As a follow up to the WSIS Summits, and parellel to the 2007 Annual Session of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development, the UN Regional Commissions organized an event entitled “The Information Society – From Declaration to Implementation” at the Palais des Nations, Geneva.
Jeremy Wates, Secretary to the Aarhus Convention, spoke on the topic."e-participation in environmental decision-making under the Aarhus Convention" during the panel "ICT and Sustainable Development".
Read the secretariat's press release, "Managing the environmental footprint of the Information Society" or view the secretariat's powerpoint presentation.
At the 21 May 2007 press conference preceding the event, the UNECE secretariat announced the launch of the next phase in the development of the Aarhus Clearinghouse for Environmental Democracy, the global electronic portal dedicated to promoting the Convention and principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.
For more information on the activities of the UN Regional Commissions implementing WSIS, read the UNECE press release.