20 May 2015, Launch of the Environmental Democracy Index, Washington DC

A right to know, a right to be heard, a right to access justice

The Access Initiative and the World Resources Institute will launch the first ever Environmental Democracy Index (EDI) on May 20th at the National Press Club.


  • Avi Garbow (Keynote speaker), General Counsel, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Manish BapnaExecutive Vice President and Managing Director, World Resources Institute
  • Lalanath DeSilvaProject Director of Environmental Democracy Practice, World Resources Institute
  • Rizwana HasanGoldman Prize winner, Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association
  • Constance NalegachP10 Focal Point, Ministry of Environment, Chile
  • Mark RobinsonGlobal Director, Governance, World Resources Institute