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Environmental Management Act [Chapter 20:27].

Country
Zimbabwe
Document type
Legislation
Date
2005 (2002)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to provide for the sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment; the prevention of pollution and environmental degradation; the preparation of a National Environmental Plan and other plans for the management and protection of the environment; the establishment of an Environmental Management Agency and an Environment Fund; to amend references to intensive conservation areas and committees and associated matters in various Acts; to repeal the Natural Resources Act [Chapter 20:13]; the Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Act [Chapter 20:03], the Hazardous Substances and Articles Act [Chapter 15:05] and the Noxious Weeds Act [Chapter 19:07], and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.
Subject
Air & atmosphere, Environment gen., Land & soil, Cultivated plants, Water, Wild species & ecosystems, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Air quality/air pollution Emissions Environmental standards Basic legislation Monitoring Environmental audit Court/tribunal Registration Access-to-information Authorization/permit Early warning system/emergency intervention system Environmental fees/charges Environmental planning Disasters Special fund Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties Land-use planning Soil conservation/soil improvement Soil pollution/quality Expropriation Weeds Alien species Waste management Waste prevention Hazardous substances Hazardous waste Pesticides Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution Water quality standards Biodiversity Wetlands Basin/catchment/watershed Ecosystem preservation Ex-situ conservation Protection of habitats Genetic resources International agreement-implementation
Geographical area
Africa, Eastern Africa, Landlocked Developing Nations
Abstract

This Act provides for the establishment of the National Environmental Council, the Environmental Management Agency, Environment Management Board, the Standards and Enforcement Committee and the Environment Fund, provides for the formulation of environmental quality standards and environmental plans, provides for environmental impact assessments audit and monitoring of projects and for other matters relative to management and conservation of the environment.

Full text
English
Website
www.parlzim.gov.zw

References - Legislation

Amends

Agricultural Land Settlement Act [Chapter 20:01].

Legislation | Zimbabwe | 2002 (1970)

Keyword: Farming, Agricultural development, Land tenure, Lease, Ownership, Agricultural land, Institution, Court/tribunal

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Parks and Wild Life Act [Chapter 20:14].

Legislation | Zimbabwe | 2002 (1975)

Keyword: Inland fisheries, Fishing gear/fishing method, Basic legislation, Biodiversity, Management/conservation, Protected area, National parks, Institution, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods, Hunting authorization/permit, International trade, Wild fauna, Wildlife products, Wild flora, Offences/penalties, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Forest Act [Chapter 19:05].

Legislation | Zimbabwe | 2002 (1949)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Institution, Forest management/forest conservation, Public forest, Private forest, Timber extraction/logging, Protected area, Forest fires, Classification/declassification, Timber, International trade, Afforestation/reforestation, Forest service/forest officers, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Communal Land Act [Chapter 20:04].

Legislation | Zimbabwe | 2002 (1983)

Keyword: Common property, Traditional rights/customary rights, Vested rights/existing rights, Land tenure, Servitude

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Rural Land Act [Chapter 20:18].

Legislation | Zimbabwe | 2002 (1963)

Keyword: Land tenure, Farming, Subdivision of land, Public land, Lease

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Act (Cap. 20:24).

Legislation | Zimbabwe | 2002 (2000)

Keyword: Framework law, Basic legislation, Freshwater resources management, Basin/catchment/watershed, Institution, Access-to-information, Groundwater, Water abstraction, Water supply, Well sinking/boreholes, Surface water, Servitude, Waterworks, Policy/planning, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water shortage/drought, Water rights

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Act [Chapter 20:03].

Legislation | Zimbabwe | 2001 (1971) | Repealed

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Institution, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Hazardous Substances and Articles Act [Chapter 15:05].

Legislation | Zimbabwe | 2001 (1971) | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Plant protection, Pesticides, Fertilizers/nutrients, Pollution control, Institution, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Natural Resources Act.

Legislation | Zimbabwe | 1996 (1941) | Repealed

Keyword: Freshwater resources management, Waterworks, Protected area, Institution, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Noxious Weeds Act.

Legislation | Zimbabwe | 1996 (1926) | Repealed

Keyword: Weeds, Pesticides

Source: FAO, FAOLEX