Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making
Environmental Law for Sustainability, pp. 165-194, 2006
Posted: 28 Mar 2011
Date Written: June 1, 2006
Public participation in environmental decision-making has become an indelible feature of many environmental regulatory systems worldwide over the past few decades. Individuals and organisations affected by development approvals, pollution licences, land use plans and other types of regulatory processes have increasingly demanded greater consultation, and more transparent and accountable decisions. This article considers historical perspectives, theoretical approaches and legal mechanisms for public participation.
Keywords: participation, environmental decision making, Aarhus convention
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