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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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).

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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]

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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).

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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).

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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

  29. United Arab Emirates - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Resolution No. 26 of 2014 on National Regime of Ozone Depleting Substances. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-07-24 | Date of entry into force: 2014-07-25 | ARE-2014-R-98630

    All importers, exporter and re-exporters of any materials, equipments and products containing ozone depleting substances must register duly with the authorized authorities and obtain prior permission to import, export or re-export any of the materials prescribed by the law.

    The Resolution encloses an appendix prescribing the materials, equipments and products subject to control pursuant to the resolution. Additionally, the second appendix constitutes a table for substances subject to proper disposal which includes 11 Hydro, Chloral, Flora, Carbonate substances. The products prescribed by the resolution include vehicles air-conditioning, refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers, dehumidifier, water coolers, ice makers and aerosol products.

    The Cabinet Resolution also prescribed the authorities and powers delegated to the Ministry of Environment and Water to enforce any procedures or actions to protect the ozone layer.

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

    Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (c. 23). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-10-23 | GBR-2007-L-88464

    1. Sustainability of local communities
    2. Proposals by local authorities
    3. Decision on short-list
    4. Action plans
    5. Proposals: regulations
    6. Local spending reports
    7. Sustainable community strategy
    8. Interpretation
    9. Expenses
    10. Short title, commencement and extent

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

    Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 (2006 c. 16). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2006-03-30 | GBR-2006-L-108018

    An Act to make provision about bodies concerned with the natural environment and rural communities; to make provision in connection with wildlife, sites of special scientific interest, National Parks and the Broads; to amend the law relating to rights of way; to make provision as to the Inland Waterways Amenity Advisory Council; to provide for flexible administrative arrangements in connection with functions relating to the environment and rural affairs and certain other functions; and for connected purposes.

  32. United Kingdom - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Local Government Superannuation (Scottish Environment Protection Agency) (Scotland) Regulations 1997 (No. 1143(S. 102)).

    Adoption: 1997-04-02 | Date of entry into force: 1997-04-28 | GBR-1997-R-54323

    Makes provisions in relation to the Local Government Superannuation (Scotland) Scheme constituted under the Local Government Superannuation (Scotland) Regulations 1987 in connection with the establishment of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the transfer of staff to the Agency from the Civil Service.

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

    Environment Act 1995 (Chapter 25).

    Adoption: 1995-07-19 | GBR-1995-L-41476

    Divided into 5 Parts and 24 Schedules. Part I establishes the Environment Agency and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), and regulates their functions, powers, and duties. Part II addresses contaminated land and abandoned mines. Part III relates to National Parks, Part IV to air quality, and Part V contains miscellaneous provisions relating to, inter alia, national waste strategy, fisheries, evidence collection in pollution offences, and mineral planning. Amends the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

  34. United Kingdom - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Environment and Safety Information (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 3159 (N.I. 14) of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 1994-06-17 | GBR-1993-R-35706

    Establishes public registers of certain notices served concerning health, safety and environmental protection.

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

    Environment and Safety Information Act 1988 (Chapter 30)

    Adoption: 1988-07-29 | Date of entry into force: 1989-04-01 | GBR-1988-L-6567

    Establishes public registers of certain notices served concerning health, safety and environmental protection.

  36. United Kingdom - 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.

  37. United Republic of Tanzania - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Environmental Management (Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit)(Amendment) Regulations, 2018 (G.N. No. 474 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-08-31 | TZA-2018-R-109619

  38. United Republic of Tanzania - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Oil and Gas Revenues Management Act, 2015 (No. 22 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-08-05 | TZA-2015-L-109636

    An Act to provide for the establishment and management of the Oil and Gas Fund, to provide for the framework for fiscal rules and management of oil and gas revenues and to provide for other related matters.

  39. United Republic of Tanzania - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Radioactive Waste Management for the Protection of Human Health and Environment Regulations, 1999 (G.N. No. 276).

