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International Symposium on Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

2016-11-3 (Thu) - 2016-11-4 (Fri)

On November 3 and 4, we will be holding the 3rd International Conference on Access to Justice in Environmental Matters. For the first time in Japan, environment court judges from 6 different countries will come together, including the administrative head of the National Green Tribunal in India and the head of China's Supreme People's Court's Environmental and Resources Tribunal in Qingzhen in Guizhou.

In addition, we'll hear presentations from key individuals in various international organizations and NGOs, such as the director of UNEP's Major Groups and Stakeholders Branch, writer of the Bali Guideline Implementation Guide, head of the Task Force on Access to Justice under the Aarhus Convention and members of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee, and the co-chair of the European ECO-Forum.

The symposium will consist of 6 sessions, including those on watershed management, disposal of high-level radioactive waste, and environmental assessments, and we'll welcome first-line workers and researchers to discuss with us the latest international trends, such as negotiations with Latin America and Caribbean countries for their participation in The Aarhus Convention, participation guideline drafts regarding environmental assessment for the Mekong River region and the consensus process to select radioactive waste disposal sites in Germany.

Those interested are encouraged to attend.


• Language - English/Japanese (simultaneous interpretation available)

• Registration Form - Those who wish to attend must complete the registration form below. (A Google account is required to complete this form.)

• Related Link for the International Symposium -

• Contact/Inquiries - Osaka University Green Access Office

greenaccess[at] (Please replace [at] with @ when contacting this address.)

Date: 2016-11-3 (Thu) - 2016-11-4 (Fri)
Organizer: Osaka University Green Access Project; Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
Venue: Orbit Hall, B1, Main Bldg., Hotel Hankyu Expo Park
Registration: Registration is required for this symposium. (Web)
Contact: Osaka University Green Access Project Office

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