The Access Initiative is proud to congratulate TAI member Ramesh Agrawal, director of Jan Chetana, on receiving a 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize. Agrawal has worked tirelessly since the 2005 passage of India’s Right to Information Act to hold the coal industry in his home state of Chhattisgarh accountable.
Organizações e cidadãos brasileiros estão convidados para participar de um Encontro Virtual, no dia 07 de maio (quarta-feira), das 10h00 às 11h30, para discussão do processo de construção de um acordo regional entre os governos da América Latina e do Caribe para a implementação do Principio 10.
O encontro é promovido pela Iniciativa de Acesso (TAI, sigla em Inglês) e o World Resource Institute (WRI) e é aberto a todos os interessados.
Over the past few months, the Governance of Forests Initiative (GFI) at The World Resources Institute (WRI) and The Access Initiative (TAI) secretariat have been in discussion about the direction of the two projects and ways to leverage their respective work to have greater impact. After much discussion, we have decided to bring the GFI and TAI teams at WRI together.
Contributed by Sophia Robison
In January, Congress passed the massive House Omnibus Act and sent it to President Obama, awaiting his signature to be enacted. The omnibus outlines the United States budget for the coming year, which totals to over one trillion dollars. The act has some very interesting and far reaching elements, but, most surprising among them, is the large amount of environmental legislation throughout the document.