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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)
Public participation is the process by which an organization consults with interested or affected individuals, organizations, and government entities before making a decision. Public participation is two-way communication and collaborative problem solving with the goal of achieving better and more acceptable decisions. Public participation prevents or minimizes disputes by creating a process for resolving issues before they become polarized. (Source: International Association of Publica Participation)

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Related terms:
community involvement
public involvement

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English
public participation
French
participation publique
Ruso
участие общественности
Chino, simplificado
公共参与
Árabe
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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with participación pública

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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
Convenio de Estocolmo
Protocolo de Cartagena
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 de las Naciones Unidas de Lucha contra la Desertificación
Protocolo de Emergencia
Protocolo ZEPIM
Protocolo de Desechos Peligrosos
Convenio de Aarhus
Convenio de Espoo
Convenio de Noumea
Convenio sobre Accidentes Industriales Transfronterizos
Convenio de Minamata
Convenio de los Cárpatos
United Nations Environment Assembly
Acuerdo de la ASEAN sobre contaminación atmosférica transfronteriza