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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

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

    Climate Change Act, 2021. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2021-11-18 | NGA-2021-L-112597

    The Act provides a framework for Nigeria to achieve low greenhouse gas emissions(GHG) through inclusive green growth and sustainable economic development and the implementation of Nigeria's commitment to net zero emissions declared at COP26 in 2021. It establishes the National Council on Climate Change, which will be tasked with implementing the countries climate Action Plan.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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).

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

    Decreto Ejecutivo núm. 125, de 2 de marzo de 2021, que establece la nueva Estructura Orgánica y el Manual de Organización y Funciones del Ministerio de Ambiente, y dicta otras disposiciones - Gaceta Oficial

    Adoption: 2021-03-02 | Date of entry into force: 2021-03-02 | PAN-2021-R-111802

    El decreto citado establece la nueva Estructura Orgánica y el Manual de Organización y Funciones del Ministerio de Ambiente. Establece cómo estarán representados los niveles político, directivo, coordinador, asesor, fiscalizador, auxiliar de apoyo, operativo y ejecutor de dicho Ministerio.

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

    Texto único sin número, de 08 de septiembre de 2016, de la Ley núm. 41, de 1 de julio de 1998, "Ley General de Ambiente de la República de Panamá", que comprende las reformas aprobadas por la Ley núm. 18 de 2003, la Ley núm. 44 de 2006, la Ley núm. 65 de 2010 y la Ley núm. 8 de 2015. - Gaceta Oficial Digital

    Adoption: 2016-09-08 | Date of entry into force: 2016-10-04 | PAN-1998-L-111940

    La Ley citada, junto con las reformas posteriores incluidas, establece los principios y normas básicas para la protección, conservación y recuperación del ambiente, promoviendo el uso sostenible de los recursos naturales. Además, ordena la gestión ambiental y la integra a los objetivos sociales y económicos, a efecto de lograr el desarrollo humano sostenible en el país. El texto único de la ley se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    Título Preliminar: Disposiciones Generales
    Título I: Política Nacional de Ambiente
    Título II: Instrumentos para la Gestión Ambiental
    Título III: Salud Ambiental y Manejo de los Desechos Peligrosos y Sustancias Potencialmente Peligrosas
    Título IV: Recursos Naturales
    Título V: Cambio Climático
    Título VI: Promoción de Actividades Ambientalmente Sostenibles
    Título VII: Comarcas y Pueblos Indígenas
    Título VIII: Responsabilidad Ambiental
    Título IX: Disposición Transitoria
    Titulo X: Disposiciones Finales.

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

    Ley núm. 11, de 26 de marzo de 2012, que establece un régimen especial para la protección de los recursos minerales, hídricos y ambientales en la comarca Ngäbe-Buglé - Gaceta Oficial Digital

    Adoption: 2012-03-12 | Date of entry into force: 2012-03-26 | PAN-2012-L-111938

    La ley citada establece un régimen especial de protección e interés social de los recursos minerales, hídricos y ambientales dentro de la comarca Ngäbe-Buglé y las áreas anexas definidas conforme a la Ley núm. 10 de 1997 y la Carta Orgánica de la Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé. Reconoce el derecho de la comarca en relación con el uso, manejo y aprovechamiento tradicional sostenible de los recursos naturales renovables, ubicados dentro de su área; prohíbe el otorgamiento de concesiones para la exploración, explotación y extracción de minería metálica, no metálica y sus derivados en la comarca (salvo de piedra, tosca, gravilla y arena realizadas para proyectos sociales) y cancela todas las concesiones otorgadas en tal sentido; prohíbe la alteración del cauce y cabezas de los ríos, así como la apropiación privada de las fuentes de agua; crea el Fondo para el Desarrollo de la Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé; constituye una franja de 2000 metros desde la costa del mar a tierra firme y la isla Escudo de Veraguas, para el desarrollo de las actividades turísticas; establece sanciones para el caso de violación de sus disposiciones; y deroga el artículo 48 de la Ley núm. 10 de 1997.

