Aarhus National Implementation Report 2021

Closes 27 Nov 2020

Opened 5 Oct 2020


The UK is a Party to the Aarhus Convention, a UNECE treaty which provides for access to information, public participation in decision making and access to justice in environmental matters.

Why We Are Consulting

Parties to the Convention are requested to submit a National Implementation Report every three years. We are currently preparing the next report, which is to be submitted in 2021. This report covers legislative, regulatory and other measures through which the UK implements the Aarhus Convention, and provides examples of the practical steps being taken to implement the provisions of the Convention in the UK.

We welcome feedback on this draft report, and also welcome further examples to supplement those already included. Please submit your views on Defra’s Citizen Space and/or via email to aarhusnir2021@defra.gov.uk. In your comments, please try to cite paragraph numbers of the draft report wherever possible. Responses must be submitted by 23.59 on the 27 November 2020. 

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