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

    Climate Change (State Action) Act 2008 (No. 36 of 2008). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-10-27 | AUS-2008-L-81987

    An Act for certain measures to help the State address the challenges of climate change and contribute to the broader national and international response to those challenges and for related purposes.

  2. Australia - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Environment Protection Act 1997 (A1997-92). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1997-12-01 | AUS-1997-L-81925

    Provides for the protection of the environment.

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

    National Environment Protection Council (New South Wales) Act 1995 (No. 4 of 1995). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995-06-08 | AUS-1995-L-44552

    Establishes the National Environment Protection Council to implement environmental protection measures.

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

    National Environment Protection Council (South Australia) Act 1995 (No. 1 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-03-02 | AUS-1995-L-45627

    Establishes a National Environment Protection Council with the function of proposing environmental protection measures.

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

    National Environment Protection Council Act 1994, No. 126

    Adoption: 1994-10-18 | AUS-1994-L-39393

    This Act implements an agreement between the States and the Commonwealth by establishing a National Environment Protection Council "NEPEC", and defines the purpose, powers, functioning and financing of NEPEC, as well as providing for related matters. Consists of 64 sections and a Schedule comprising the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Environment.

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

    Industrial Waste Management Policy (Control of Ozone-depleting Substances) No. IW 1B.

    Adoption: 1990-11-27 | Date of entry into force: 1990-11-29 | AUS-1990-M-21450

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

    Marine Environment Protection Act, 1990. No. 41.

    Adoption: 1990-10-25 | AUS-1990-L-21454

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

    Environment Protection (Amendment) Act 1988. No. 20.

    Adoption: 1988-05-17 | AUS-1988-L-6486

    Inter alia, provides that polluters shall be strictly liable for pollution (s. 18).

  9. Austria - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 7 June 1989 financing and implementing toxic waste clean-up, and amending the Environment and Water Act (BGBI. 79/1987) [and other environmental Acts]. Text No. 299.

    Adoption: 1989-06-07 | Date of entry into force: 1989-07-01 | AUT-1989-L-8327

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

    Comprehensive protection of the environment Law, 1984. (Bundesverfassungsgesetz vom 27. November 1984 über den umfassenden Umwelt-schutz) - Law on-line in German

    Adoption: 1984-11-27 | AUT-1984-L-84890

    § 1. (1) The Republic of Austria (Federation, Laender and Municipalities) acknowledges its responsibility for the comprehensive protection of the environment.
    (2) Comprehensive protection of the environment is protecting the natural environment as the basis of mankind's life resources against detrimental effects. Comprehensive protection of the environment consists in particular of measures to keep air, water and soils clean and to avoid disturbing noise.
    § 2. The Federal Government shall be in charge of executing this Federal Constitutional Act.

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

    Law No. 54 of 2014 Approving the Unified Law (Regulation) of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for the Arab States on the Control of Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-10-02 | Date of entry into force: 2014-10-03 | BHR-2014-L-98523

    Chapter I: Definitions and the Law Objectives.
    Chapter II: Regulating and Controlling Materials,Equipments and Products that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
    Chapter III: Penalties and Sanctions.
    Chapter VI: General Provisions.

  12. Bahrain - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 32 of 2013 Ratifying Beijing Amendment of 1999 on Montreal Protocol Concerning the Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, agreed on 16/9/1987. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2013-05-02 | Date of entry into force: 2013-05-03 | BHR-2013-R-95110

    The Kingdom of Bahrain Ratified Beijing Amendment of 1999 on Montreal Protocol Concerning the Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, agreed on 16/9/1987.

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

    Environment Court Act, 2000 (Act No. 11 of 2000). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-04-10 | BGD-2000-L-87959

    The Act includes the following:1. Short title 2. Definitions 3. Overriding effect of the Act 4. Establishment of Environment Courts 5. Jurisdiction of Environment Court 5A. Penalty for violating court's order 5B. Trial of certain offences by Special Magistrates 5C. Trial procedure in Special Magistrate's Court 6. Power of entry, search, etc. 7. Procedure for investigation 7A. Assistance from law enforcing agencies and other authorities 8. Procedure and power of Environment Court 9. Conversion of fines to compensation 10. Authority of Environment Court to inspect 11. Appeal 12. Environment Appeal Court 12A. Transfer of cases 13. Pending cases 13A. Jurisdiction of Environment Court over offences etc. committed earlier 14. Power to make rules.
    An Environment Court and an Environment Appeal Court are instituted under this Act and Judges appointed: the Courts shall rule trials under environmental laws and condemn violators of those very laws. Special Magistrates may be appointed for particular trials, power of investigation and inspection shall be accorded to inspectors in order to gather useful evidences.

