The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has issued a total of 406 certificates during the October–December, 2020 Quarter. This is an increase from the 323 certificates issued during the July–September, 2020 Quarter, and the 265 issued during the January–March Quarter of the same year.
The 2019/20 annual report describes the status of implementation of the Key Result Areas (KRAs) planned outputs and outcomes as stipulated in the Strategic Plan, 2015 of NEMA that are based on its mandate, and statutory functions. Click here to download full document
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), in accordance with the National Environment Act No. 5 of 2019, is obliged to produce the National State of the Environment Report (NSOER) every two years.
The NSOER aims to inform the public about the state of the environment in the country; the importance of the environment and natural resources in the development process and their value to society; its trends and projections; the key issues; challenges; and opportunities for improvement.
As we continue to appreciate the Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) approach in natural resource management, in this article we explore the interdependence between ecosystems, the services they provide and human wellbeing. We ground this in a common management approach, systems thinking.
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To ensure environmental, health and social considerations are taken into account, established environmental and social assessment tools at the project level need to be complemented by approaches fully adapted to policies, plans and programmes. Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) meets this need. SEA provides a practical and direct means of progressing the Green Growth Development Strategy and Sustainable Development Goals. Indeed, the National Development Plan (NDP III) provides for the achievement of sustainability goals embedded in these macro-economic strategic documents.
In December 2019, Hon. Beatrice Atim Anywar was appointed Minister of State for Environment. Over the years Hon. Anywar has made her mark as a staunch advocate for
environment. In February NEMA was honored to host the newly appointed Minister of State for Environment. Hon. Anywar was briefed about the operations of NEMA on roles,achievements and the challenges. The details of the ministerial visit are in our lead story for this issue of the NEMA Newsletter.
In a bid to improve coordinated monitoring and reporting to the Rio Conventions and ensuring proper linkage to policy development, NEMA engaged consultants to assess the national and local level capacities of focal points and other stakeholders to monitor and report on Rio Conventions as a means of meeting their international commitments and obligations. The above changes shall lead to enhanced cooperation in Rio Conventions implementation and enhanced capacities for monitoring and reporting.
This report describes the status of implementation of the Key Result Areas (KRAs) outputs and outcomes as stipulated in NEMA's strategic plan based on the institution's mandate and statutory functions.
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