answer these questions and frame an advocacy agenda.
Jonathan Lash, President, World Resources Institute
Presentation: Voice and Choice: Opening the Door to Environmental Democracy
Lalanath de Silva, Director, The Access Initiative
Joseph Foti, Associate, The Access Initiative
David Hunter, Director of the Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law at Washington College of Law, American University
Tomás Severino, Director, Cultura Ecológica, Mexico City, Mexico
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