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

    Decreto Presidencial núm. 19/2017, de 3 de julio, que ratifica el Convenio de Bamako sobre la prohibición de importación de desechos peligrosos a África, la fiscalización del transporte transfronterizo y la gestión de los mismos en el continente africano (Decreto Presidêncial n.° 19/2017, de 3 de Julho, que ratifica a Convenção de Bamako sobre Proibição de Importação em África, Resíduos Perigosos e sobre o Controlo dos Movimentos Transfronteiriços e a Gestão dos mesmos Produzidos no Continente Africano, adotada pela Conferência dos ministros do Ambiente em Bamako, Mali em 30 de janeiro de 1991, e aprovada pela Resolução n.º 09/PL/IX/2015, de 7 de abril, da Assembleia Nacional Popular )

    Adoption: 2017-07-03 | Date of entry into force: 2017-08-23 | GNB-2017-L-110003

    La ley en cuestión ratifica el Convenio de Bamako sobre la prohibición de importación de desechos peligrosos a África, la fiscalización del transporte transfronterizo y la gestión de los mismos en el continente africano, adoptada por la Conferencia de Ministros de Medio Ambiente, celebrada en Bamako, Malí, el 30 de enero de 1991, y aprobada por Resolución de la Asamblea Popular Nacional núm. 09/PL/IX/2015, de 7 de abril.

  2. Hungary - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Joint Decree No. 41/2000 of the Minister of Health and the Ministry of the Environment on the restriction of certain activities involving dangerous substances and dangerous preparations.

    Adoption: 2000 | Date of entry into force: 2001-01-01 | HUN-2000-R-68826

    Covers the distribution and use of certain dangerous substances and dangerous preparations listed in Annex 1, which are to be restricted in order to protect the health of the public and the environment.

  3. India - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Environment Protection Act 1986 (No. 29 of 1986).

    Adoption: 1986-05-23 | IND-1986-L-48578

  4. Indonesia - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Law on Sustainable Agricultural Systems (No. 201/2019). (Undang-Undang Tentang Sistem Budi Daya Pertanian Berkelanjuta.) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-10-18 | IDN-2019-L-109276

  5. Indonesia - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    The Protection of the Marine Environment Regulation (Government Regulation No. 21/2010). (Perlindungan Lingkungan Maritim) - Legislation on-line in Indonesian

    Adoption: 2010-02-01 | IDN-2010-L-84782

    CHAPTER I - General Provisions
    CHAPTER II - The Prevention and Control of Pollution Caused by the Cooperation of Ships
    Part one: General
    Part two: Equipment for the prevention and control of shipboard pollution
    Part three: Approval of equipment and materials for the prevention and control of pollution
    Part four: Plan for the control of shipboard pollution emergency
    CHAPTER III - The Prevention of Environmental Pollution Originating from Dangerous Goods and Material Aboard Ships
    Part one: Anti-fouling systems
    Part two: The management of shipboard ballast water
    Part three: Stainless protective resistance standards
    Part four: Tank cleaning
    CHAPTER IV - The Prevention of Pollution Caused by Port Activities
    CHAPTER V - The Control of Pollution in Waters and Ports
    Part one: General
    Part two: The control of pollution originating from ships, units of other activities in waters and activities at ports
    CHAPTER VI - The Responsibilities of Ships Owners and Operators
    CHAPTER VII - Waste Dump Sites in Waters
    CHAPTER VIII - Information System for the Protection of Marine Environment
    CHAPTER IX - Administrative Sanctions
    CHAPTER X - Conclusion

  6. Iraq - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Iraqi Law of Protection and Improvement of the Environment, No. 27 of 2009. (قانون رقم 27 لسنة 2009 حماية و تحسين البيئة) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-12-13 | Date of entry into force: 2010-03-13 | IRQ-2009-L-89060

    This Law aims to improve and to protect the environment by handling the damages, protecting the public health and the natural resources. The Law establishes a Council for the protection and improvement of the environment referring to the Ministry of Environment and cooperating with other Ministries. It also defines its duties and responsibilities. Smaller Councils will be established in the different provinces of the country.
    The Law sets forth provisions for the protection of the environment. The regions responsible for environmental pollution have to use clean technologies and set up a suitable environmental policy. The use of sensors for pollution monitoring and control is recommended as well as the renewable energy technologies. An environmental impact assessment shall be done for any new project held in the country.
    The Law concerns also the protection of water from pollution. It regulates the discharge of effluents whether they are of domestic, industrial or agricultural origin.
    This Law covers as well the following subjects: regulation of air pollution and noise reduction; earth protection; biodiversity protection; management of hazardous waste; protection of the environment from pollution resulting from exploration and extraction of oil wealth and natural gas; establishment of an environmental protection fund; rewards; compensation for damages; and penal provisions.

