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  1. Malawi - Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws - Law, Act

    Environment Management Act, 1996 (No. 23 of 1996). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1996-08-05 | MWI-1996-L-45482

    Provides general environmental legislation, including the right for every person to a clean and healthy environment. To protect this right, establishes a National Council for the Environment which shall formulate policy governing the utilization of resources and environmental protection measures. Calls for the presentation of a National Environmental Action Plan. Allows the responsible minister to regulate, inter alia, the conservation of biological diversity, access to genetic materials, discharge of hazardous waste, and to declare environmental protection areas. Provides for environmental inspectors and sets forth penalites for offences against the Act.


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