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Latest Documents

, 2021

This document exempts from value added tax (VAT) a list of 22 materials used in the production of renewable energy from solar, wind and biogas sources.

, 2020

This decree directs the Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development to: - Protect waterways - Preserve fauna and flora - Protect the coasts, estuaries, and marine life from erosion - Protect endangered specifies - Fight desertification and promote soil rejuvenation policies - Develop environmental education - Promote the forest economy via the sustainabl...

, 2015

This decree creates within the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Equipment, a Project Management Unit (PMU) responsible for the implementation of the Food Insecurity Resilience Development Project. This applies to the Sahel in the regions of Fatick, Matam, Saint-Louis, Tambacounda and Ziguinchor (DRIARS Senegal). The aim of the project is to contribute to the reduction of ...

, 2014

Outlines the responsibilities of the Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development, including protecting the environment of Senegal against pollution of any kind and ensuring that polluting activities do not impact the living conditions of the Senegalese people.  Further directs the Minister to: - Protect waterways - Preserve fauna and flora - Protect the coasts,...

, 2014

This plans aims at enabling Senegal to emerge in terms of economic development. The document identifies adverse impacts of climate change and the need to boost resilience.

  • 3% (unconditional) to 7% (conditional) reduction in 2020, 4% (unconditional) to 15% (conditional) reduction in 2025, and 5% (unconditional) to 21% (conditional) reduction in 2030 in GHG emissions compared to baseline projectionsEconomy-wide: Economy Wide | Target year: 2030
  • -31% GHG emissions by 2030, 115 MW from biogas, waste-to-energy, methane gas capture, sustainable waste management infrastructureWaste: Waste: General | Target year: 2030
  • Rice cultivation and agroforestry to reduce emissions by 0.35% (2020), 0.51% (2025) and 0.63% (2030)Agriculture: Agriculture: General | Target year: 2030
  • -10% GHG emissions by 2030, cement (substitute clinker by CO2)Industry: Cement | Target year: 2030
  • Reduce emissions derived from bush burning by 30% by 2020 and 90% by 2025 | improve management of natural resources with an aim to reach 1 million ha of forested land by target year | reduce rate of deforestation by 25% by 2023 | improve management of forested land to 60% | protect and reforest 4,000 ha/yr of mangroves | reforestation of 200,000 to 204,000 hectares beginning 2017LULUCF: LULUCF/Forestry: General | Target year: 2025

Legislative Process

The Republic of Senegal, which achieved independence from France in 1960, has a legal system based in French civil law and is a semi-presidential liberal democratic republic. The most recent constitution was adopted and promulgated in 2001 and has been amended numerous times, most recently in 2008. The President is the head of State, while the Prime Minister is the head of Government and both the Government and Parliament possess legislative power.

Senegal currently has a unicameral Parliament, the National Assembly, composed of 150 seats, 90 members of which are elected by direct and popular vote and 60 of which are selected on the basis of proportional representation from a list of political parties. All members serve five-year terms. The most recent parliamentary election was held in 2012 and the next election is due to be held in 2017. The legislature has periodically fluctuated between a unicameral and bicameral parliament, and has been unicameral since 2012.

The legislative process in Senegal is comprised of three stages: drafting of the text, parliamentary scrutiny, and presidential sanction. Laws regarding public finance and security have a special procedure, but ordinary laws all follow the same process. Proposals can be drafted by members of the Assembly or by the competent bodies of the various ministries of the executive power.

In the first phase, the draft text is evaluated by one of eight permanent commissions or a special committee of the Assembly, depending on the subject. Following initial passage, the text is included in the agenda of the plenary session and discussed amongst all members of the Assembly in a public session. Once approved or amended by a majority of votes, the final text is submitted to the general secretariat of the government and the President. The President has 15 days to sanction the new law, which will then be published in the official journal to enter into force.