    The Law repeals the Law No. 3 of 1997 on the protection and improvement of the environment.

  7. Ireland - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Fossil Fuel Divestment Act 2018 (Act 29 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-12-17 | IRL-2018-L-108826

    An Act to impose certain prohibitions and restrictions with respect to the investment by the National Treasury Management Agency of assets of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund in fossil fuel undertakings and, in particular, to require that Agency to endeavour to ensure that such assets are not directly invested in such an undertaking (and, where it becomes aware that an undertaking in which such assets have been so invested by it is, or has become, a fossil fuel undertaking, to divest the assets of that fund from such investment); to make provision for a restriction on such investment when the investment is of an indirect nature (as defined hereafter); to provide for a certain exception to the prohibition on investment of assets of that fund in such an undertaking where the investment is consistent with the national transition objective (as defined hereafter), the implementation of the State’s climate change objectives and Government policy; for those purposes to amend the National Treasury Management Agency (Amendment) Act 2014; and to provide for related matters.

  8. Israel - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Environmental Protection (Pollution and Transfer to the Environment - Reporting and Registration Duties) Law, 2012. - Legislation on-line in Hebrew

    Adoption: 2012-04-01 | Date of entry into force: 2012-04-01 | ISR-2012-L-94396

    The stated objectives of the Law are to increase the transparency of environmental information in Israel; to encourage factories to decrease the release and transfer of contaminating materials to the environment; and to assist in the adoption of decisions, in the conduct of research, and in the formulation of a policy that is based on environmental justice.

    The Law further establishes a register of pollutants and of the transfer of contaminating materials. The register will be accessible to the public by the Internet, free of charge. Additional information on pollutant release and transfer will be made publicly available via a geographic information system (GIS), accessible on the Internet site of the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

  9. Jordan - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Instructions of 2013 concerning the Use, Import, and Export of Ozone Depleting Substances. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-03-17 | Date of entry into force: 2013-03-17 | JOR-2013-M-95892

    This Regulation provides for the protection of the environment and the ozone layer by giving the instructions for the use, import, and export of substances depleting the ozone layer.
    It is composed of 35 articles. Article 2: deals with some terms and definitions. Article 3: establishes a national committee of representatives of all ministries to be located in the Ministry of Environment and it will be concerned with the protection of the ozone layer. The objectives of this Committee are to : oversee the implementation of the national strategy to ensure the safety of the ozone layer, and establishing qualified training centers . Article 4: provides for the establishment of the Ozone Unit at the Ministry of Environment and for its competencies and duties. Article 5: prohibits the establishment of new industrial facilities or expansion of existing industries that use substances depleting the Ozone Layer (Annex 1). Article 6: prohibits the import or re-export of CFCS (Annex 2). The import of such substances should be only according to specific conditions mentioned in Articles 6 and 7. Any violation to the provisions of this Regulation will be penalized .

    Repeals: Instruction of 2003 controlling the use of materials depleting the ozone layer.

  10. Jordan - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Law No. 52 of 2006 on Protection of the Environment. - Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in English

    Adoption: 2006-10-16 | Date of entry into force: 2006-10-16 | JOR-2006-L-98208

  11. Kenya - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Irrigation Act, No. 14 of 2019. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-08-03 | KEN-2019-L-109335

    AN ACT of Parliament to provide for the development, management and regulation of irrigation, to support sustainable food security and socioeconomic development in Kenya, and for connected purposes.

  12. Kenya - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Energy Act, No. 1 of 2019. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-03-14 | KEN-2019-L-109334

    AN ACT of Parliament to consolidate the laws relating to energy, to provide for National and County Government functions in relation to energy, to provide for the establishment, powers and functions of the energy sector entities; promotion of renewable energy; exploration, recovery and commercial utilization of geothermal energy; regulation of midstream and downstream petroleum and coal activities; regulation, production, supply and use of electricity and other energy forms; and for connected purposes.

  13. Kenya - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Petroleum Act, No. 2 of 2019. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-03-14 | KEN-2019-L-109336

    AN ACT of Parliament to provide a framework for the contracting, exploration, development and production of petroleum; cessation of upstream petroleum operations; to give effect to relevant articles of the Constitution in so far as they apply to upstream petroleum operations, regulation of midstream and downstream petroleum operations; and for connected purposes

  14. Kiribati - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Environment Act, 1999 (No. 9 of 1999). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1999 | KIR-1999-L-84067

    Provides for the protection, improvement and conservation of the environment.

