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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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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with accès à l'information

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Convention sur la diversité biologique
Convention de Bâle
Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d'extinction
Convention sur la conservation des espèces migratrices
Convention de Stockholm
Convention de Vienne
Protocole de Montréal
Protocole de Nagoya
Accord sur la conservation des oiseaux d'eau migrateurs d'Afrique-Eurasie
Traité international sur les ressources phytogénétiques pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture
Convention-cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques
La Convention du patrimoine mondial
Protocole de Kyoto
Convention sur les zones humides
Convention des Nations Unies sur la lutte contre la désertification
Convention de Rotterdam
Dumping Protocol
Prevention and Emergency Protocol
Offshore Protocol
Protocole « déchets dangereux »
Convention d'Aarhus
Convention sur la pollution atmosphérique transfrontière à longue distance
Convention d'Espoo
Convention de Nouméa
Convention de Cartagena
Convention sur les effets transfrontières des accidents industriels
Convention de Minamata sur le mercure
Convention des Carpates
Assemblée des Nations Unies pour l’environnement
Accord de l'ASEAN sur les nuages de pollution transfrontières