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Angola: Environmental Protected Areas Regulations, 6 February 2024

Law 8/20, of 16 April 2020, – the “Environmental Protected Areas Regulations” – created a National Network of Protected Areas (Rede de Áreas de Conservação Ambiental). The Regulations of Law 8/20 have now been enacted by way of Presidential Decree 50/24, of 2 February 202..

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South African Climate Change Bill 2023

On October 24, 2023, a significant milestone was achieved in South Africa's environmental policy when the National Assembly approved the Climate Change Bill. The version adopted will now be presented to the National Council of Provinces for further review and for signing ..

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Baker McKenzie

South Africa: Electric Vehicles White Paper

The South African Department of Trade, Industry and Competition recently published a White Paper on the manufacture, sale and use of Electric Vehicles in South Africa. The move is a decisive step on the path to the transformation of the country’s automotive industry.

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Herbert Smith Freehills

The Department of Water and Sanitation calls upon the public to comment on the Draft National Water Amendment Bill (B – 2023)

On 17 November 2023 the Department of Water and Sanitation published the long overdue suite of proposed amendments to the National Water Act, 1998 (the Act). If the draft National Water Amendment Bill (B – 2023) (the Bill) is adopted..

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Clyde & Co.

The Amendments to the Tanzania Carbon Trading Regulations, 2023

In 2022, the Government of Tanzania made a formal step towards the inclusion and promotion of carbon trading in Tanzania by issuing the Environmental Management (Control and Management of Carbon Trading Mechanisms) Regulations, Government Notice Number (G.N No.) 636 of 20..

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Muvingi Mugadza

Investment Opportunities in Carbon Credits Trading in Zimbabwe

At the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in New York, in May 1992, the countries present committed to reduce atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gasses with the goal of preventing human activities interference with the earth’s climat..

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Anjarwalla & Khanna

Commentary of the Climate Change (Amendment) Act, 2023

While the Amendment Act represents a significant stride in Kenya’s efforts to mitigate climate change impacts and develop a robust carbon market, there are certain gaps and shortcomings within the Amendment Act that may require further refinement or clarification.

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Development of Carbon Project and Trading Legal Framework: Enactment of the Climate Change (Amendment) Act, 2023

The Climate Change (Amendment) Act, 2023 (the Act) was enacted on 1 September 2023 and came into force on 15 September 2023. It is worth mentioning that both Houses of Parliament passed the Act with minimal amendments and the enacted law ..

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The Climate Change Amendment Bill is now law

On 1 September 2023, President William Ruto assented to the Climate Change (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill number 42 of 2023), which amends the Climate Change Act, Number 11 of 2016.

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