The Access Initiative (TAI) and its partners are launching the first of its kind assessment of environmental governance in China. It is the first step towards engaging civil society organizations and government agencies to promote the public transparency, participation, and accountability that are essential foundations for sustainable development.
Access Initiative (TAI) partner Instituto de Derecho y Economía Ambiental (Environmental Law and Economics Institute, IDEA) is working to build government capacity to make sure that Paraguay’s growing soybean trade is good for the environment and for workers.
Once isolated Paraguay has changed radically due to a boom in soybean exports, which has brought changes in land and pesticide use.
In a recent United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) publication, Negotiating and Implementing MEAs: A Manual for NGOs, The Access Initiative is highlighted as a good example of civil society efforts to promote public participation.