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

    Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act, 1995. (Act No. 1 of 1995). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995-02-10 | BGD-1995-L-87960

    The Act includes the following:1. Short title and commencement 2. Definitions 2A. Overriding effect of the Act 3. Department of Environment 4. Power and functions of the Director General 4A. Assistance from law enforcing agencies and other authorities 5. Declaration of ecologically critical area 6. Restrictions regarding vehicles emitting smoke injurious to environment 6A. Restrictions on manufacture, sale etc. of articles injurious to environment 7. Remedial measures for injury to ecosystem 8. Information to the Director General regarding environmental degradation or pollution 9. Discharge of excessive environmental pollutant etc. 10. Power of entry etc. 11. Power to collect samples etc. 12. Environmental clearance 13. Formulation of environmental guidelines 14. Appeal 15. Penalties 15A. Confiscation of materials and equipments involved in offence 15A. Claim for compensation 16. Offences committed by companies 17. Cognizance of offence and claim for compensation 18. Action taken in good faith 19. Delegation of Power 20. Power to make rules 21. Repeal and saving
    The Department of Environment is instituted as per section 3 of this Act and a Director General appointed to lead it. All the provisions are directed to protect the environment by any polluting , be it a solid, liquid, gaseous, or noise, heat and radiation. Rules are indicated in order to avoid any environmental damage when dealing with hazardous substances. By notification in the Official Gazette, an area could be declared ecologically critical area and restrictions applied to the discharge of pollutants in the air, water, land, sea and so on. Inspections on premises ,suspected of polluting the ecosystem, could be ordered and seizure of equipment, materials and samples of polluted resources seized upon. An Environmental Clearance Certificate from the Director General must be issued before initiating any commercial or industrial activity and environmental guidelines provided and largely distributed and enforced in order to prevent ecological disasters.

  15. Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Ley núm. 1182, de 23 de mayo de 2019, que ratifica el "Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe" - Cámara de Diputados

    Adoption: 2019-05-23 | Date of entry into force: 2019-06-05 | BOL-2019-L-109477

    La ley citada ratifica el "Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe", adoptado en Escazú, República de Costa Rica, el 4 de marzo de 2018.

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

    Act of 30 August 2013 on protection of the environment. (Zakon o zastiti prirode) - Laws on-line

    Adoption: 2013-08-30 | BIH-2013-L-95375

    Determines the mandate of institutions in charge of protection of the environment, ecologically significant areas, protection of particular eco-systems, protection measures, planning and organization, monitoring, access to information, promotion of education in environment protection, financing, inspections.

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

    Act of 14 May 2003 on protection of the environment (Text No. 3399).

    Adoption: 2003-05-14 | Date of entry into force: 2003-07-27 | BIH-2003-L-64701

    Provides for principles of environmental protection, access to information on the environment, liabilities, planning of environmental protection and establishment of standards for the quality of the environment.

  18. Bulgaria - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 131 of the Council of Ministers to adopt the Order on the final risk assessment of new chemical substances on persons and the environment.

