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Name: Law No. 42 of 2014 on Environmental Protection.
Country: Kuwait
Subject(s): General provisions; Occupational safety and health
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2014-07-13
Entry into force:
ISN: KWT-2014-L-99818
Bibliography: Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in Arabic Reqaba, State of Kuwait, P. 1 PDF in Arabic PDF in Arabic (consulted on 2015-08-11)
Abstract/Citation: This Law aims at: protecting and maintaining the natural balance of the environment and its resources; combating the pollution and its damages, at both short and long term; banning any party whatsoever, whether a company or institution or consultation office from carrying out any work in this field without prior consent of the EPA; obliging all firm owners in the country to implement all the engineering and environmental requirements set by the EPA; planning programs for economic, agricultural, industrial, touristic and urban development to improve the level of livelihoods; guaranteeing a sustainable development and preserving the biodiversity; protecting the health of human beings and other organisms; and protecting the environment from the dangerous effects from neighboring countries.
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