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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Arrêté n° 159/MINAGRI du 21 juin 2004 portant interdiction d’emploi en agriculture de substances actives entrant dans la fabrication des produits phytopharmaceutiques. - Arrêté

    Adoption: 2004-06-21 | CIV-2004-R-111441

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

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

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

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

    Décret n° 89-02 du 4 janvier 1989 relatif à l'agrément, la fabrication, la vente et l'utilisation des pesticides. - Décret

    Adoption: 1989-01-04 | CIV-1989-R-111442

  6. Democratic Republic of the Congo - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Décret n° 20/031 du 31 octobre 2020 portant statuts, organisation et fonctionnement d'un établissement public dénommé Fonds d'intervention pour l'Environnement «FIPE» en sigle. - Décret

    Adoption: 2020-10-31 | Date of entry into force: 2020-10-31 | COD-2020-R-110926

    A pour mission principale de constituer des richesses matérielles et/ou financières en nature ou en numéraire, pour financer exclusivement la réalisation des différents projets et programmes ayant trait à la protection de l'environnement, à l'écologie et au développement durable.

  7. Democratic Republic of the Congo - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordonnance n° 20/013 du 28 février 2020 portant création, organisation et fonctionnement d'un service spécialisé au sein du Cabinet du Président de la République dénommé "Agence congolaise de la transition écologique et du développement durable". - Ordonnance

    Adoption: 2020-02-28 | Date of entry into force: 2020-02-28 | COD-2020-R-110928

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

    Ozone Depleting Substances (Amendment) Act 2020 (Act No. 40 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-12-11 | FJI-2020-L-111086

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

    Environment and Climate Adaptation Levy (Budget Amendment) Act 2020 (Act No. 18 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-07-31 | FJI-2020-L-111083

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

    Climate Relocation of Communities Trust Fund Act 2019 (Act No. 21 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-06-24 | FJI-2019-L-111088

    The Act sets up a trust fund to be used for communities that will be affected by climate change impacts such as rising waters.

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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.

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

    Ordonnance n° 2020-866 du 15 juillet 2020 portant diverses dispositions d'adaptation au droit de l'Union européenne dans le domaine de l'énergie et du climat. - Ordonnance

    Adoption: 2020-07-15 | FRA-2020-R-111445

  19. France - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Décret n° 2020-26 du 14 janvier 2020 relatif à la prime de transition énergétique. - Décret (dans sa teneur modifiée)

    Adoption: 2020-01-14 | Date of entry into force: 2020-01-16 | FRA-2020-R-111444

    Applicable aux demandes de prime concernant les travaux réalisés et les dépenses payées à compter du 1er janvier 2020.

  20. France - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Décret n° 2020-26 du 14 janvier 2020 relatif à la prime de transition énergétique. - Décret

    Adoption: 2020-01-14 | Date of entry into force: 2020-01-16 | FRA-2020-R-111554

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

    Loi n° 2019-1147 du 8 novembre 2019 relative à l'énergie et au climat. - Loi

    Adoption: 2019-11-08 | FRA-2019-L-110192

    Chapitre Ier: Objectifs de la politique énergétique
    Chapitre II: Dispositions en faveur du climat
    Chapitre III: Mesures relatives à l'évaluation environnementale
    Chapitre IV: Lutte contre la fraude aux certificats d'économies d'énergie
    Chapitre V: Mise en œuvre du paquet « Une énergie propre pour tous les Européens »
    Chapitre VI: Dispositions relatives à l'adaptation de la présente loi en outre-mer
    Chapitre VII: Régulation de l'énergie
    Chapitre VIII: Tarifs réglementés de vente de gaz et d'électricité

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

    Loi du pays n° 2017-25 du 5 octobre 2017 relative au Code de l'environnement de la Polynésie française. - Loi du pays

    Adoption: 2017-10-05 | FRA-2017-L-111276

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

    Décret n° 2015-1229 du 2 octobre 2015 relatif au Conseil général de l'environnement et du développement durable. - Décret (dans sa teneur modifiée)

    Adoption: 2015-10-02 | FRA-2015-R-111483

    Chapitre Ier : Les missions du Conseil général de l'environnement et du développement durable
    Chapitre II : La composition et l'organisation du Conseil général de l'environnement et du développement durable
    Chapitre III : Le fonctionnement du Conseil général de l'environnement et du développement durable

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

    Arrêté du 2 octobre 2015 relatif aux missions et à l'organisation du Conseil général de l'environnement et du développement durable pris pour l'application du décret n° 2015-1229 du 2 octobre 2015. - Arrêté

    Adoption: 2015-10-02 | FRA-2015-R-111484

  25. 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)

  26. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

    Decreto núm. 7/2017, de 27 de junio, por el que se aprueba el Reglamento Estudios de Impacto Ambiental y Social (EIAS) (Decreto n.º 7/2017, de 27 de Junho, que aprova o Regulamento de Estudo de Impacto Ambiental e Social (EIAS))

    Adoption: 2017-06-27 | Date of entry into force: 2017-06-29 | GNB-2017-R-110511

    El decreto citado regula los procedimientos de estudio de impacto ambiental y social de los proyectos susceptibles de causar impactos significativos sobre el ambiente y la salud humana. El Reglamento se estructura de la siguiente manera:
    -Capítulo I: Disposiciones generales
    -Capítulo II: Tipos y fases de EIAS
    -Capítulo III: Infracciones y régimen de sanciones
    -Capítulo IV: Disposiciones finales.

  29. 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.

  30. 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

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

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

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

  32. 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

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

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

    Carbon Fund Act 2007 (No. 12/2007). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-04-07 | IRL-2007-L-110577

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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