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Search this site. Environmental Impact Assessment Study Report. Project Background. Credit Facilities. Tana River Fisheries.

Policy, Legal and Institutional Framework Governing. Pubic involvement. Environmental Impact. Social Impact. Showing 7 items. NEC sets national goals and objectives and promotes cooperation among both public and private organisations engaged in environmental protection programmes.

NEMA is the principal Government institution charged with the overall supervision and co-ordination over all matters relating to the environment as well as implementation of all policies relating to the environment. NEMA has to date considerably developed its human and other resource capacity to enable it coordinate the environmental management activities of Lead Agencies.

These committees assist NEMA in effectively carrying out its function of proper management of the environment at these levels. It is instructive to note that the membership of these committees include inter alia representatives of farmers or pastoralists, business community, women and youth.

The PCC is concerned with the investigation of complaints relating to environmental damage and degradation generally. The PCC has powers to investigate complaints against any person or even against NEMA or on its own motion investigate any suspected case of environmental degradation. This is a technical Committee responsible for formulation of environmental standards, methods of analysis, inspection, monitoring and technical advice on necessary mitigation measures.

The NET is established under Section of EMCA for the purpose of hearing appeals from administrative decisions by organs responsible for enforcement of environmental standards. An appeal may be lodged by a project proponent upon denial of an EIA licence or by a local community upon the grant of an EIA licence to a project proponent.

NEMA may also refer any matter that involves a point of law or is of unusual importance or complexity to NET for direction. The proceedings of NET are not as stringent as those in a court of law and NET shall not be bound by the rules of evidence as set out in the Evidence Act.

This cross-sectoral committee is responsible inter alia, for the development of a five year national environment action plan. The national environment action plan shall contain among other aspects analysis of the natural resources of Kenya and their distribution, quantity and various uses.

It shall also recommend legal and fiscal incentives for business that incorporate environmental requirements into their planning and operational processes as well set out guidelines for the planning and management of the environment and natural resources.

The national environment action plan shall upon adoption by Parliament be binding on all organs of government. Provincial and district environmental committees are also required to develop their own five year environmental action plans which are incorporated in the national environment action plan.


Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act, 1999 (Cap. 387).

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Environmental Act (EMCA)

An Act to provide for the establishment of the National Environment Council, the National Environment Management Authority, the National Environment Trust Fund, the Environment Restoration Fund, the National Environment Action Plan Committee, the Standards and Enforcement Review Committee and the National Environment Tribunal, and to regulate various matters relating to the institutions established and various matters relating to protection of the environment including environmental impact asses. Keyword: Marine pollution, Coastal zone management, Oil pollution, International agreement-implementation, Waste disposal. Keyword: Environmental planning, Inland waters, Institution, Ecosystem preservation. Keyword: Noise pollution, Monitoring. Search Search.

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