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The latest regulations on environmental information disclosure

December 27, 2023

Environmental information disclosure is a crucial principle in managing and protecting the environment, fostering transparency and responsibility in sharing information about the environmental status with the community. This is a global trend and a decisive factor in establishing and maintaining a healthy living environment for both humans and nature.

In today's context, environmental issues are becoming increasingly critical, with challenges such as climate change, environmental pollution, and soil degradation. To address these challenges, the collection, processing, and dissemination of environmental information to the community are undeniable necessities.

Therefore, understanding environmental information disclosure and its related regulations is essential and a crucial step to promote collaboration and enhance social responsibility in environmental protection. This article will delve into what environmental information disclosure entails, analyzing current regulations and policies to assess the significance of sharing environmental information for sustainable development and environmental protection.

What is environmental information disclosure?

Environmental information disclosure is the process of providing and sharing information related to the environmental conditions with the community and relevant stakeholders. The primary goal is to foster transparency and convey comprehensive, accurate information about environmental issues such as air, water, and soil pollution, climate change, and other related matters. This helps enhance community participation and facilitates a more informed understanding of environmental concerns.

Việc công khai dữ liệu môi trường theo quy định tại điều 113 Luật số 55/2014/QH13 của Quốc hội: LUẬT BẢO VỆ MÔI TRƯỜNG

1. Thông tin môi trường phải được công khai gồm:

a) Báo cáo đánh giá môi trường chiến lược, đánh giá tác động môi trường và kế hoạch bảo vệ môi trường;

b) Thông tin về nguồn thải, chất thải, xử lý chất thải;

c) Khu vực môi trường bị ô nhiễm, suy thoái ở mức nghiêm trọng và đặc biệt nghiêm trọng, khu vực có nguy cơ xảy ra sự cố môi trường;

d) Các báo cáo về môi trường;

đ) Kết quả thanh tra, kiểm tra về bảo vệ môi trường.

Các thông tin quy định tại khoản này mà thuộc danh mục bí mật nhà nước thì không được công khai.

2. Hình thức công khai phải bảo đảm thuận tiện cho những đối tượng có liên quan tiếp nhận thông tin.

3. Cơ quan công khai thông tin môi trường chịu trách nhiệm trước pháp luật về tính chính xác của thông tin.

The interface for the public access portal to environmental data for the DONRE in Binh Duong Province.

The latest regulations on environmental information disclosure

The latest regulations on environmental information disclosure and environmental data are stipulated in Law No. 55/2014/QH13, the Environmental Protection Law of 2014, signed by Nguyen Sinh Hung, issued by the National Assembly

Symbol number 55/2014/QH13
Date issued 23-06-2014
Effective date  01-01-2015
Document type Law
Agency issued National Assembly
Signer Le Van Thanh
Abstract Detailed regulations on a number of articles of the Law on Environmental Protection
Attachments Environmental Protection Law 2014

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Other documents

Attachments Circular 10/2021-TT-MONRE The technical regulations for environmental monitoring
Circular 02/2022/TT-MONRE Latest environmental protection law 2022
Circular 17/2021-TT-MONRE regulations on monitoring the exploitation and use of water resources

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