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Environment Act 2001.

Document type
Long title
An Act to provide for the management of the environment and all natural resources of Lesotho and for connected matters.
Air & atmosphere, Environment gen., Land & soil, Water, Wild species & ecosystems, Waste & hazardous substances
Air quality/air pollution Environmental standards Basic legislation Institution Pollution control EIA Monitoring Environmental audit Court/tribunal Access-to-information Authorization/permit Environmental fees/charges Environmental planning Early warning system/emergency intervention system Disasters Special fund Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties Land-use planning Soil conservation/soil improvement Soil pollution/quality 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
Geographical area
Africa, Landlocked Developing Nations, Least Developed Countries, Southern Africa
Entry into force notes
This Act shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notice published in the Gazette appoint and the Minister may appoint different dates for the coming into operation of different parts of this Act.

This Act makes provision for the establishment of the National Environment Council, the Lesotho Environment Authority, the National Environmental Fund and the Environmental Tribunal and provides in general for the conservation and management of the environment in Lesotho.

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Repealed by

Environment Act 2008 (No. 10 of 2008).

Legislation | Lesotho | 2008

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Noise pollution, Environmental standards, Framework law, Basic legislation, Institution, Pollution control, EIA, Monitoring, Environmental audit, Court/tribunal, Access-to-information, Authorization/permit, Environmental fees/charges, Environmental planning, Early warning system/emergency intervention system, Disasters, Inspection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Land-use planning, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Soil pollution/quality, 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, Access and benefit sharing, Genetic resources