The Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act of emphasizes that every person in Kenya is entitled to a clean and healthy environment and had. Under Kenya’s Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) , an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), outlining the. EMCA, Institutions under EMCA. NEMA: National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) is to exercise general supervision and co- ordination over.

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EMCA was enacted against a backdrop of 78 sectoral laws dealing with various components of the environment, the deteriorating state of Kenya’s environment, as well as increasing social and economic inequalities, the combined effect of which negatively impacted on the environment.

The supreme objective underlying the enactment of EMCA was to bring harmony in the management of the country’s environment. The main functions of the sub-department include: Inspired by the need to balance environmental management interests with economic development interests, the ICZM Action Plan dmca set to foster a coordinated and integrated approach to resource utilization and management for sustainable development.


National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) – Kenya

Shoreline Management strategy This document outlines a strategy for shoreline management in support of overall coastal zone planning and decision-making. Once complete, the policy will give recommendations on the institutional arrangements for ensuing integrated approach towards management of coastal and marine resources.

Draft Coastal Pollution Prevention and Control guidelines Among the major threats that have been identified, facing the coastal and marine environment enca pollution, resulting mainly from land-based sources, and to some extent, from marine based activities. Pollution loads come in form of solid waste, sewage, and chemical and effluent discharges into the aquatic environment. Thus, several economic activities carried out within the coastal zone and the associated hinterland catchments, contribute significantly to environmental pollution of the marine ecosystem.

It makes recommendations for Biodiversity and Research, Water Management, Infrastructure development, human wildlife conflict, Forestry and Tourism Management. The plan also encourages participation of various stakeholders including local communities in management of the Lake.

The plan kenyq launched in January The overall purpose of the management plan is to guide the sustainable and equitable use of natural resources in the lake Jipe Ecosystem.


The draft Policy has been approved by the National Environment Council and will be tabled at Cabinet. The Policy gives guidance on activities that should be carried out near wetlands in order to ensure that wetlands continue performing their critical ecological, hydrological and buffering functions.

National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) – Kenya | Nairobi Convention

WAMSK proposes ease but reliable ways to monitor the health of wmca ecosystems most of which are faced with degradation. The aim of the assessment to help initiate restoration measures.

The Nairobi Convention is a partnership between governments, civil society and the private sector, working towards a prosperous Western Indian Ocean Region with healthy rivers, coasts and oceans.

UN Environment Nairobi Convention. Contact details of partner: BoxNairobi, Kenya nairobiconvention[at]un.

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