In June 2000, Burundi enacted its current Environment Code, with Chapter III focusing on the environmental impact assessment process.
Ten years on, Decree No. 100/22 of October 7, 2010 on the enforcement of the Environmental Code in connection with the procedure for environmental impact assessment was enacted. This Decree regulates the EIA procedure in more detail. However, the step of scoping was not yet regulated in the Decree. This was remedied by means of a Ministerial Order in 2013.
In 2019, a draft revised Environment Code has been sent to parliament and is awaiting signature by the President. In the new Code, the EIA procedure will be revised and Strategic Environmental Assessment is expected to be introduced in the country.
Loi n° 1/010 du 30/06/2000 portant Code de l’Environnement de la République du Burundi.
Décret n° 100/22 du 7/10/2010 portant mesures d’application du Code de l’Environnement en rapport avec la procédure d’Etude d’Impact Environnemental.
Décision Ministérielle n° 770/083 portant sur le cadrage dans la procédure d'Etude d'Impact Environnemental au Burundi
Webpages | 10-02-2020
SEA introduction in Burundi
Bujumbura, 3-7 February. The NCEA and the environment agency OBPE in Burundi started collaborating on ESIA ten years ago. Due to circumstances,…
Webpages | 18-10-2018
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…