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Environmental issues are best handled with the participation of all concerned citizens, at the relevant level. At the national level, each individual shall have appropriate access to information concerning the environment that is held by public authorities, including information on hazardous materials and activities in their communities, and the opportunity to participate in decision-making processes. States shall facilitate and encourage public awareness and participation by making information widely available. Effective access to judicial and administrative proceedings, including redress and remedy, shall be provided (Source: Rio Principle 10)

In carrying out their commitments under Article 4, paragraph 1(i), the Parties shall: (a) Promote and facilitate at the national and, as appropriate, subregional and regional levels, and in accordance with national laws and regulations, and within their respective capacities: (i) The development and implementation of educational and public awareness programmes on climate change and its effects; (ii) Public access to information on climate change and its effects;[...] (Source: UNFCCC, Art. 6)

In response to a request for environmental information, make such information available to the public, within the framework of national legislation[...] The environmental information [...] shall be made available as soon as possible [...] (Source: Aarhus Convention, Art. 4)

The ability, right and permission to approach and use, or the general availability of, resources that convey knowledge. (Source: GEMET/RHW)

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English
access to information
French
accès à l'information
Ruso
接触和使用文化的能力、权力或许可,或传播知识所用资源的一般利用率。。
Árabe
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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with acceso a la información

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Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica
Convenio de Basilea
Convención sobre el Comercio Internacional de Especies Amenazadas de Fauna y Flora Silvestres
Convención sobre la conservación de las especies migratorias
Convenio de Estocolmo
Convenio de Viena
Protocolo de Montreal
Protocolo Nagoya
Acuerdo sobre la Conservación de las Aves Acuáticas Migratorias Afro-euroasiáticas
Tratado Internacional sobre los Recursos Fitogenéticos para la Alimentación y la Agricultura
Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático
Convención sobre la Protección del Patrimonio Mundial
Protocolo de Kyoto
Convención de Ramsar
Convención de las Naciones Unidas de Lucha contra la Desertificación
Convenio de Rotterdam
Protocolo de Vertidos o Dumping
Protocolo de Emergencia
Protocolo Offshore
Protocolo de Desechos Peligrosos
Convenio de Aarhus
Convenio de Ginebra
Convenio de Espoo
Convenio de Noumea
Cartagena Convention
Convenio sobre Accidentes Industriales Transfronterizos
Convenio de Minamata
Convenio de los Cárpatos
United Nations Environment Assembly
Acuerdo de la ASEAN sobre contaminación atmosférica transfronteriza