ECOForum
2011-06-24 italy

The respect for the principles of the Convention is referred as a decisive factor in the process of accession to the EU; but the checks that we made show that in fact it is easily reached only the level of "formal"  ratification of UNECE text and it remains very difficult to implement its "substantial" transposition with the clear risk of sterilization about access both to information as to justice.
After thirteen years of the Aarhus Convention and ten years from the ratification, even the Italian picture of knowledge, application and implementation of environmental right is unfortunately very far from a representation that can be supported by an actual and real awareness of active citizenship.