Fifth Aarhus Workshop on 7. September 2021

On 1. July 2021, Slovenia took over the EU Council Presidency from Portugal and Germany. Now, there is much to be done to drive forward the green transformation of Europe! This also means that civil society (organisations) must be involved in environmental and climate policy processes, i.e. they must be informed, be able to effectively contribute their own ideas of a climate-neutral Europe and also have the opportunity to take legal action. The Aarhus Convention adopted by the European Union and its Member States lays the foundations for this. However, citizens and environmental NGOs are still facing enormous challenges when they want to participate in the European legislative process or want to have environmental decisions reviewed by courts.

We will discuss the intertwining between human rights, climate laws and the Aarhus Convention in the European Union. This Workshop will be the last opportunity for in-depth discussions on how civil society can truly and effectively engage in European environmental policy before the seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties of the Aarhus Convention (MoP 7) from 18. to 21. October 2021 in Geneva (Switzerland). The joint Slovenian and German Fifth Aarhus Workshop is the last Workshop at the shared Trio Council Presidency of Germany, Portugal and Slovenia.

Date: Tuesday, 7. September 2021

Time: 9.00 to 13.00 (CEST)

Location: Digital

Registration: Please fill out the registration form below.

You can download the programme here.

Participation at the Workshop is free of charge. Please register by 6. September 2021, and via the form field! You will receive the link to the online workshop in time before the event.


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All Aarhus Workshops around the implementation of the Aarhus Convention at European Union level are financially supported by the German Environment Agency (UBA) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety within the framework of the sponsorship of environmental associations.

Umanotera and IPOP cooperate within their climate programs of environmental networks, which are financially supported by Eco Fund and Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning with the funds of the Climate Change Fund. The opinions presented at this event are the sole responsibility of the organisers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning or the Eco Fund j.s.

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