Aarhus Convention: 7th Meeting of the Parties, Geneva 2021

Seventh Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention together with fourth session of the Protocol on Pollutants Release and Transfer Registers takes place in Geneva, Switzerland, in October 2021. The governments and the civil society organizations will discuss current situation on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters. The group of non-governmental organizations from Europe and Asia, coordinated by Arnika, has prepared several presentations. Participate in our side events – come to discuss hot topics of today!

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Side event: Defending the Defenders 2021: Protecting environmental activists from persecution

defendingdefendersMonday 11 October

15:00 - 17:00 CEST

Agenda: A continuing trend threatening people defending the environment ▪ Alarming situation in Belarus ▪ Environmental destruction in the times of coronavirus ▪ The cases of Armenia, Greece and Slovenia ▪ The Rapid Response Mechanisms under the Aarhus Convention ▪ Discussion

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Stop Activists Persecution!

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 Side event: Environmental democracy & sustainable spatial planning

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Tuesday 12 October

15:00 - 17:00 CEST

Agenda: Conflict between private and public interests ▪ Experience of the public in the Czech Republic, Serbia and Ukraine ▪ Regional cooperation ▪ Participative approach for reusing vacant urban spaces ▪ Creating tools for generating the commons ▪ Discussion

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Side event: Reports by non-governmental organizations and lessons learned

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Wednesday 13 October

13:00 - 15:00 CEST

Agenda: Presentation of the "shadow" Aarhus Convention implementation reports from Republic of Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Greece, Iceland, North Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Turkmenistan ▪ Discussion

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Read the reports of the non-governmental organizations

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