Environment and the law

  • Overview of legislation, policy and funding programmes for the protection of the environment.

  • You have the right to access certain information about the environment and pollutants that may affect it. Find out how to access environmental information.

  • The Aarhus Convention sets out rules to promote public participation in environmental matters. Read about the Convention and related agreements.

  • Public decisions may be judicially reviewed by the High Court to determine whether they are illegal. Find out about judicial review in the environmental and planning areas.