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.
Webpages | 31-08-2023
While new mines are being explored in West Africa, exploitation of other mines is coming to an end. This comes with many challenges and opportunities.…
Webpages | 22-05-2023
A lot of potential and energy! That is our main takeaway from the ESYMAP workshop, held from 15 – 17 May 2023 in Guinée-Bissau.
Webpages | 19-12-2022
An NCEA working group of experts visited Guinea recently, to assess the quality of the resettlement action plans of the Koukoutamba Hydropower Dam, its…
Webpages | 29-08-2022
Good news from Guinea: the new Environmental Assessment procedure is published. It covers SEA, ESIA, Audit and Inspections.
Webpages | 02-08-2022
Our Annual Report 2021 is now online! Scroll down the project highlights and facts & figures from the past year.
Webpages | 27-04-2022
The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD) in Guinea is embarking on a series of larger projects and reform processes related to…
Webpages | 24-04-2022
How to ensure a sustainable development and management of natural resources in the biodiversity-rich landscape of Bafing Falémé?
Webpages | 17-01-2022
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…
Webpages | 18-02-2021
Late 2020 the NCEA guided the Interministerial Commission on the Moyen Bafing landscape (CICMB), on how to best manage the sustainable development of…
Webpages | 02-12-2020
The river Senegal crosses 4 countries and is an important source for irrigation, food-sypply, electricity etc. Understandably, its sustainable…
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…
Webpages | 14-10-2019
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…
Webpages | 25-09-2019
SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessment) is not yet legislated in Guinea. However, there is a growing interest to start with SEA practice, specifically…
Webpages | 27-08-2019
The NCEA organises on Sept. 11, a joint session on harmonisation of environmental assessment systems in West Africa
Webpages | 07-01-2019
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…
Webpages | 12-04-2018
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…