  15. Kuwait - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Law No. 6 of 2018 on the approval of the Paris Climate Agreement. (قانون رقم 6 لسنة 2018 بالموافقة على اتفاق باريس لتغيير المناخ) - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2018-03-18 | KWT-2018-L-108300

    The Kuwait's Government approves the Paris Climate Agreement, signed in New York on 22/04/2016.

  16. Kyrgyzstan - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Act No. 22 of 4 January 2002 to amend and supplement the Act on protection of the environment [of 1999] (Text No. 50).

    Adoption: 2002-01-04 | Date of entry into force: 2002-02 | KGZ-2002-L-62745

  17. Lesotho - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Environment Act, 2008 (No. 10 of 2008). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008 | LSO-2008-L-104009

  18. Liberia - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Environment Protection Agency Act of Liberia, 2002. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-11-26 | LBR-2002-L-92349

    An Act to establish a monitoring, coordinating and supervisory authority for sustainable management of the environment in partnership with regulated Ministries and organizations and in close and responsive relationship with the people of Liberia; and to provide high quality information and advice on the state of the environment and for matters connected therewith.

  19. Liberia - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Environment Protection Law, 2002. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-11-26 | LBR-2002-L-92350

    An Act to establish a legal framework for sustainable development, management and protection of the environment by the Environment Protection Authority in partnership with regulated Ministries and organizations and in close and responsive relationship with the people of Liberia; and to provide high quality information and advice on the state of the environment and for matters connected therewith.

  20. Libya - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Law No. 7 of 1982 on the protection of the environment. - Law on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 1982-07-06 | LBY-1982-L-83500

    This Law consists of 11 Chapters divided into 75 articles. Chapter I contains general provisions. Protection of the air is dealt in Chapter II. Protection of seas and marine resources is given in Chapter III. Protection of water resources is provided for in Chapter IV. Protection of food and foodstuffs is refered to in Chapter V. Chapter VI deals with environment saving. Chapter VII addresses the protection against common diseases. Chapter VIII relates to the protection of soil and plants. Protection of wildlife is given in Chapter IX. Transitional provisions are contained in Chapter X. Offences and penalties are given in Chapter XI. This Law provides for the protection of the environment from pollution including air, water, soil and food (art. 2). All concerned authorities shall adopt all best ways and methods for the protection of the environment (art. 6). Article 7 establishes the Technical Centre for the Protection of the Environment with the competence to lay down plans and programmes related to environment, environment protection, cooperation with international organizations in removing the causes of pollution, issuing permits, updating international agreements and treaties concerning environment, and to EIA. The Centre shall have the right to inspect concerned agencies and offices (art. 8). Article 17 provides for the control on the emission of smog generated by vehicles. Fishing gear and fishing methods, definition of meshes, and protected species are specified in articles 19-21. Provisions on pollution caused by ships and by oil are defined in articles 22 and 23. Concerned authorities shall define the list of ports for receiving waste disposal (art. 28). The Control Guide shall have the right to inspect ships (art. 32). It shall be prohibited to throw or drain waste and radioactivity materials in the sea (arts. 34-37).

  21. Malawi - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Environment Management Act, 1996 (No. 23 of 1996). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1996-08-05 | MWI-1996-L-45482

    Provides general environmental legislation, including the right for every person to a clean and healthy environment. To protect this right, establishes a National Council for the Environment which shall formulate policy governing the utilization of resources and environmental protection measures. Calls for the presentation of a National Environmental Action Plan. Allows the responsible minister to regulate, inter alia, the conservation of biological diversity, access to genetic materials, discharge of hazardous waste, and to declare environmental protection areas. Provides for environmental inspectors and sets forth penalites for offences against the Act.

  22. Malaysia - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Sustainable Energy Development Authority Act 2011 [Act 726]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-02 | MYS-2011-L-106316

  23. Mali - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Décret n° 2019-0353/P-RM du 29 mai 2019 fixant l’organisation et les modalités de fonctionnement de l’Agence de l’environnement et du développement durable. - Journal officiel

    Adoption: 2019-05-29 | MLI-2019-R-109344

    Abroge le décret n° 10-389/PRM du 26 juillet 2010 fixant l’organisation et les modalités de fonctionnement de l’Agence de l’environnement et du développement durable.

  24. Malta - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Environment and Planning Review Tribunal Act, 2016 (Act No. V Of 2016) (Cap. 551). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-01-19 | MLT-2016-L-104466

    An Act to establish a tribunal for the purpose of reviewing decisions of the Planning Authority and of the Environment and Resources Authority, to provide for the manner in which proceedings of the tribunal are to be conducted, and to provide for appeals from decisions of the tribunal.