  15. Panama - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decreto Ejecutivo núm. 123, de 14 de agosto de 2009, que reglamenta el Capitulo II del Título IV de la Ley núm. 41, de 1 de julio de 1998, General de Ambiente de la República de Panamá, y deroga el Decreto Ejecutivo núm. 209, de 5 de septiembre 2006 - Gaceta Oficial

    Adoption: 2009-08-14 | Date of entry into force: 2009-08-24 | PAN-2009-R-111801

    El decreto citado aprueba el Reglamento del Proceso de Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental, de acuerdo a lo previsto en la Ley núm. 41, de 1 de Julio de 1998, General de Ambiente de la República de Panamá, y deroga el Decreto Ejecutivo núm. 209, de 5 de septiembre 2006. El reglamento se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    -TÍTULO I: DISPOSICIONES GENERALES
    -TÍTULO II: DE LOS PROYECTOS, OBRAS O ACTIVIDADES QUE INGRESEN AL PROCESO DE EVALUACIÓN DE IMPACTO AMBIENTAL
    -TÍTULO III: DE LOS ESTUDIOS DE IMPACTO AMBIENTAL
    -TÍTULO IV: DE LA PARTICIPACIÓN CIUDADANA EN LOS ESTUDIOS DE IMPACTO AMBIENTAL
    -TÍTULO V: DE LA REVISIÓN, PROCEDIMIENTO Y CALIFICACIÓN DE LOS ESTUDIOS DE IMPACTO AMBIENTAL
    -TÍTULO VI: DEL SEGUIMIENTO DE LOS ESTUDIOS DE IMPACTO AMBIENTAL
    -TÍTULO VII: DEL REGISTRO DE CONSULTORES
    -TÍTULO VIII: DE LAS SANCIONES
    -TÍTULO IX: DE LOS COSTOS ADMINISTRATIVOS DEL PROCESO DE EVALUACIÓN DE IMPACTO AMBIENTAL
    -TÍTULO X: DE LA GARANTÍA DE CUMPLIMIENTO
    -TÍTULO XI: ATENCIÓN DE EVENTOS CATASTRÓFICOS
    -TÍTULO XII: EVALUACIÓN AMBIENTAL ESTRATÉGICA DE LOS PLANES Y PROGRAMAS
    -TÍTULO XII: DISPOSICIONES FINALES
    -TÍTULO XIII: DISPOSICIONES TRANSITORIAS.

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

    Ley núm. 1, de 3 de febrero de 1994, por la cual se establece la legislación forestal en la República de Panamá y se dictan otras disposiciones - Autoridad de los Recursos Acuáticos de Panamá

    Adoption: 1994-02-03 | Date of entry into force: 1994-02-07 | PAN-1994-L-111814

    La ley citada establece la legislación forestal en la República de Panamá. En lo pertinente, dispone la promoción e integración de la educación relativa a los recursos naturales dentro de las funciones de educación, capacitación, extensión e investigación. Establece que la educación ambiental forme parte del proceso educativo, encomendando a la Universidad de Panamá y otras instituciones superiores la promoción, apoyo y facilitación de la formación de científicos, profesionales y técnicos especialistas en asuntos relativos al ambiente y los recursos naturales. La ley se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    -Titulo I: de los objetivos, clasificaciones y definiciones
    -Título II: Del Régimen de Aprovechamiento Forestal
    -Título III: Del control de la producción forestal
    -Título IV: Del fomento para el manejo de bosques
    -Título V: Del financiamiento
    -Título VI: De las rozas y quemas
    -Título VII: De las infracciones, sanciones y procedimientos
    -Título VIII: De la educación, capacitación e investigación de los recursos naturales renovables
    -Titulo IX: Disposiciones finales.

  17. Papua New Guinea - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Climate Change (Management) Act 2015 (No. 19 of 2015.). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-11-20 | PNG-2015-L-105163

    Being an Act to provide for a regulatory framework to –
    (a) promote and manage climate compatible development through climate change mitigation and adaptation activities; and
    (b) implement any relevant obligations of the State under applicable rules of international law and international agreements related to climate change; and
    (c) establish Papua New Guinea's Designated National Authority or an equivalent entity for the purposes of the Kyoto Protocol and any such other or subsequent arrangements or agreements made under the Kyoto Protocol,
    and for related purposes.

