Environment-People-Law v. Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and National Agency of Environmental Investments (Lviv Circuit Admin. Court, 2009)

Jurisdiction: Ukraine

Side A: Environment People Law (Ngo)

Side B: National Agency of Environmental Investment (Government)

Core objectives: Sought access to government information on greenhouse gas emissions trading

In October 2009, the Ukrainian public interest organization Environment-People-Law (EPL) filed suit against the government, seeking to compel the dissemination of information on international greenhouse gas emissions trading. EPL specifically seeks information regarding an agreement between Ukraine and Japan, where the Japanese government agreed to buy 30 million tons of carbon offsets from the Ukrainian government. EPL contends that both the Aarhus Convention and the Constitution of Ukraine compels public access to the information.

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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