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Bowmans

Tanzania: Key highlights of the Carbon Trading Regulations

On 28 October 2022, the Minister of State, Vice President’s Office, Union and Environment published the Environmental Management (Control and Management of Carbon Trading) Regulations, 2022 under Government Notice No. 636 of 2022 signalling Tanzania’s formal participation..

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MMAN Advocates

Electric Mobility in Kenya: an overview of regulatory and legal considerations

Electric Mobility means the use of electric power sources to power transport infrastructure. Global calls for action to address the adverse effects of climate change and increased awareness of sustainability issues have contributed significantly to the development and ado..

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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

The Climate Change Act 2021: key points for consideration

In order to protect the Nigerian environment and ecosystem from the ravages associated with climate change and to achieve the reduction of greenhouse gas  emissions in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria signed the country’s  climate change bill into ..

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Pavestones

Carbon Credits in Nigeria: Road to Implementation

On November 8, 2022, the new Africa Carbon Markets Initiative (ACMI) was inaugurated at the United Nations Climate Change global conference held in Sharm, Egypt, with an objective to scale the production of carbon credit across the continent.

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ENSafrica

The scandal of food wastage: prepare for regulatory pressure

Worldwide, significant quantities of food are wasted at all points of the supply chain and across all commodities. At the retail level, large quantities of food are wasted due to quality standards that overemphasise appearance.

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CMS

New deadline looms for non-residential property owners

Come 7 December 2022, a substantial proportion of South Africa’s non-residential buildings will be required to submit and display an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The requirement, which was gazetted in December 2020, is aimed at making buildings in South Africa mo..

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Bowmans

Kenya: Sustainable Practices Towards a Circular Economy: Introduction of the Sustainable Waste Management Act, 2022

Climate change and the degradation of natural resources continues to elicit great interest and debate globally.

Kenya has demonstrated its commitment to the promotion of sustainable waste management and circular economy practices for green growth with the recent en..

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N. Dowuona & Company

The Impact of COP26 on Ghana's Energy Industry

The most immediate impact of Ghana’s COP26 commitments may be felt in the energy industry. Meeting Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of reducing gas emissions by at least 15% by 2030 would require a greater shift to renewable energy sources, which may ..

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Webber Wentzel

The NEMLA Act - the long-awaited shift in South Africa's environmental legislative landscape is finally here

​​The final signing into law of the NEMLA Act has introduced a major shift in South Africa’s environmental legislation from 24 June 2022 and will deter non-compliance with environmental laws.

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