  18. Republic of Moldova - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Law No. 98 of 14 April 2022 on atmospheric air quality. (Parlamentul Lege Nr. 98 din 14-04-2022 privind calitatea aerului atmosferic.) - Legislation-on-line (in Romanian and Russian)

    Adoption: 2022-04-14 | Date of entry into force: 2024-05-13 | MDA-2022-L-113010

  19. Republic of Moldova - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Law No. 1515 of 16 June 1993 on Environmental Protection. (Lege Nr. 1515 din 16-06-1993 privind protecţia mediului înconjurător. ) - Legislation-on-line (in Romanian and Russian)

    Adoption: 1993-06-16 | MDA-1993-L-112685

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

    Loi n° 17/2019 du 10 août 2019 portant interdiction de fabrication, d’importation, d’utilisation et de commercialisation des sacs en plastique et des objets en plastique à usage unique. - Official Gazette

    Adoption: 2019-08-10 | Date of entry into force: 2019-09-23 | RWA-2019-L-112325

    Abroge la loi n° 57/2008 du 10 septembre 2008 portant interdiction de la fabrication, l’importation, l’utilisation et la commercialisation des sachets en plastique au Rwanda. Texte également disponible en anglais et en rwandais.

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

    Law on climate change, 2021. - Parliament website

    Adoption: 2021 | SRB-2021-L-113431

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

    Environment Protection Act 1994 (Act No. 9 of 1994). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1994 | SYC-1994-L-82727

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Administration
    Part III - Prevention, Control and Abatement of Environment Pollution
    Part IV - Environment Impact Assessment
    Part V - Enforcement
    Part VI - Offences, Penalties and Procedures
    Part VII - Miscellaneous Provisions

  23. Seychelles - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Environment Protection Act 1988. No. 9.

    Adoption: 1988-10-14 | SYC-1988-L-7400

    Covers, inter alia, industrial waste disposal.

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

    The Environment Agency Protection Act, 2008 [No. 11 of 2008]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-08-11 | SLE-2008-L-87735

    An Act to establish the Sierra Leone Environment Protection Agency, to provide for the effective protection of the environment and for other related matters.
    Repeals the Environment Protection Act, 2000 [No. 2 of 2000]

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

    The Environment Protection Act, 2000 [No. 2 of 2000]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2000-02-28 | SLE-2000-L-78347

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

    Resource Sustainability Act 2019 (Act 29 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-10-04 | SGP-2019-L-109959

    An Act to impose obligations relating to the collection and treatment of electrical and electronic waste and food waste, to require reporting of packaging imported into or used in Singapore, to regulate persons operating producer responsibility schemes, and to promote resource sustainability.

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

    Carbon Pricing Act 2018 (No. 23 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018 | SGP-2018-L-109956

    An Act to require the reporting of, and the payment of a tax in relation to, greenhouse gas emissions, and to make consequential and related amendments to the Energy Conservation Act (Chapter 92C of the 2014 Revised Edition).

  28. Slovakia - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of the Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic No. 157 of 31 March 2005 which implements Act No. 587/2004 Coll. on the Environmental Fund and on amendments to certain laws. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-03-31 | Date of entry into force: 2005-05-01 | SVK-2005-R-113700

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

    Act No. 587 of 21 October 2004 on the Environmental Fund and on amendments to certain laws. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-10-21 | Date of entry into force: 2005-01-01 | SVK-2004-L-113699

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

    Act No. 17 of 5 December 1991 about the environment. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1992-12-05 | Date of entry into force: 1992-01-16 | SVK-1992-L-113720

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

    The Environment Act 1998 (Act No. 8 of 1998). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1998-10-12 | Date of entry into force: 1999-05-01 | SLB-1998-L-85470

    Provides measures for the protection of the environment.

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

    Environmental Management Law (Law No. 79/2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-08-25 | SOM-2018-L-108742

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

    Carbon Tax Act (Act No. 15 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-05-22 | ZAF-2019-L-108806

    To provide for the imposition of a tax on the carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent of greenhouse gas emissions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

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

    Sri Lanka Sustainable Development Act, No. 19 of 2017. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-10-03 | LKA-2017-L-106760

    The Act has been adopted to develop and implement a National Policy and Strategy on Sustainable Development and establish a Sustainable Development Council in order to establish and work towards achieving national goals based on the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in national planning processes, policies and strategies in the relevant ongoing processes in the economic, social and environmental fields.

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

    Ordinance to amend the Ordinance (No. 840 of 1985) respecting certain products which are dangerous to health and the environment.

    Adoption: 1988-06-09 | SWE-1988-R-7019

    Repeals s. 9 and amends s. 2 (the scope of application in regard to chemical products).

