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WWF: NEW ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION BILL NEEDS MORE WORK

09 february 2021
On February 9, on the eve of the second reading of the draft law on environmental information by the State Duma, WWF-Russia submitted a letter to members of the Russian parliament. The message states that the current version of the document will not help protect the right of citizens to a healthy environment and will not allow to implement the Instruction of the President of the Russian Federation in full, as it still needs significant revision

In its previous revision, the bill gave hope that the new law would facilitate the disclosure of environmentally significant information in Russia, but the document was considerably shortened in the process of revision: in particular, the list of information that must be made openly available became noticeably shorter.

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Director of Environmental Governance Program