ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Transparency and the Natural Environment

The efforts made by different social movements to secure for every citizen freedom and access to information has had, thus far, its most efficacious impact on ensuring environmental transparency. In recent decades, most governments around the world, bowing to sustained pressure from civil society organisations, have either legislated on or signed up to a broader universal convention promising access and transparency on environmental matters. These struggles have been varied, and in some instances, the laws enacted come couched with restrictive clauses; notwithstanding this, the struggle for assuring freedom of information has had the added benefit of raising awareness levels, even of those considered illiterate. For the future, as environmental deterioration threatens the very future of the world, what is required is global action that could facilitate the free flow of information across borders and nations.

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