Environmental democracy roadshow – first stop Cork

Cork will be the first stop on a national roadshow to explore citizens’ rights of access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters.Aarhus-Roadshow-Invite-for-Cork-436x350

Have you found yourself frustrated when trying to get information on development and planning applications? Do you think that there should be more public participation in the decision-making processes around the proposed ‘mega’ salmon farm in Bantry Bay or other proposed projects that affect communities and the environment? Do you think that public authorities should provide easily-accessible information and transparent processes?

‘Ireland ratified the Aarhus Convention last year and this means that our rights of access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters are now recognised in law,’ said spokesperson Phil Kearney.

‘These are our basic democratic rights. The workshops will explore how we can make sure that these rights are available to us,’ Mr Kearney continued.

The first public workshop will be held on Saturday October 19th, from 10am to 4.30pm in Cork County Hall. Please register by phone to 083 1468064 or by email to roadshow@ien.ie. The workshop is free and refreshments will be provided.

The roadshow is brought to you by the Environmental Pillar, Cork Environmental Forum and Cork County Council, and supported by the Department of the Taoiseach. Further workshops are planned for Dublin and Galway in November.

The above information has been taken from Environmental Pillar website.