Approves The Amendment To The Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters, Adopted At Almaty, On 27 May 2005

Original Language Title: Aprova a Emenda à Convenção sobre Acesso à Informação, Participação do Público no Processo de Tomada de Decisão e acesso à Justiça em Matéria de Ambiente, adoptada em Almaty, em 27 de Maio de 2005

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PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS resolution No. 130/X/4th 1 considering that the Portuguese Republic is since September 2003 part 7 the Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters, done at Aarhus, Denmark, on 25 June 1998; Assuming that this Convention establishes the mechanism and modalities of public participation in decisions concerning the authorization of the deliberate release into the environment and placing on the market of genetically modified organisms, in order to ensure the information and preliminary and effective participation of the public before taking such decisions; Recognizing the importance of integrated environmental deliberations in governmental decision-making processes and the consequent need for public authorities to have correct information, comprehensive and up to date on environment; So: under d) of paragraph 1 of article 197 of the Constitution, the Government presents to the Assembly of the Republic the following resolution: to approve the amendment to the Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters, adopted at Almaty, on 27 May 2005 , the text of which, in the authenticated version in the English language, as well as their translation into Portuguese language, published in annex. Seen and approved by the Council of Ministers of 11 March 2009 the Prime Minister PRESIDENCY of the COUNCIL of MINISTERS resolution No. 130/X/4th 2 the Minister of State and Foreign Minister of the Presidency Minister of Parliamentary Affairs