During its annual meetings in February, the UNEP Governing Council failed to adopt guidelines that would have directed developing country governments to create national legislation that respects and protects access principles. Unfortunately, adoption was postponed until the Council’s next set of meetings in 2010 because of a flawed UNEP process that neglected to include civil society organizations and developing countries in the process of drafting the guidelines.
The Access Initiative (TAI) expands into African, raising awareness on Principle 10 and environmental governance through the local media. These clips from local television and radio shows highlight the work of TAI partner’s and their intentions for expanding the network further into African.
Learn how the Ecuadorian Center for Environmental Law is raising public awareness about the importance of access rights in environmental decision making. Since 2004, they have trained more than 2,000 citizens and government officials on effective participation. If you cannot view the video below, please click here
The Access Initiative Colombia in this guide presents a collection of tools for the right to information and participation in matters related to environment and natural resources. It is a contribution to progress in developing a participatory culture.