Aarhus Convention

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The Aarhus Regulation is to be revised in order to bring it fully in line with the Aarhus Convention, including extending the provisions beyond NGOs. The Council of Europe Presidency and European Parliament negotiators reached a provisional political agreement on a proposal to revise the Aarhus

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Proposals to update regulations on accessing environmental information to bring them into line with the Aarhus Convention have gone out to consultation. The Access to Information on the Environment (AIE) Regulations are one of over 60 pieces of legislation used to implement the Aarhus Convention in

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Environment Minister Eamon Ryan has launched a consultation on Ireland's implementation of the Aarhus Convention on access to environmental information and the PRTR Protocol on publicly accessible national pollutant registers. Ireland is required to submit national implementation reports to the secr

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Government plans to limit forestry licensing appeals are compliant with the Aarhus Convention, ministers have said. The Agriculture Appeals (Amendment) Bill introduces fees for different types of appeals and limits who may appeal directly to the Forestry Appeals Committee (FAC) without first taking

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Ireland is in breach of the binding Aarhus Convention because of the length of appeal proceedings related to rejected Access to Information on the Environment (AIE) requests, draft findings suggest. The findings from the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee (ACCC) were published following a compla

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