The reaction of the government and non-governmental organizations is the basis of performance of obligations under the Aarhus Convention.

Public authorities must set a reasonable time and opportunity for public participation in decision-making at an early stage and to reflect the results of its participation in the decision.

According to the approved strategic plan for development of Aarhus Centers in the Kyrgyz Republic during 2015-2018 years, the main tasks for the implementation of the Aarhus Convention on public participation in solving the problems are as follows:

  • Strengthening the implementation mechanisms and procedures for public participation:
    •  in decision-making on environmental issues, including conflict prevention associated with the use of natural resources.
    •  in the development and monitoring of environmental policy, legislation, plans, programs and projects at the national and local levels.

To achieve these objectives provides for the following events:

  • organize public hearings on issues of conflict prevention, associated with the use of natural resources and environmental safety in the regions of the Kyrgyz Republic with the involvement of local communities and decision-makers, NGOs, the media;
  • promote the principles of public environmental monitoring through holding educational courses to educate and train the public (freelance) environmental inspectors;
  • serve platform for dialogue between the public and government agencies to discuss in the course of developing and monitoring the implementation of legislation, strategies and plans of environmental development in the Kyrgyz Republic;
  • promote the development of applications of citizens on environmental issues through online Internet resources, including writing and submission of requests;
  • Facilitate a trans boundary dialogue / regional co-operation of the public, local authorities on issues of the environment and security in the border areas of the Kyrgyz Republic through a network of Aarhus Centers in Central Asia.