Involvement of Public in EIA

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Suggestion 1: Access to information[edit | edit source]

Require States to provide the public and interested stakeholders with access to all EIA/SEA documentation but not to provide comment or opinion on the documentation.

References: Espoo Convention Art 3 (8); Art 4(2), Aarhus Convention Art 2 (defining the public), Art 4 (access to information), Kiev Protocol Art 2 (definition of “public“)


Suggestion 2: Opportunity to comment[edit | edit source]

Require States to permit the public and interested stakeholders to provide comments during the EIA process and on such EIA/SEA documentation and take the comments into account in making a decision.

References: Espoo Convention Espoo Convention, Art 2(6); Art 3(8), Aarhus Convention Art 6, 7 (public participation), Kiev Protocol Art 8 (public participation)