Venezuela

Organic Law of Environment No 5833

Legislative
Law
Passed in 2006
This law provides legal framework for the regulation and protection of Venezuela's natural environment, with a framework of ‘sustainable development.' The explicit objective is to contribute to the security of the national environment and maximise the wellbeing of the population, sustaining the global ecosystem for the benefit of humanity.

The legislation is far-reaching and comprehensive in many aspects concerning environmental protection. It mentions climate change in an article that establishes the government's legal authority to regulate industries and technologies that emit gases that affect the earth's ozone and contribute to climate change.

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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