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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. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

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

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

    Adoption: 2002 | CAN-2002-L-94293

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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.

  27. 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).

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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.

  34. 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)

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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).

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