Moldovan parliament ratifies protocol to Aarhus convention

On April 26 Moldovan parliament ratified the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers to the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters.

The protocol was signed in Kiev in 2003 and is the first international treaty to have a juridical effect on transfer registers.

According to its authors, the protocol is meant to promote public access to information via creating a string of coherent release registers at a national scale and facilitate the public participation in the environment decision-making process.

The implementation of this protocol would have a positive impact on the environment and would increase the efficiency of the emissions’ monitoring process.

Adapted from Moldpres