  36. Switzerland - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordonnance du 16 décembre 1985 sur la protection de l’air (OPair). - Ordonnance (dans sa teneur modifiée)

    Adoption: 1985-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 1986-03-01 | CHE-1985-R-112466

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

    Loi fédérale du 7 octobre 1983 sur la protection de l’environnement (Loi sur la protection de l’environnement, LPE). - Loi fédérale (dans sa teneur modifiée)

    Adoption: 1983-10-07 | Date of entry into force: 1985-01-01 | CHE-1983-L-112468

  38. Syrian Arab Republic - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Law No. 31 of 2017 on ratifying Syria's accession to the Paris Climate Change Agreement. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2017-10-26 | Date of entry into force: 2017-10-26 | SYR-2017-L-106700

  39. Syrian Arab Republic - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Law No. 12 of 2012 setting the necessary basic rules for the safety and protection of the environment. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2012-03-29 | Date of entry into force: 2012-03-29 | SYR-2012-L-93210

    Title I
    Chapter I: Definitions
    Chapter II: Objectives of the Law
    Chapter III: The Ministry Responsibilities
    Chapter IV: The Ministry Resources

    Title II - The Higher Council for Environment Protection.
    Chapter I: The Establishment of the Council
    Chapter II: The Council Duties

    Title III - The Fund for Supporting and Protecting the Environment

    Title IV
    Chapter I: Environment Inspection.
    Chapter II: Responsibilities and Sanctions.

    Title V - General Provisions.

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

    Law No. 1448 of 18 July 2017 "On Evaluation of Impact on the Environment". - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2017-07-18 | TJK-2017-L-106756

    Establishes the general provisions, including the principles of evaluation of the impact on the environment; the competencies and powers of state authorities in this field; the procedure of conduct of evaluation of the impact on the environment, including the mandatory nature of the evaluation, the subjects, the phases of conduct thereof, and the criteria of the evaluation. Also defines the role, rights and duties of public associations in the sphere of evaluation of impact on the environment, also access to information on evaluation for citizens.

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

    Loi organique n° 2019-60 du 9 juillet 2019 relative à l’Instance du développement durable et des droits des générations futures. - Imprimerie officielle de la République tunisienne

    Adoption: 2019-07-09 | TUN-2019-L-112570

  42. Tuvalu - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Climate Change Resilience Act 2019 (Act No. 9 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-07-01 | TUV-2019-L-109639

    PART I - PRELIMINARY
    1 Short Title
    2 Interpretation
    3 Conventions to which this Act applies
    4 Act to bind the Crown
    5 Territorial application

    PART II – OBJECTIVES AND COMMITMENTS
    6 Policy objectives
    7 Purposes of the Act
    8 Commitments
    9 Greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets

    PART III – ADMINISTRATION
    10 Functions and powers of the Minister
    11 Delegation of functions and powers to the Director
    12 Department of Climate Change and Disaster
    13 Director of the Department
    14 Delegation of powers by the Director
    15 Functions of the Department in building resilience to climate change
    16 Functions of the Department relating to climate change related Conventions
    17 Precautionary approach

    PART IV – FORUM, COUNCIL AND COMMITTEES
    18 National Climate Change Resilience Forum
    19 National Advisory Council on Climate Change
    20 Council to provide advice and to act as competent authority

    PART V – POLICIES TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE
    21 National Climate Change Policy
    22 Strategies and plans to address climate change
    23 Responsibilities in implementation
    24 Requirement to provide assistance and information for data collection and analysis
    25 Climate Change and Disaster Survival Fund
    26 Climate Change and Disaster Levy

    PART VI – ENFORCEMENT
    27 Prohibition on the exploration, mining and extraction of fossil fuels
    28 Supplying false information
    29 Penalty for carrying out any activity or project without approval
    30 Activity to cease
    31 Offences by corporations
    32 Immunity

    PART VII – MISCELLANEOUS
    33 Regulations
    34 Consequential amendments
    35 Saving and transitional provisions

    SCHEDULE
    LIST OF INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

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

    Climate Change and Disaster Survival Fund Act 2015 (Act No. 11 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-01-01 | TUV-2016-L-102715

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

    Ozone Protection Act, 2008 (CAP. 30.30). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-08-18 | TUV-2008-L-109668

