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Aarhus Convention


Written in Consultation: 09/18/12, 16:03:58 by jonathan  | Print article  | View all categories.
Aarhus Convention|jonathan|1348009438|Today the Aarhus Convention, The GMO amendment to the Convention and the Polutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) Protocol all enter into force in Ireland today



http://www.environ.ie/en/Environment/News/MainBody,30552,en.htm

"Ratification of the Aarhus Convention is a commitment in the Programme for Government.
The final step in the process of ratification was approval of the motion by Dáil Éireann. This took place on 14 June 2012 and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade deposited the formal instruments with the UN on 20 June 2012. The three agreements will enter into force on 18 September 2012."



http://www.unece.org/environmental-policy/treaties/public-participation/aarhus-convention.html

http://www.unece.org/environmental-policy/treaties/public-participation/aarhus-convention/about-the-convention/amendments/gmo-amendment.html

http://www.unece.org/env/pp/prtr.html



The Compliance mechanism fort the Aarhus Convention will only apply to Ireland one year from now, so put Sept 18th 2013 in your diary.