Introduction

Guinea’s Environmental Code of 1987 first introduced ESIA in the country. The procedure was then elaborated in a decree issued in 1989, and in 2013 a General Guide for the Realisation of ESIAs was adopted by ministerial decision.

In 2019, this was followed by a long-awaited revision of the Environmental Code. This Code introduced SEA into the legal framework, although it did not provide any procedural information for that instrument.

Early 2022, a semi-autonomous Agency for Environmental Assessment (AGEE) was created. In July 2022, the environment ministry published a new procedure for environmental assessment, which provides an update on ESIA and adds SEA requirements. Guinea distinguishes between Detailed ESIA for high-impact projects (category A) and Simplified ESIA for projects with less impact (category B). The AGEE manages the procedure with a Comité Technique d’Analyse Environnementale (CTAE) – an ad hoc committee with representatives of ministries and NGOs.

Code-de-lEnvironnement-du-04-juillet-2019-1.pdf (medd-guinee.org) 

Arrêté A/2022/1646/MEDD/CAB/SGG portant procédure administrative d'évaluations environnementales


News

New procedure ESIA & SEA - Guinea

Webpages | 29-08-2022

New procedure ESIA & SEA - Guinea

Good news from Guinea: the new Environmental Assessment procedure is published. It covers SEA, ESIA, Audit and Inspections. 

Annual report 2021 online!

Webpages | 02-08-2022

Annual report 2021 online!

Our Annual Report 2021 is now online! Scroll down the project highlights and facts & figures from the past year.

Signing MoU with Ministry of Environment & Sustainable Development - Guinea

Webpages | 27-04-2022

Signing MoU with Ministry of Environment & Sustainable Development - Guinea

The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD) in Guinea is embarking on a series of larger projects and reform processes related to…

SEA workshop to kick off sustainable development plan in Guinea

Webpages | 24-04-2022

SEA workshop to kick off sustainable development plan in Guinea

How to ensure a sustainable development and management of natural resources in the biodiversity-rich landscape of Bafing Falémé?

ESIA / SEA developments in Guinea

Webpages | 17-01-2022

ESIA / SEA developments in Guinea

After the many changes at government since the coup d’état in September 2021, the NCEA visited Guinea to discuss possible cooperation with the newly…

The NCEA coaches new SEA process in Guinea

Webpages | 18-02-2021

The NCEA coaches new SEA process in Guinea

Late 2020 the NCEA guided the Interministerial Commission on the Moyen Bafing landscape (CICMB), on how to best manage the sustainable development of…

Training for the staff of the Senegal-river organisations (OMVS)

Webpages | 02-12-2020

Training for the staff of the Senegal-river organisations (OMVS)

The river Senegal crosses 4 countries and is an important source for irrigation, food-sypply, electricity etc. Understandably, its sustainable…

Webinar: Cases from Mali, Senegal and Guinea on environmental assessment for sustainable development

Webpages | 03-06-2020

Webinar: Cases from Mali, Senegal and Guinea on environmental assessment for sustainable development

On June 3rd, the NCEA hosted the webinar "Environmental Assessment an opportunity for sustainable development in West Africa?" together with SIFEE and…

Strengths and weaknesses - Guinea ESIA system

Webpages | 14-10-2019

Strengths and weaknesses - Guinea ESIA system

What are the strengths and weaknesses of Guinea's ESIA system? What to improve? As a first step the NCEA in cooperation with BGEEE, the EA agency in…

SEA implementation in Guinea

Webpages | 25-09-2019

SEA implementation in Guinea

SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessment) is not yet legislated in Guinea. However, there is a growing interest to start with SEA practice, specifically…

Harmonisation Environmental Assessment systems in West Africa

Webpages | 27-08-2019

Harmonisation Environmental Assessment systems in West Africa

The NCEA organises on Sept. 11, a joint session on harmonisation of environmental assessment systems in West Africa

Fomi-dam Guinea: transboundary effects

Webpages | 07-01-2019

Fomi-dam Guinea: transboundary effects

Since several years, Guinea plans to develop a large multi-purpose dam in the upper Niger river, the Fomi Dam. Irrigation, electricity and fisheries are…

ESIA for Fomi-dam in Guinea

Webpages | 12-04-2018

ESIA for Fomi-dam in Guinea

The Ministry for Environment of Guinea has asked the NCEA’s independent advice on the ESIA for the Fomi Dam in the Niger river. The Fomi Dam…