AARHUS CONVENTION AND NUCLEAR (ACN) PROCESS
The Aarhus Convention establishes a number of rights of the public with regard to the environment. It provides for a right of access to information on public decisions impacting the environment, a right to participate in environmental decision-making and a right of access to justice should the afore-mentioned rights be denied.
The ACN (Aarhus Convention and Nuclear) participatory process was initiated in early 2008 by the European Commission Directorate General for Energy (DG ENER) together with Nuclear Transparency Watch. The aim of the ACN process is to investigate the implementation in practice of the Aarhus Convention in the context of nuclear activities. The ACN Roundtables involve various partners (national authorities, technical support organisations, operators of nuclear activities, civil society organisations, together with concerned international organisations).