Main activities

The project “Improving public access to environmental information, public participation and access to justice” (Building Bridges I) established a web-based information platform for sharing experiences and best practices related to the preparation, ratification and implementation of the Aarhus Convention, including:

  • The First forum for the exchange of experience on the preparation of the Aarhus Convention and negotiations on the text of the convention (April 3, 2014)
  • A Webinar on capacity building to support the implementation of the Aarhus Convention (May 20, 2014)
  • The Second forum for the exchange of experience, in the form of a side event to the fifth session of the Meeting of the Parties (MoP) to the Aarhus Convention (July 2, 2014, Maastricht)
  • An Expert discussion on issues related to compliance under the Aarhus Convention (during the Aarhus MoP, July 2, 2014, Maastricht)

In addition, the project produced a publication on the sharing of good practices and the benefits of the Aarhus Convention in the UNECE region with LAC countries (prepared by the European Environment Bureau) and developed a capacity-building programme (implementation planned for 2015–2016).