4th session of Aarhus Convention
The fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) will take place in the Palace of the Republic in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, from 29 June 2011 to 1 July 2011, at the kind invitation of the Government of the Republic of Moldova.
Marking the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the Aarhus Convention, the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties will provide a platform for Parties, Signatories, international organizations, civil society and other stakeholders, to discuss achievements and challenges in promoting environmental democracy.
Participants will address a wide range of topics, including access to justice, access to information and public participation in national decision-making as well as in international forums. Participants’ attention will be drawn to the procedure for accession to the Convention by States from outside the UNECE region. The Meeting is expected to agree on a number of decisions and on the future work programme to guide the activities in the next intersessional period.