Country:Angola
Year:1998 (June)
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:1998 (June)
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources
Policy Sector:Multi-sectoral Policy
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Ministry of Environment
URL:http://www.arc-angola.com/downloads/General%20Environmental%20law%20%28GEL%29.pdf
Legal References:Constitutional Law Article 12 paragraph 2, & Article 24, paragraphs 1 , 2 and 3.
Penalty:All those who, regardless of fault, cause damage to the environment are required to repair the damage and/or indmify the State
Description:

The law outlines the principles for the protection, preservation and conservation of the environment and use of natural resources. It requires all actitivities or undertakings with immediate or long term effects on the environment to be analyzed in advance.  It also provides for mandatory Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) for all undertakings. Environmental licences are issued based on the outcome of EIA. Renewable energy projects are subjected to the provisions of the General Environmental Law as matter of national requirement for obtaining authorization and permits.

 

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