A Right to Information request in India has revealed that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for a bauxite mining project in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, was copied at least in part from a Russian EIA for a bauxite mine.
An international NGO has set an important precedent for freedom of information in Ukraine by convincing a court that a Parliamentary advisory body should be subject to national freedom of information law.
Efforts by TAI-Uganda partner ACODE to halt the degazzetment of the Mabira Forest have contributed to the decision by the Ugandan cabinet to abandon its plan to give 7,100 hectares of the Mabira Forest to private investor to turn into a sugarcane plantation. Mabira Forest is prominently located on the Kampala-Jinja Road and is Uganda`s largest tropical forest.
At its final meeting in New York in November 2007, WG5 (the Fifth Working Group of the Commission on the Legal Empowerment of the Poor responsible for developing and implementing tools) adopted the TAI method framework in proposing a prototype demand side monitoring tool for CLEPs reform agenda. These reports would become public in February 2008.