By Nadia Vandergriff (Posted: May 1, 2013)
WRI’s Access Initiative hosted a regional meeting in Jakarta to propose new actions to improve the current right of access to environmental information in the Asian region. The event provided a space for peer learning about issues faced by communities in seeking access to environmental information through the use of freedom of information laws and promotion of proactive release of environmental information. Participants included international agencies, high level government officials, civil society representatives, community members and freedom of information and access to environmental information professionals from Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Philippines and Mongolia. The meeting saw the release of the Jakarta Declaration on Strengthening the Right to information for people and the environment.