The series of projects has originated from the Eye on Access for All Special Initiative which promotes the implementation of Principle 10 of the 1992 Rio Declaration. Through various projects, the Special Initiative aims to:

  • increase awareness among national governments and civil society of Principle 10 and the benefits of its implementation, including sharing good practices and experience from other regions or countries;
  • develop legal frameworks at national and regional levels that promote access to public information, engagement rights and better implementation practices in the spirit of Principle 10;
  • increase the amount of information and data available for decision making and policy development, and encourage public participation in decision making; and
  • increase the visibility and influence of environmental information in societal decision-making processes and national planning.

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