    Adoption: 1999-09-01 | TZA-1999-R-56423

    Determines the responsibilities, duties and administrative measures of the National Radiation Commission, and provides for waste management operations, reporting procedures, verification and enforcement, offences and penalties, and for several related matters.

  40. United States of America - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Protection of Stratospheric Ozone Rule (40 CFR Part 82)

    Adoption: 1990-11-02 | Date of entry into force: 1990-11-15 | USA-1990-R-22352

    Amendment allowing companies that export controlled substances to certain developing countries that are Party to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to increase their production of such substances up to specified limits.

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

    Ley núm. 19773, de 9 de julio de 2019, que aprueba 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, denominado “Acuerdo de Escazú”, adoptado el 4 de marzo de 2018, en Escazú, República de Costa Rica - Dirección Nacional de Impresiones y Publicaciones Oficiales

    Adoption: 2019-07-09 | Date of entry into force: 2019-07-31 | URY-2019-L-109837

    La ley citada aprueba 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, denominado “Acuerdo de Escazú”, adoptado el 4 de marzo de 2018, en Escazú, República de Costa Rica, destinado a garantizar la implementación plena y efectiva en América Latina y el Caribe de los derechos de acceso a la información ambiental, participación pública en los procesos de toma de decisiones ambientales y acceso a la justicia en asuntos ambientales, así como la creación y el fortalecimiento de las capacidades y la cooperación, contribuyendo a la protección del derecho de cada persona, de las generaciones presentes y futuras, a vivir en un medio ambiente sano y al desarrollo sostenible.

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

    Meteorology, Geological Hazards and Climate Change Act 2016 (Act No. 25 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-01-26 | VUT-2017-L-105148

    An Act to provide for the provisions of meteorology, geological hazards and climate change and for related purposes.

    The objectives of this Act are to:
    (a) ensure that high quality services are provided in relation to weather, climate, flood forecasting and geological hazards in Vanuatu; and
    (b) promote capacities of governments, communities and organisations to understand and respond to risks arising from weather events, climate change and geological hazards; and
    (c) specifically address the needs of operators of ships and aircrafts and of tourists, to access all necessary weather forecasts, bulletins, alerts, warnings and information concerning geological hazards which may impact upon the safety of their operations or activities; and
    (d) facilitate the use and application within Vanuatu of relevant information, forecasts, bulletins and warnings generated and disseminated to and by local, regional and international bodies; and
    (e) ensure that the government and the public are informed of matters related to weather, climate and geological hazards, and are able to make effective use of such information and data, and to respond to warnings and alerts about such events, in order to protect the environment and the safety and welfare of the community.

    Repeals the Meteorology Act [CAP 204].

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

    Resolution No. 80/NQ-CP on sustainable poverty reduction during 2011-2020. (Vê dinh huóng giam nghèo bên vung thoi ky tù nam 2011 dên nam 2020) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-05-19 | VNM-2011-R-91859

    I - Objectives
    General Objective:
    Sustainable poverty reduction is a central issue of the 2011-2020 socio-economic development strategy aimed at improving and incrementally raising the living conditions for the poor, first of all those in mountainous and ethnic minority areas; to make strong and comprehensive improvements in poor areas; and to narrow the gap between urban and rural areas, among regions, ethnic minorities and population groups.
    Specific Objectives:
    a. The average income per capita of poor households will increase 3.5 times; the rate of poor households will drop 2% per year, particularly 4% in poor districts and communes by poverty standards set for each period;
    b. The poor's living conditions will be markedly improved, first of all in health, education, culture, daily-life water and housing; the poor will have more and more convenient access to basic social services;
    c. Socio-economic infrastructure facilities in poor districts and communes and extremely disadvantaged villages and hamlets will receive concentrated and synchronous investment according to new countryside standards, first of all essential infrastructure such as transport, electricity and daily-life water supply.

    II - Beneficiaries and Scope
    III - Policies
    IV - Organization of Implementation

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

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

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

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

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