    Adoption: 2002-07-01 | Date of entry into force: 2004-01-01 | BGR-2002-R-62076

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

    Ley núm. 99/VIII/2015, de 27 de agosto, que prohíbe la producción, importación, comercialización y uso de bolsas de plástico para el embalaje de mercaderías, que no sean reutilizables (Lei nº 99/VIII/2015, de 27 de Agosto, que proibe a produção, importação, comercialização e utilização de sacos de plástico para a embalagem de mercadorias, que não sejam reutilizáveis)

    Adoption: 2015-08-27 | Date of entry into force: 2015-08-28 | CPV-2015-L-109191

    La ley en cuestión prohíbe la producción, importación, comercialización y uso de bolsas de plástico para el embalaje de mercaderías, que no sean reutilizables, y regula la aplicación de medidas encaminadas a reducir progresivamente la cantidad de bolsas de plástico en el medio ambiente o a sustituirlas por bolsas degradables y/o biodegradables que sean compatibles con la minimización de la generación y la eliminación de residuos. Condiciona la fabricación e importación de bolsas de plástico a la autorización previa del Servicio Central de Medio Ambiente. Asimismo, establece los montos de las multas aplicables en caso de incumplimiento. Dispone la realización de una campaña de sensibilización dentro de un plazo máximo de 60 días a partir de su entrada en vigor.

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

    Federal Sustainable Development Act [2008, c. 33]. - Laws in French and English

    Adoption: 2008-06-26 | CAN-2008-L-85960

    An Act to require the development and implementation of a Federal Sustainable Development Strategy and the development of goals and targets with respect to sustainable development in Canada, and to make consequential amendments to the Auditor General Act.

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

    Canada Emission Reduction Incentives Agency Act (S.C. 2005, c. 30, s. 87). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-10-03 | CAN-2005-L-108902

    An Act to establish the Canada Emission Reduction Incentives Agency.

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

    Environment Act (RSY 2002, c.76). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002 | CAN-2002-L-94293

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

    SOR/90-583: Ozone-depleting Substances Regulations No. 2 (certain bromofluorocarbons).

    Adoption: 1990-08-28 | CAN-1990-R-20586

    Regulate the manufacture, import and export of bromofluorocarbons and amend the list of toxic Substances in Schedule I to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

  24. Canada - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    SOR/90-584: Ozone-depleting Substances Regulations No. 3 (Products).

    Adoption: 1990-08-28 | CAN-1990-R-20587

    Regulate the manufacture, import, offering for sale or sale of products containing ozone-depleting substances.

  25. China - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Reglamento Administrativo núm. 24/2019, de 14 de junio, que establece los límites de emisión de contaminantes atmosféricos de las centrales eléctricas (Reglamento Administrativo n.º 24/2019, de 14 de junho, que estabelece os limites de emissão de poluentes atmosféricos das centrais eléctricas) - Imprensa Oficial

    Adoption: 2019-06-14 | Date of entry into force: 2020-07-08 | CHN-2019-R-108873

    El reglamento citado establece los límites de emisión de contaminantes atmosféricos y las disposiciones del sistema de monitoreo continuo de emisiones de humo y gas que las centrales eléctricas deben cumplir para reducir la contaminación ambiental y salvaguardar la salud de la población. El reglamento se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    CAPITULO I: Disposiciones generales
    CAPITULO II: Límites de emisión de contaminantes atmosféricos y sistema de monitoreo continuo de emisiones de humo y gases
    CAPITULO III: Fiscalización y régimen sancionatorio
    CAPITULO IV: Disposiciones finales.

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

    Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Environment Pollution Caused by Solid Wastes (Order No. 57 of the President of the People's Republic of China). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-04-01 | CHN-2005-L-103949

    CHAPTER I General Provisions
    CHAPTER II Supervision and Administration of the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Wastes
    CHAPTER III Chapter III Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Wastes
    Section I General Provisions
    Section II Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Industrial Solid Wastes
    Section III Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Consumer Wastes
    CHAPTER IV Special Provisions on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Hazardous Wastes
    CHAPTER V Legal Liabilities
    CHAPTER VI Supplementary Provisions

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

    Marine Environment Protection Law of the People's Republic of China (Order No. 57 of the President of the People's Republic of China). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-04-01 | CHN-2000-L-103948

    Chapter I General Provisions
    Chapter II Supervision and Control over the Marine Environment
    Chapter III Marine Ecological Protection
    Chapter IV Prevention and Control of Pollution Damage to the Marine Environment Caused by Land-based Pollutants
    Chapter V Prevention and Control of Pollution Damage to the Marine Environment Caused by Coastal Construction Projects
    Chapter VI Prevention and Control of Pollution Damage to the Marine Environment Caused by Marine Construction Projects
    Chapter VII Prevention and Control of Pollution Damage to the Marine Environment Caused by Dumping of Wastes
    Chapter VIII Prevention and Control of Pollution Damage to the Marine Environment Caused by Vessels and Their Related Operations
    Chapter IX Legal Liabilities
    Chapter X Supplementary Provisions

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

    National Strategy for the protection of the Environment of 25 January 2002 (Text No. 924).

