Introduction

EIA has been legally established in Zambia with the Environmental Protection and Pollution Control Act (EPPCA) of 1990. The  EIA system is recently under development. The Environmental Management Act of 2011 repeals and replaces the EPPCA. Contrary to the EPPCA, this new Act provides a clear legal basis for SEA. EMA regulations that regulate the administration and enforcement of EIA and SEA are currently under development (in 2013). Until they are published, the EIA regulations of 1997 under the previous Act are still being enforced. These regulations provide for a high level of public involvement during several stages of the EIA process. The Zambian Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) is the central EIA authority in Zambia and also takes consent decisions on the environmental clearance of a project.


News

Zambia preparing SEA regulation

Webpages | 01-08-2018

Zambia preparing SEA regulation

The Zambian Government is currently preparing for the formulation of SEA regulation. Therefore, the Zambian environmental agency (ZEMA) together with…

ESIA and SEA developments in Zambia

Webpages | 10-01-2018

ESIA and SEA developments in Zambia

A week full of variety! During a second visit to Lusaka, the NCEA continued its work with Zambia’s ZEMA, comprising the update of the…

Strengthening Zambia’s ESIA and SEA system

Webpages | 27-06-2017

Strengthening Zambia’s ESIA and SEA system

Zambia wants to strengthen its ESIA and SEA system. But how to do this? WWF Zambia and the Zambia Environmental Management Agency both asked the help of…

SEA course in Stockholm

Webpages | 14-12-2016

SEA course in Stockholm

During an SEA course in Stockholm, the NCEA gave a presentation on its international activities and presented an SEA case. The case provided…

SEA green growth/economy workshop

Webpages | 30-01-2013

SEA green growth/economy workshop

Lusaka, Zambia 16-19 January. As member of the OECD DAC SEA task team, Rob Verheem contributed to the mid January SEA and Green Economy workshop in…