Informing about climate change

Providing information about effects of global warming

Discussion on climate change should not all be about costs. Many measures will have benefits that go wider than emission reductions – better air quality; a less car-dependent transport system; warmer, more comfortable homes; energy savings for business and consumers; and new jobs and market opportunities from more efficient technologies.

The Ã…rhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (1998) sets out the essential elements of a system of meeting public demands for access to information held by public authorities, namely: a general presumption in favour of access; definitions of "environmental information" and "public authorities" that delineate the scope of information covered and the range of bodies required to supply it; broadly defined terms of access (time limits, costs, form, etc.); and provision for a limited number of exemptions.

Facilitated by:
Studying global warming
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate Action