    Adoption: 2002-01-25 | HRV-2002-M-61179

    Presents the ecological situation in Croatia and the main priorities in that field. Contains information on water, air, soil, nature, environment of urban zones, chemicals, climate, protection against nuclear accidents and ionizing radiation, tourism, industry, and agriculture.

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

    Waste (Amendment) Law 2016 (No. 3(I)/2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-02-05 | CYP-2016-L-109782

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

    Waste (Amendment) Law 2014 (No. 55(I)/2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-04-15 | CYP-2014-L-109781

    This Law may be cited as the Waste (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2014 and shall be read together with them on Waste Laws of 2011-2014 (hereinafter referred to as the "basic law") and the Basic Law and this law will be referred together as the on Waste Laws of 2011 to (Ref. 2) of the 2014. Articles of the basic law are amended by adding, in the appropriate alphabetical order new terms and their definitions.

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

    Waste (Amendment) Law, 2012 (Law No. 6(Ι)/2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-02-24 | CYP-2012-L-109780

    This Law may be cited as the Waste (Amendment) Law of 2012 and shall be read as one with the Waste Law of 2011 (hereinafter referred to as "the principal Law"). The principal Law and the present Law shall be read as one and will be referred to as the Waste Laws of 2011-2012. The present law brings forth minor amendments to article 54 to the principal law by replacing paragraph (e) and by adding a new section (2A).

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

    Waste Law, 2011 (Law No. 185(Ι)/2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-12-23 | CYP-2011-L-109779

    The Law aims at harmonizing the Cypriot legislative framework with Directive 2008/98/EC on waste and intends creating the suitable legislative framework for harmonizing the Cypriot legislation, through secondary legislation, with a number of other related EU directives. The Law also provides for the implementation at a national level of Regulation (EC) No. 1013/2006 on shipments of waste, as last amended with Commission Regulation (EU) No. 664/2011.

  33. Cyprus - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Air Quality (Amendment) Law of 2007 (Law No. 17(I)/2007). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-02-21 | CYP-2007-L-109769

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

    Air Quality (Amendment) Law, 2005 (Law No. 161(I)/2005). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-12-30 | CYP-2005-L-109771

  35. Cyprus - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Air Quality Notification, 2004 (P.I. 330/2004). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-04-30 | CYP-2004-R-109774

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

    Air Quality (Amendment) Law, 2004 (Law No. 53(I)/2004). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-03-31 | CYP-2004-L-109773

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

    Law 15(I) of 2004, which specifies measures for the protection of human health and of the environment during the limited use of genetically modified organisms. - Law in Greek

    Adoption: 2004-02-20 | CYP-2004-L-80513

    Aiming at adapting the national legislation to the acts of the European Community with respect to how to dealt with genetically modified organisms.

    (Directive 90/219/EC of the Council of April 23, 1990; Directive 89/81/EC of the Council of October 26, 1998; Decision 2000/608/EC of the Commission of September 27, 2000; Decision 2001/204/EC of the Council of March 8, 2001).

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

    Air Quality (Limit Values for Sulfur Dioxine, Nitrogen Dioxine and Nitrogen Oxides, Particulate Matter and Lead in Ambient Air) Regulations, 2002 (P.I. 574/2002). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-11-29 | CYP-2002-L-109775

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

    Air Quality Law 188(I)/2002. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-11-01 | CYP-2002-L-109768

    The Law implements European Council Directive 96/62/EC on ambient air quality assessment and management. It aims to: (a) define and establish ambient air quality objectives in the Republic, (b) assess air quality based on common methods and criteria of the EU (c) obtain adequate information on ambient air quality and ensure that it is made available to the public (d) maintain the air quality where it is good and improve it in other cases.

