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2012 > 20 Key Indicators 2012 > Strategic Environmental Assessment

The law on basic principles related to the protection of the environment approved in July 2011 included legal requirements to carry out environmental impact studies before any development project, but there is no implementing text related to this provision. The framework for planning and decision-making on development priorities also does not set out a process for strategic environmental assessment. An impact study is underway in the case of oil exploitation in the Lake Albert area, including part of the Virunga National Park of Virunga, but it seemed to have been slowed down by political factors.

To date there has been no progress on the development of an inter-sectorial territorial management plan at the micro level, nor at the macro level. This is a requirement for the REDD+ process, and the Climate Working Group (a civil society group) that monitors it is has called for such micro-zoning, but there is a lack of resources to support it.

Title Law no. 11/009 of 09 July 2011 on basic principles related to the protection of the environment
Organisation Ministry of the Environment, Conservation of Nature and Tourism
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