376-i. Comments: legal framework for EIA

The NCEA issued an advisory review of new legal texts on EIA for Burundi.

Advisory reports and other documents

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Memorandum by the NCEA

Significant details

According to the agreement for cooperation between the NCEA and MEEATU (the Environmental Ministry of Burundi), the NCEA is expected to comment on legal texts concerning EIA. In the context of this agreement, the NCEA analysed various parts of Burundi's new legal framework for EIA.

In the resulting memorandum, the NCEA concluded that the new legal framework for EIA is a significant improvement compared to the previous framework. However, it also identified some shortcomings that affect the legal basis for EIA, and that need to be improved. For example, there was some discrepancy between the EIA Code and the EIA Decree. In addition, several recommendations were made on the purpose and scope of EIA, integration of EIA in sector procedures, and details of the EIA procedure.

Parties involved

Technical secretary: ms G.J. van Boven

Further details

Completed: 11 Aug 2011

Country/region/theme: Africa

Last modified: 29 Jul 2015