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Paragraphs in "Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters" coded as DEFN

Label Provision
Art.2 Article 2
Art.2.0x For the purposes of this Convention,
Art.2.1 1. "Party" means, unless the text otherwise indicates, a Contracting Party to this Convention;
Art.2.2 2. "Public authority" means:
Art.2.2.a (a) Government at national, regional and other level;
Art.2.2.b (b) Natural or legal persons performing public administrative functions under national law, including specific duties, activities or services in relation to the environment;
Art.2.2.c (c) Any other natural or legal persons having public responsibilities or functions, or providing public services, in relation to the environment, under the control of a body or person falling within subparagraphs (a) or (b) above;
Art.2.2.d (d) The institutions of any regional economic integration organization referred to in article 17 which is a Party to this Convention.
Art.2.2 This definition does not include bodies or institutions acting in a judicial or legislative capacity;
Art.2.3 3. "Environmental information" means any information in written, visual, aural, electronic or any other material form on:
Art.2.3.a (a) The state of elements of the environment, such as air and atmosphere, water, soil, land, landscape and natural sites, biological diversity and its components, including genetically modified organisms, and the interaction among these elements;
Art.2.3.b (b) Factors, such as substances, energy, noise and radiation, and activities or measures, including administrative measures, environmental agreements, policies, legislation, plans and programmes, affecting or likely to affect the elements of the environment within the scope of subparagraph (a) above, and cost-benefit and other economic analyses and assumptions used in environmental decision-making;
Art.2.3.c (c) The state of human health and safety, conditions of human life, cultural sites and built structures, inasmuch as they are or may be affected by the state of the elements of the environment or, through these elements, by the factors, activities or measures referred to in subparagraph (b) above;
Art.2.4 4. "The public" means one or more natural or legal persons, and, in accordance with national legislation or practice, their associations, organizations or groups;
Art.2.5 5. "The public concerned" means the public affected or likely to be affected by, or having an interest in, the environmental decision-making; for the purposes of this definition, non-governmental organizations promoting environmental protection and meeting any requirements under national law shall be deemed to have an interest.