  25. Malta - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Environment Protection Act, 2016 (Act No. I of 2016) (Cap. 549). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-01-08 | MLT-2016-L-104467

    An Act to make provision for the protection of the environment and for the establishment of an authority with powers to that effect and for matters connected therewith or ancillary thereto.

  26. Malta - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Sustainable Development Act, 2012 (Act No. X of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-07-10 | MLT-2012-L-90497

    AN ACT to mainstream sustainable development across the workings of government, to raise awareness of sustainable development issues and practices across society and to promote the adoption thereof.

  27. Malta - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Crimes Against the Environment Act, 2012 (Act No. XI of 2012) (Cap. 522). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-07-10 | MLT-2012-L-90498

    AN ACT to implement Directive 2008/99/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on the protection of the environment through criminal law.

  28. Marshall Islands - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Styrofoam Cups and Plates, and Plastic Products Prohibition Container Deposit (Amendment) Act, 2018 (2018-0054). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-03-15 | MHL-2018-L-109281

  29. Marshall Islands - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Styrofoam Cups and Plates, and Plastic Products Prohibition, and Container Deposit Act, 2016 (P.L. 2016-17). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-10-18 | MHL-2016-L-109300

    AN ACT to ban the importation, manufacturing, sale or distribution of Styrofoam cups and plates, disposable plastic cups and plates and plastic shopping bags and to implement container deposits provisions.

  30. Marshall Islands - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    National Environmental Protection (Amendment) Act, 2016 (P.L. 2016-20). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-10-18 | MHL-2016-L-109308

    Amends the principal Act by incorporating an integrated approach to the management of water and sanitation.

  31. Marshall Islands - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Health and Environment Personnel Management Act 1995 [5 MIRC Ch.7]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995-10-06 | MHL-1995-L-92364

    REVISED CODE 2012
    TITLE 5: GOVERNMENT OFFICES AND AGENCIES
    CHAPTER 7. HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

    Arrangement of Sections
    §701. Short Title.
    §702. Interpretation.
    §703. Authorization to Delegate Powers and Functions.
    §704. Delegation.

  32. Marshall Islands - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    National Environmental Protection Act 1984 [35 MIRC Ch 1]. - Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 1984-12-19 | MHL-1984-L-87660

    An Act to provide for the establishment of a National Environmental Protection Authority for the protection and management of the environment, and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
    [Section numbering style modified to conform to new Code format (Rev.2003)]

  33. Mauritius - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Audit) Regulations 2008 (GN No. 255 of 2008). - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-11-07 | MUS-2008-R-81531

    Provides for the measures to be taken for an industrial waste audit including who is to carry it out, forms to be filled and and the contents of the report.

  34. Mauritius - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Environment Protection (Amendment) Act 2008 (Act No. 6 of 2008).

    Adoption: 2008-05-08 | MUS-2008-L-80499

    Amends sections 3, 8, 10, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 34, 37, 42, 44, 60, 70, 73, 80, 84, 85 and 88. Adds new sections 12A (Multilateral Environmental Agreements Coordinating Committee), 28A (EIA/PER Monitoring Committee), 34A (other threat to the environment) and repeals and replaces sections 41 (standards for noise), 89 (eyesores) and 96 (regulations).

  35. Mauritius - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Environment Protection Act, 2002 (No. 19 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002-07-11 | MUS-2002-L-62621

    Comprehensive legislation on protection and management of environmental assets of Mauritius. Divided into 13 parts. Part 1 contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 deals with administration. Part 3 provides for enforcing agencies. Part 4 regulates environment impact assessment. Part 5 makes provision for spill and environmental emergency. Part 6 sets forth national environmental standards. Part 7 provides for coastal and maritime zone management. Part 8 establishes environmental appeal tribunal. Part 9 makes provision for national environment fund. Part 10 deals with environment protection fee. Part 11 regulates enforcement. Parts 12 and 13 contain final provisions. Repeals Environment Protection Act 1991.

  36. Montenegro - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Act of 22 July 2016 on environment protection (Text No. 1111). (Zakon o zaštiti prirode ) - Text in Montenegrin

    Adoption: 2016-07-22 | Date of entry into force: 2016-08-22 | MGO-2016-L-104645

    Contains definitions, implementation, documents, measures, activities, protection of the sea, types and management of protected natural areas, monitoring, access to information, financing, supervision.

