Kenya

Environmental Management and Coordination (Amendment) Act (EMCA)

Legislative
Act
Passed in 2015
This law provides for environmental protection in Kenya. 

Article 49 promotes the use of renewable energy and the planting of trees. Article 57 grants the relevant ministry the possibility to allow fiscal incentives under the form of tax rebates for private entities "that invest in plants, equipment and machinery for pollution control, re-cycling of wastes, water harvesting and conservation, prevention of floods and for using other energy resources as substitutes for hydrocarbons". 

Article 50 sets the legal framework to ensure the conservation of biological diversity, and charges the relevant agency to "measure the value of unexploited natural resources in terms of watershed protection, influences on climate, cultural and aesthetic value, as well as actual and potential genetic value thereof." The document also contains a number of dispositions to protect forests. 

The 2015 law amends section 56.A and charges the cabinet secretary to prescribe measures on climate change.

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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