Introduction

In general, the principle of taking into account the environment in public policy is enshrined in the constitution of Cameroon of 1996 marking the country's commitment at the highest level to sustainable development. Indeed, the constitution proclaims in its preamble, the right of all citizens to a healthy environment. As per this constitution, the protection of the environment is a duty of all and the State should ensure its defense and promotion. Taking into account the environment in development activities results in a relatively complex legal and institutional framework. Namely : (1) adherence to international conventions (2) the enactment of the framework Law No. 96/12 of 1996 on environmental management (3) the enactment of a number of sectoral laws requiring to take into account the environment (4) the signature of several normative texts including the decree laying down the procedures for implementation of the environmental and social impact of February 2013.


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Seminar ESIA for infrastucture, Central Africa

Webpages | 20-11-2018

Seminar ESIA for infrastucture, Central Africa

Congo-Brazzaville, 13-16 Nov. 2018 - Participants from Congo, Cameroon, DRC and CAR discussed enthusiastically possibilities, cases and lessons learnt…

Independent review impact assessments in Central Africa

Webpages | 12-06-2018

Independent review impact assessments in Central Africa

Cameroon, 24-28 April. In collaboration with its partner SEEAC, the NCEA will support COMIFAC - the union of ministers for the forestry and / or…

First annual meeting of EIA associations in Central Africa

Webpages | 27-11-2014

First annual meeting of EIA associations in Central Africa

It’s been a year! Since the closure of a capacity building programme with the NCEA, national EIA associations in Central Africa and…

Learning-by-doing: EIA review in Cameroon and Uganda

Webpages | 25-09-2014

Learning-by-doing: EIA review in Cameroon and Uganda

Following up on a previous workshop in Uganda, Cameroonian and Ugandan EIA experts re-examined in a two day workshop eight EIA reports for oil/gas and…

How effective is EIA in Cameroon and Uganda?

Webpages | 16-07-2014

How effective is EIA in Cameroon and Uganda?

The Environmental Impact Assessment Enhancement project in Uganda and Cameroon started this month with a consultative workshop.

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Webpages | 17-02-2014

New MoU with Central African Regional EIA association

The NCEA and the Secretariat for Environmental Evaluation in Central Africa (SEEAC) signed a MoU for support and cooperation for the period 2014-2018.

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…