  37. Montenegro - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Act on Waste Management (Official Gazette No. 064/11 of 29.12.2011). (Zakon o upravljanju otpadom) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-12-29 | MGO-2011-L-109514

  38. Nepal - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Environment Protection Act, 2053 (1997). - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1997-01-30 | NPL-1997-L-47363

    Requires that proposed development projects be reviewed and approved in relation to their impact on the environment. Provides for the post of an Environment Inspector, the establishment of environmental conservation zones, and an Environment Conservation Council.

  39. Netherlands - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Climate Law (No. 253 of 2019). (Klimaatwet) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-07-19 | NLD-2019-L-108819

    Law of 2 July 2019, establishing a framework for the development of policies aimed at irreversibly and step-by-step reduction of Dutch greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit global warming and climate change.

  40. Netherlands - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Act of 21 April 1993 to amend the Act on the Environment Administration .

    Adoption: 1993-04-21 | Date of entry into force: 1993-05-01 | NLD-1993-L-34860

    Provides that the Council for the Environment Administration shall include one member to represent trade unions and one member to represent employers' organizations.

  41. Netherlands - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 29 April 1992 to amend the Notification Decree under the Act on Hazardous Substances in the Environment. (Stb. 1992, 242)

    Adoption: 1992-04-29 | Date of entry into force: 1992-07-01 | NLD-1992-R-29653

  42. Netherlands - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 8 April 1992 to amend the Registration Decree under the Act on Harzardous Substances in the Environment. (Stb. 1992, 168)

    Adoption: 1992-04-08 | Date of entry into force: 1992-06-01 | NLD-1992-R-29643

  43. Netherlands - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree establishing general administrative rules under of s.24 of the Act on Substances Hazardous to the Environment.

    Adoption: 1990-10-12 | Date of entry into force: 1991-04-01 | NLD-1990-R-22680

  44. Netherlands - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Decree to lay down general administrative regulations by virtue of s.20,ss.4 of the Act on Substances Endangering the Environment (Decree concerning the notification of new knowledge on Substances Endangering the Environment).

    Adoption: 1990-01-31 | NLD-1990-L-20169

  45. New Zealand - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Climate Change Response Act 2002 (Act 2002 No 40). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-11-18 | NZL-2002-L-108267

  46. New Zealand - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Ozone Layer Protection Act 1996 (No. 40 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-06-24 | NZL-1996-L-44845

    Comprehensive legislation to control ozone depleting substances. Inter alia, requires accredation of persons handling ozone depleting substances.

  47. Norway - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations relating to the recycling of waste (Waste Regulations) (FOR-2004-06-01-930). (Forskrift om gjenvinning og behandling av avfall (avfallsforskriften)) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-07-01 | NOR-2004-R-109460

  48. Norway - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Control of Products and Consumer Services (Product Control Act) (LOV-1976-06-11-79). (Lov om kontroll med produkter og forbrukertjenester (produktkontrolloven)) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1976-06-11 | NOR-1976-L-109592

    The purpose of this Act is to prevent products or consumer services from causing damage to health, prevent products from causing environmental disturbance, and prevent environmental disturbance by promoting effective energy use in products.

  49. Oman - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministry of Regional Municipalities, Environment & Water Resources Regulation on Controlling Air Pollutants (MD118/2004). - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2004-08-07 | OMN-2004-R-83519

    Provides for the prevention of pollution from direct or indirect emissions of toxic and hazardous gases and particulates.

  50. Oman - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Law on Environment Protection and Combating Pollution. - Law on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2001-11-14 | OMN-2001-L-83513

    This Law consists of 3 Chapters divided into 37 articles. Definitions and general provisions (I); Rules and fundamental principles for safeguarding Oman's environment (II); Penalties (III). The Ministry of Regional Municipalities, Environment and Water Resources shall have the competence to represent the Sultanate of Oman in negotiating for regional and international environmental agreements (art. 1). The Ministry shall pursue the diffusion of education, knowledge, cultural and environmental consciousness (art. 6). All sites or work-stations shall have a safe zone for pollution control (art. 14). The Ministry shall take the necessary measures for the control and monitoring of environment systems (art. 17). Every owner of a nuclear station or establishment operating with radioactive materials shall obtain a previous authorization from the Ministry (art. 18). The Ministry may authorize the commerce or use of hazardous waste (art. 19). The Ministry, in cooperation with the competent authorities, shall take necessary measures for the protection of the soil and for the fight against desertification (art. 21). The drainage of any material in the sea may be authorized by the Ministry (art. 22). It shall be prohibited for ships to drain oil in the sea or in internal waters (art. 24). Authorities in charge of the exploitation of natural resources shall fix standards for better exploitation (art. 27). Any authority interested in the preparation of development policies and in land use shall cooperate with the Ministry on pollution control (art. 29).

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