Putting Rio Principle 10 into action

UNEP has announced the publication of guidance for applying the Bali Guidelines for the Development of National Legislation on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters.  The UNEP Governing Council adopted the Bali Guidelines in 2010, to assist governments and other interested actors in implementing Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration, which emphasizes the importance of access to information, participation, and remedy in environmental matters.  The new guidance includes a full range of practical examples of national law and practice to support policy makers, legislators and public authorities in their daily work of applying the Bali Guidelines.