Jun 30, 2014
UNEP’s New Access to Information Policy Falls Short of True Transparency
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This article was originally posted on WRI Insights on 23 June, 2014.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released its first-ever access to information policy last week. The pilot policy—which will be revised after its first year—aims to “enhance transparency and openness” in the organization’s work. But despite its noble aspirations, the policy falls far short of providing true transparency.

Jun 11, 2014
It’s time to reach out and nominate activists in your country to join TAI!
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The Access Initiative network has been in existence for 14 years. We at the Secretariat are very proud of the accomplishments of the network, our partners and friends. The TAI Core Team leadership has made a decision to open up TAI to new organizations and individual members. This is for many reasons including: • to keep renewing our network with fresh views and ideas, • scale our impact at the national and international level • Ensure we do not lose champions when they change jobs, and • Build a more effective, sustainable and action-oriented network.

May 30, 2014
5 Cool things to know about The Global Gathering!! October 29-31,2014
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The Global Gathering is The Access Initiative’s bi-annual event to promote action learning, capacity building and change at the national and international level to improve transparency, citizen engagement and accountability in environmental matters.

5 Cool things to know about this years Global Gathering

  1. It will be held in Bogota Colombia and supported by our amazing Colombian partners Asociacion Ambiente Sociedad
May 23, 2014
ECLAC releases issues to be considered in P10 regional instrument for Latin America and Caribbean
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ECLAC released this week issues to be considered for a regional instrument on Principle 10 in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Working Group on the regional instrument has proposed to open the document for comments for one month from Governments and the public.

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