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National Environmental Policy

legislation type Executive
Passed in 1995
The National Environmental Policy was adopted by the Council of Ministers as a part of the implementation of the Five-Year Government Plan (1995-1999). The Policy provides guidance for the establishment of national environment plans and legislations, aiming at conciliating development with environment protection. Under this broad scope, the 1995 National Policy proposes a set of activities in the short and long term in the field of the environment.

The Policy suggests the adoption of an Environment Law and regulations, followed by the creation of a Ministry for Co-ordination of Environmental Action, and an Environmental Monitoring Centre.

General recommendation of the following issues: marine and coastal area protection; engagement of the private sector in environmental management; development of databases and research activities; investments in environmental education projects; the engagement of civil society with environmental protection; waste management; and international co-opera-tion.


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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