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

    Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) (Tuvalu) Order, 1975 (CAP 48:30). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1975 | INT-1975-L-109670


    This Order extends to Tuvalu the provisions of the Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) Act 1971, with the necessary adaptations, enabling effect to be given to the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage opened for signature in Brussels on 29th November 1969 (Cmnd. 4403). The Order also extends the provisions of Parts I and V of, and of Schedule 1 to the Merchant Shipping Act 1974, with the necessary adaptations, enabling effect to be given to the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage opened for signature in Brussels on 18th December 1971 (Cmnd. 5061). The 1969 Convention provides uniform rules and procedures for determining questions of liability and for awarding compensation when damage is caused by pollution resulting from the escape or discharge of oil from ships. The 1971 Convention sets up an international fund to provide a supplementary system for compensation and indemnification for such damage.

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

    The National Environment Act, 2019 (Act 5 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-02-24 | UGA-2019-L-111164

    An Act to repeal, replace and reform the law relating to environmental management in Uganda; to provide for the management of the environment for sustainable development; to continue the National Environment Management Authority as a coordinating, monitoring, regulatory and supervisory body for all activities relating to environment; to provide for emerging environmental issues including climate change, the management of hazardous chemicals and biodiversity offsets; to provide for strategic environmental assessment; to address environmental concerns arising out of petroleum activities and midstream operations, to provide for the management of plastics and plastic products; to establish the Environmental Protection Force; to provide for enhanced penalties for offences under the Act; to provide for procedural and administrative matters; and for related matters.

    Any statutory instrument made under the National Environment Act, Cap.153 repealed under subsection (1) and which is in force immediately before the commencement of this Act, shall remain in force, so far as it is not inconsistent with this Act, until it is revoked by a statutory instrument made under this Act and until that revocation, shall be deemed to have been made under this Act.

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

    National Environment (Noise Standards and Control) Regulations, 2003 (S.I. No. 30 of 2003). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-06-13 | UGA-2003-L-88136

    The 21 regulations are divided into 5 Parts: Preliminary (I); Permissible noise Levels (II); Control and Mitigation of Noise (III); Licence for Noise in Excess of Permission Noise Levels (IV); Enforcement (V).
    The object of these Regulations is to: prescribe the maximum permissible noise levels (Schedule 1) from a facility or activity to which a person may be exposed; (b) provide for the control of noise and for mitigating measures for the reduction of noise; and (c) generally to give effect for the provisions of section 29 of the National Environment Statute. A local council may, in accordance with the Local Governments Act, 1997, make laws regulating noise and vibration pollution consistent with the National Environment Statute. Functions of the District Environment Committees are defined in regulation 5.

  48. Uganda - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Environment (Management of Ozone Depleting Substances and Products) Regulations, 2001 (S.I. No. 63 of 2001). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001-11-23 | UGA-2001-R-88137

    The object of these Regulations is to: (a) regulate production, trade and use of controlled substances and products; (b) provide a system of data collection that will facilitate compliance with relevant reporting requirements under the Protocol; (c) promote the use of ozone friendly substances, products, equipment and technology, and (d) ensure the elimination of substances and products that deplete the ozone layer. Importation of exportation of controlled products (First Schedule) or controlled substances (Second Schedule) requires a license granted by the issue of the Executive Director. The Executive Director shall issue licenses only to applicants that have adequate and appropriate facilities and equipment to handle a controlled substance or product without causing damage to the environment. A register shall be kept of all licenses. A person who buys or receives a controlled substance or product shall sign the end-user declaration Form set out in the Fifth Schedule.

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

    Law No. 2059-VIII of 23 May 2017 "On Evaluation of Impact on the Environment". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-05-23 | Date of entry into force: 2017-06-18 | UKR-2017-L-106563

    Establishes legal and organizational grounds of the evaluation of impact on the environment, aimed at the prevention of harm to the environment, ensuring of ecological safety, protection of the environment, rational use and reproduction of natural resources, in the process of decision making about the realization of economic activity, which can have a serious impact on the environment, taking into consideration of state, public and private interests.

  50. Ukraine - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 188/98-VR of 5 March 1998 on the basic orientations of the State policy of Ukraine in the fields of protection of the environment, use of natural resources and ecological security (Text No. 248).

    Adoption: 1998-03-05 | UKR-1998-R-51274

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