Updated to: 16 February 2015
From the outset, the Central Africa Republic Constitution (Act No. 04392 of 27 December 2004) places the environment in its preamble. Indeed, the constitution guarantees the rigorous and transparent management of the environment as unshakable condition for sustainable development. Within the constitutional framework of the environment, the latitude is given to local authorities and all citizens to protect the heritage of the nation. Law No. 07.018 of 28 December 2007 concerning the Environmental Code was promulgated regularly. It is this law that is currently the base of the principle of the environmental assessment. Enabling decrees, ministerial orders and guidelines are still awaited.
NGOs, consulting firms and national professional associations exist and participate in environmental impact studies. People or their representatives are part of the process of decision making on the implementation of projects, through consultations and public hearings.