MAKUUTU RARE EARTH ELEMENTS ESIA REPORT DISCLOSURE
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) invites the General Public to review and scrutinise the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Report for the proposed Makuutu Rare Earth Elements (REE) Project.
Welcome to the January - March 2022 NEMA newsletter
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The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has been in existence since 1995,and has continued to exist under the National Environment Act No.5 of 2019 Section 8, as the Principal Agency of Government that is mandated to regulate, monitor, supervise, and coordinate all activities relating to the environment (NEA Section 9 (1); and, ensures sustainable utilization of the country’s natural resources.NEMA is required to report annually on the status of implementation of the Key Result Areas (KRAs) that are stipulated in the NEMA s 5 (five) year Strategic
The National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP) comes at a crucial time in our national history when we join the league of Oil Producing Countries. Our resolve
and determination to rise above the challenges that come with oil production in developing economies is not in doubt. Oil production in Uganda must, and will be
safe for our environment. Now more than ever, Uganda Vision 2040, the East African Community Vision 2050 and the Africa Agenda 2063 as well as the Sustainable
This Profile presents the current situation of chemicals management in Uganda following a previous assessment that was carried out in 2003. It provides a comprehensive assessment of the national chemical’s management infrastructure relating to institutional, legal, administrative and technical aspects alongside the understanding of the nature and the extent of chemical availability and use in Uganda.
The Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) sector is responsible for most mercury emissions worldwide, releasing 838 tonnes annually of mercury into the environment9 (UN Environment, 2019).
Sub-Saharan Africa is the second highest emitter with 252 tonnes annually of mercury into the environment. Mercury is highly toxic (IBID). It affects flora and fauna as well as human health. For humans, it poses a threat to the development of the child in utero and early stages of life leading to birth defects and body deformities.
Welcome to the September edition of the NEMA quarterly newsletter. At the end of the last quarter, we commemorated the World Environment Day (WED) 2021. Our newsletter then announced that Dr. Tom O. Okurut would be stepping down as Executive Director (ED) of the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA). And indeed this happened. As we publish this edition today, NEMA is under the leadership of Dr. Barirega Akankwasah, the new ED of the Authority who took office on September 1, 2021.
Uganda is a regional leader in shaping strategies for inclusive green growth – developing ways of better mobilising the rich natural capital that directly and indirectly supports livelihoods and economic growth. The country produced a Green Growth Development Strategy in 2017 that emphasises the importance of managing natural capital for key sectors, and notably agriculture, tourism, energy, transport, and city development.