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  1. Yemen - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Law No. 26 of 1995 on the environment protection. - Law on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 1995-10-29 | YEM-1995-L-83565

    This Law is composed of 5 Sections divided into 95 articles. Section I deals with terms and definitions and defines objectives of this Law which are: protection of environment; pollution control; protection, preservation and development of natural resources; protection of the society, public health, and all being livings from all dangerous and hazardous activities; protection of the national environment from external hazards activities; accomplishment of all international obligations relating to the environment protection and pollution control; and the contribution in the protection of ozone layer and climate. Section II provides for the following matters: water and soil protection; creation of protected areas; use, circulation, trade, registration, control, inspection of pesticides; and the issuance of licence for pesticides. Section III refers to the dangerous and hazardous activities to environment especially: control of activities that are dangerous and hazardous to the environment; laying down standards, criterion and technical requirements for the aforementioned activities; issuance of licences for and EIA for projects; trade and circulation of hazardous waste disposal; environment protection and economic development; and environment monitoring. Section IV pertains to marine pollution. Offences, penalties and compensations for environmental damages are given in Section V.

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