Environmental management and environmental decision-making influence humans and environment in a complex ways, and thus has changed in recent decades to account for those impacts on human wellbeing. Involvement of stakeholders in decision-making, environmental management and projects has been recognised as critical for ensuring their success and efficient enforcement. Several international and universal principles and protocols calls for the right to access to information and stakeholder engagement -UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making, Access to Justice in Environmental Matters/the Aarhus Convention, Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (the PRTR Protocol), and others. Considering that people are interested and have the right to be part of the conservation and environmental management, both for their own interests and the environment they live in, the REC Montenegro aim to foster stakeholder engagement on all levels of environmental decision making.
The Stakeholder Engagement main action highlights are following:
- Encourage implementation of UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Aarhus Convention
- Foster participatory approaches and multi-stakeholder dialogue
- Promote other relevant national, EU and international legislation/agreements
- Support building capacities and implementation of PRTR Protocol and the EU E-PRTR.