• Fish samples from hot spots in Thailand contain toxic mercury

    19.9.2017 - BANGKOK/PRAGUE
    Fish samples from hot spots in Thailand contain toxic mercury Everyday food of hundreds of thousands people living in Thailand is contaminated with mercury in various fish species, new report shows. This common dish ingredient in the Asian country often contains twice the amount of this toxic heavy metal than limits allow. The highest contamination was found in fish from…
  • Governments call for stronger protection of environmental activists and criticize Belarus for persecution

    14.9.2017 - BUDVA
    Governments call for stronger protection of environmental activists and criticize Belarus for persecution Governments of 46 countries are seriously concerned over harassment of environmental defenders increasing globally. Budva Declaration from the UNECE Aarhus Convention Meeting of the Parties urges the politicians to ensure protection of activists, whistleblowers and non-governmental organizations. The members also denounced Belarusian government for recent harassment of anti-nuclear activists. Striving…
  • Shrinking space for civil society: Public participation in decision-making on environment deteriorates

    13.9.2017 - BUDVA/PRAGUE
    Shrinking space for civil society: Public participation in decision-making on environment deteriorates A large number of countries are failing in adhering to the agreed provisions of the international Aarhus Convention on environmental democracy. While the post-Soviet and Western Balkan states struggle with law enforcement, some EU members have come to weaken previously set standards. This conclusion is based on shadow reports published…
  • Today paves the way for the future: European ECO Forum Statement to the MOP in Budva 2017

    12.9.2017 - BUDVA
    Today paves the way for the future: European ECO Forum Statement to the MOP in Budva 2017 "The Aarhus Convention has never been more relevant or more needed," can be read in an European ECO Forum's declaration. This statement was released to the 6th MOP to the Aarhus Convention and to the 3rd MOP to the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers taking place in Budva,…
  • “Stop the persecution of environmental activists!” a new website for whistle-blowers appeals

    6.9.2017 - PRAGUE/MINSK
    “Stop the persecution of environmental activists!” a new website for whistle-blowers appeals A new project launched by non-governmental organizations from the Czech Republic and Belarus aims to fight against dangerously rising statistics of persecuted activists. The website stop-persecution.org collects untold stories of oppression and violence from all Europe and post-soviet countries. The victims or the witnesses can share their cases. The issue…
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