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[Ambassador report] "Tanzania's environmental regulation".

by Lucas Marcus | 06-12-2020 19:53 Comments 7 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations




Tanzania following global Environmental Processes enacted National Environmental Management (NEM) Act in 1983 leading to the establishment of the National Environmental Management Council (NEMC) which started operations in 1986.

 

This also followed the formulation and approval of the National Environment Policy 1997 repealed by the Environmental Management Act (EMA), 2004.

 

The objective of NEMC is to carry out environmental enforcement, compliance, review and monitor environmental impact assessments, and research and awareness creation through public participation.

 

The aim of Environment Management is to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) whose aim is to achieve development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet own needs.

 

The key policy instruments and strategies for attaining SDGs include Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Legislation, Economic Instruments, Environmental Indicators and Standards as well as Public Participation.

 

To ensure its implementation, there is a planning commission under the President’s office charged with national development, planning management and which coordinates development activities including integration of environmental concerns in development planning.

 

At the central and local government level there are departments whose work is of relevance to environment and sustainable development.

 

Additionally, there are NGOs, CBOs, Academic Institutions, Business Community and Professionals also involved in this task.

 

Under this Act, Tanzania also ratified several Multilateral Environmental Agreements in compliance to international and regional environmental treaties which include Biological Diversity, Protection, Management and Development of Marine and Coastal Environment, Convention on Climate Change, Protection of Ozone Layer, Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone, Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their disposal and Ban of import into Africa and Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes within Africa.

 

In order to achieve the SDGs, Tanzania for example prohibited the use of plastic carrier bags and put a ban into their importation.

 

The Laws pertaining to Environment include Land Use, Natural Resources and Conservation, Pollution related Legislation and Environmental Management Legislation.

 

 

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7 Comments

SJ Mentor

  • SJ Mentor says :
    Hello Lucas!
    It's your SJ mentor.

    I hope you doing well.
    Thank you for sharing your valuable thematic report.
    It is interesting to know that Tanzania prohibited the use of plastic carrier bags.
    I am curious about how citizen carry things such as groceries, vegetables instead using plastic bags.
    Can you share tips not to be used single-use containers?
    hope that sustainable development will be made globally.
    Thanks for nice report. I will root for you the whole time.

    Best regards,
    SJ mentor.
    Posted 22-12-2020 17:18

Mun WooJooMentor

  • Mun WooJooMentor says :
    Hello Lucas,
    this is your mentor WooJoo.

    Warm greetings from South Korea.
    Thank you for sharing the report regarding Tanzania's environmental regulation.
    I am happy to know that your country has been trying all the managements since decades ago.
    SDGs are worldwide goals, and in case of South Korea, we are aiming sustainable goals based on the Green New Deal as well.
    Hopefully the efforts come to good.

    Keep sharing

    Regards.
    WooJoo
    Posted 14-12-2020 17:46

Dolma Diki Sherpa

  • Dolma Diki Sherpa says :
    Greetings from the

    Thank you for your information.

    Keep writing keep sharing

    We are eager to learn more from you.

    Regards

    Dolma
    Posted 10-12-2020 23:33

Shobha Pokhrel

  • Shobha Pokhrel says :
    hello Lucas ,

    Thanks for such an informative report
    keep sharing
    Posted 08-12-2020 23:23

Lucas Marcus

  • Lucas Marcus says :
    Yashwanth and Vazira thank you for your comments be blessed
    Posted 08-12-2020 21:46

yashwanth kalabandalapati

Vazira Ikhtiyorova

  • Vazira Ikhtiyorova says :
    Dear Lucas,

    Thank you for the report! My friend is so keen on your country, will do my best to read the article. Thanks!
    Posted 07-12-2020 05:07

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