Introduction

In the wake of preparations for the Earth Summit the constitution, promulgated in March 1992, for the first time addressed the issue of the environment. Indeed, in Article 111, it ranks "the protection of the environment and conservation of natural resources" among the issues that are should be tackled by the law. The current constitution, enacted in March 2005, states in Article 35 that "The State shall ensure the proper management and rational exploitation of the country's natural resources while preserving the environment and conservation of these resources for generations to come. " The presence of the environmental issue in the constitution thus paves the way for legislative and regulatory texts on the subject. Regarding environmental assessment, key reference texts are the environmental code enacted in June 2000 which Chapter III focuses on the environmental impact assessment process and the Decree No. 100/22 of October 7, 2010 on the enforcement of the Environmental Code in connection with the procedure for environmental impact assessment.


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Reconnaissance Burundi

Webpages | 18-10-2018

Reconnaissance Burundi

After an absence of three years, the NCEA visited Bujumbura to catch up on Environmental Assessment practice with its old partners, such as the Burundi…

Workshop for EIA communication strategy in Burundi

Webpages | 20-04-2015

Workshop for EIA communication strategy in Burundi

The NCEA facilitated a workshop on the development of a communication strategy for EIA in Burundi on 6-9 April 2015. The workshop was organised for the…

Revision of ESIA legal framework in Burundi

Webpages | 21-01-2015

Revision of ESIA legal framework in Burundi

Bujumbura, Burundi – 21 January 2014. Since April 2014, the NCEA is assisting Burundi’s Ministry for the Environment, MEEATU, with the…

Workshop on the quality of EIA reports, Burundi

Webpages | 19-01-2015

Workshop on the quality of EIA reports, Burundi

Bujumbura, Burundi – 19-23 January 2015. It turned out to be an eye-opener for EIA consultants in Burundi: a workshop to jointly discuss the…

Screening and public participation in ESIA legal framework of Burundi

Webpages | 13-08-2014

Screening and public participation in ESIA legal framework of Burundi

Burundi is currently revising its legal framework for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA). As part of a series of workshops that started…

Revision ESIA legislation Burundi forthcoming

Webpages | 01-05-2014

Revision ESIA legislation Burundi forthcoming

Since the adoption of ESIA in 2010, its application has shown several deficits. Also Burundi’s society has evolved, and continues to do so, as do its…

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Webpages | 20-01-2014

New MoUs with EIA associations in Burundi and Rwanda

EIA associations can play an important role within EIA systems. The NCEA will continue to support EIA associations in Burundi and Rwanda, following the…

Evaluation 5 year capacity development Central Africa

Webpages | 21-08-2013

Evaluation 5 year capacity development Central Africa

After 5 year capacity development on strenthening EIA systems in Central Africa, it is time to evaluate. Has progress been made? What has changed and…

Scoping integrated in EIA legislation Burundi

Webpages | 17-07-2013

Scoping integrated in EIA legislation Burundi

Since January 2013, scoping has been integrated in EIA legislation in Burundi. Check the Terms of Reference on which scoping takes place.

Tour of the Central Africa Region

Webpages | 04-03-2013

Tour of the Central Africa Region

January – February, Central Africa region - for NCEA’s Central Africa programme, the year started with a monitoring and planning visit to…

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Webpages | 28-09-2012

Training on quality review EIA Burundi

Bujumbura, Burundi – 24-28 September 2012 – Following the training on scoping in April this year, the NCEA has recently facilitated a…