Lawyers in India advocate for environmental rights, one case at a time.
Environmental democracy is about government being transparent, accountable, and involving people in decisions that affect their environment. 20 countries in The Access Initiative (TAI) network are expanding their work to promote environmental democracy. Here is a summary of what's ahead in 2008 and beyond.
The Access Initiative (TAI) and its partners are launching the first of its kind assessment of environmental governance in China. It is the first step towards engaging civil society organizations and government agencies to promote the public transparency, participation, and accountability that are essential foundations for sustainable development.
Once isolated Paraguay has changed radically due to a boom in soybean exports, which has brought changes in land and pesticide use.
The Access Initiative looks to expand its work on access to justice, access to information, and access to participation in the Middle East.
The Access Initiative Expands to South Asia, with a New Focus on Poverty and Water
Hungary becomes the 8th country to pledge better access to information, justice and participation in environmental decision-making.
Contains the tools to assess implementation of several access principles as they relate to environmental decision-making—access to information, access to participation, access to justice, and capacity-building, with accompanying instructional text.