Tonga

Environment Management Act 2010

Legislative
Law
Passed in 2010
This Act establishes the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. It seeks to 1) coordinate the role of Government in relation to all environmental management, including climate change issues, and decision-making processes, 2) promote meaningful public involvement in relation to issues of environment management, including climate change, 3) ensure the observance within the Kingdom of its international obligations relating to the protection of the environment, 4) promote the concept of sustainable development in relation to the environment and natural resources of the Kingdom, 5) facilitate an assessment of the impacts on the environment of any activity likely to affect it, prior to a proposed activity taking place, and 6) promote the understanding, management, conservation and protection of the biological diversity of the Kingdom; and facilitate implementation of measures to increase the resilience of the Kingdom and its environment to climate change. The Act further details the composition and duties of the Ministry.

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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