INPUT FOR ONLINE MODERN TECHNIQUES

The Aarhus Convention secretariat has developed a Clearinghouse mechanism (http://aarhusclearinghouse.unece.org/) for sharing information and good practices on the three pillars of the Convention, namely access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters including regarding GMOs. The Clearinghouse provides useful links to information, news and resources on all three pillars as well as to a jurisprudence database regarding cases brought before the Courts making reference to the provisions of the Convention.
 
The Aarhus Convention secretariat is currently in the process of preparing an online tool for good practices on public participation covering inter alia GMO-related initiatives. Interested organisations, countries and other stakeholders are invited to check the Aarhus Convention page regularly for up-to-date information (http://www.unece.org/env/pp/welcome.html).