  40. Côte d'Ivoire - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Décret n° 98-43 du 28 janvier 1998 relatif aux installations classées pour la protection de l’environnement.

    Adoption: 1998-01-28 | CIV-1998-R-109656

  41. Dominica - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Climate Resilience Act 2018, Act 16 of 2018. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2019-01-01 | DMA-2018-L-108949

    The Act was drafted following the Category 5 Hurricane Maria, which made landfall on 18th September, 2017 and devastated the country. The Act sets up the Dominica Climate Resilience Policy Board and the Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica (CREAD). The role of Board is to define the measures needed to make Dominica a climate resilient nation in all sectors; to develop a climate resilience plan with CREAD and other bodies; to oversee the operations and task allocation with respect to CREAD and other agencies: and advise the government on promotional and legislative/policy measures to implement the plan. CREAD is accountable to the Board and is responsible for the implementation, drafting and execution of the climate plan.

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

    Order of the Prime Minister No. 338, 1995 to make regulations under the Environment Act. No. 4 of 1994.

    Adoption: 1995-02-18 | Date of entry into force: 1995-03-01 | EGY-1995-R-41019

    Regulates deadlines for enterprises' compliance with the Act and other related matters.

  43. Egypt - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Environment Law (No. 4 of 1994). - Act On-line

    Adoption: 1994-01-27 | EGY-1994-L-79054

    Provides for the protection of the environment.

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

    Hazardous Waste Management and Disposal Control Proclamation No. 1090/2018. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-09-17 | ETH-2018-L-109315

    This Proclamation shall have the following objectives:
    1/ Create a system for the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous Waste
    2/ Prevent the damage to the human or animal health, the environment, biodiversity and property due to the mismanagement of hazardous waste.

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

    Environment and Climate Adaptation Levy (Budget Amendment) Act 2018 (Act No. 17 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-07-13 | FJI-2018-L-107447

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

    Environment and Climate Adaptation Levy Act 2015 (Act No. 20 of 2015). (Environmental Levy Act 2015) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-11-23 | FJI-2015-L-107448

  47. Fiji - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Ozone Depleting Substances Act, 1998 (No. 26 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-06-19 | FJI-1998-L-50127

    Governs the use of ozone depleting substances. S. 23 provides for protection for employees who report offences against the Act.

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

    National Environment Management Act, 1994 (Act No. 13 of 1994). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1994-04-14 | GMB-1994-L-87128

    This Act provides in 62 articles divided into 13 Parts the principles of environment protection and the instruments to carry out an environment protection policy in the Gambia.
    Part 1 contains not less than 13 pages of definitions used in the Act. Part II outlines the general principles of environment protection and confers certain powers upon the national Environment Agency established under Part III. Part III provides for a Council for the protection of the environment to be headed by the President of the Gambia and having several ministers as its members, and the establishment of the Agency aforementioned as a corporate body. The Agency shall coordinate the environment policy of the Government and function as the secretariat of the Council. Several national and local committees are also established. The Action Plan, prepared by the Agency shall be the key instrument for national environment planning. Also local planning units shall prepare local environment plans which shall be co-ordinated with plans made under the Physical Planning and Development Act (No. 1 of 1991) (Part IV). Part V requires a developer to submit environment project briefs and environmental impact statements for projects listed in the Schedule. Section 25 provides for environmental audits. The environmental standards specified in Part VI shall be established by the Agency. Part VII, dealing with environmental management, contains also several sections on coastal zone management. Part VIII provides summarily for the control of various forms of pollution. The remaining Parts deal with inspection and analysis (IX), education (X), offences (XI), legal proceedings (XII) and miscellaneous matters (XIII). (completed by 1 Schedule)

  49. Georgia - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Law No. 5917 of 13 March 2008 On the future generations and sustainable development funds. - Legislation from CIS Countries (in Russian)

    Adoption: 2008-03-13 | Date of entry into force: 2008-03-15 | GEO-2008-L-79277

    In order to ensure the social stability and sustainable for coming generations, the Act provides for the creation of a special fund to receive proceeds from budgetary surplus and privatization of State assets.

  50. 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.

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