Access to Environmental Information: How can better practice be achieved in the Latin American Context?
Traditionally, in Latin American countries, environmental management policy has been drawn up and implemented in a highly centralised manner, without the involvement of civil society. However, over the last decade, awareness of the importance of including the general public in environmental management has increased. This has generated significant reforms fostering a different relationship between civil society and State bodies. In spite of this, several obstacles continue to conspire against citizen participation in environmental management.