Guinea-Bissau

Law no. 1/2011 (approving the Basic Law on the Environment)

Legislative
Law
Passed in 2011
This Law establishes the policy basis on environment of Guinea-Bissau. It defines the legal basis for a sustainable environmental use and management. Environmental measures to protect and improve wellbeing, health, social and cultural development of communities, must notably include those that protect the air and the climate (art. 6.q). Climate and meteorological information and data are part of the politicy instruments for environmental management (art. 28).

The definition of an energy policy based on clean or sustainable sources, which must also be diversified and decentralised, and incentivise energy efficiency, is another key environmental policy objective set in the law (art. 6.h). Besides, solid waste can be used as energy sources (art. 21).

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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