Introduction

Updated to: 27 August 2013

Legal provisions for EIA exist in Yemen since 1995, when the Environmental Protection Law was issued. EIA remained voluntary until 2005 though, when the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) got a legal mandate for some EIA-related procedures. Since 2006, the EPA has been preparing a new Environmental Protection Law and also EIA guidelines are under development.

Kolhoff et al., 2013. An analysis framework for characterizing and explaining development of EIA legislation in developing countries - Illustrated for Georgia, Ghana and Yemen. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 38 (2013) 1-15.