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Money Talks: Commercial Interests and Transparency in Environmental Governance

November 2014

The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) has, for many years, been using the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) on behalf of communities and civil society organisations to request access to environmental records held by government and companies. This report, published in November 2014, finds that PAIA remains poorly implemented and inadequately enforced. Public bodies, constrained by capacity and funding, often demonstrate reluctance and inexperience in engaging with PAIA and its processes.

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