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    Any question about the environment?

    Would you like to consult the National Climate Plan? Are you looking for more information about biodiversity or our North Sea? Or would you like a copy of a Royal Decree on...
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    Our North Sea

    THE NORTH SEA, OUR ELEVENTH PROVINCE! The Belgian part of the North Sea, at nearly 3,500 km², is about the size of a province. This amounts to 0.5% of the entire North Sea. This...
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    Citizenship and the Environment

    From Rio to Aarhus  In 1992, in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development adopted a declaration, known as the "Rio Declaration",...
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    Access to federal environmental information

    The federal public authorities apply the 'access to environmental information' pillar of the Aarhus Convention by making their environmental information available to the public....
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    How can I apply for legal aid?

    The Aarhus Convention requires countries to set up a system ensuring effective access to justice without barriers of any kind, especially financial. In Belgium, legal aid exists...
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    Participation in plans and programmes related to the environment

    Plans and programmes relating to environment are an essential tool when organising social activities in time and space.  Plans can be established at various levels:...
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    Participation in specific projects or activities having an impact on the environment

    The acceptance procedures for projects or specific activities such as establishing a new industrial activity, a new road or a land development, require an environmental impact...
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    The principles relating to access to justice

    A broad access The access to justice as provided for by the Aarhus Convention aims firstly at making legal action possible in case of failings regarding access to environmental...
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    What are the ways of making an appeal in Belgium?

    There are three possible kinds of action in our country: Judicial appeals: courts and tribunals Judicial appeal is intended for disputes concerning prerogatives (subjective...
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    Marine spatial plan

    Marine spatial plan In and on our North Sea, a lot of activities take place in a rather limited space, such as green energy, nature conservation, shipping, fishing and sand...