The environmental sector in Zambia had up until 1990 no umbrella legislation or organisation to co-ordinate its programs. In 1990, the Environmental Protection and Pollution Control Act No. 12 (EPPCA) was enacted and in 1992 the Environmental Council of Zambia (ECZ) formed with the mandate to protect the environment and prevent pollution. EPPCA created the legal basis for EIA.
In 2011, EPPCA was repealed and replaced by the Environmental Management Act (EMA). The new law created, in addition to EIA, the legal basis for SEA. It also renamed ECZ into the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA). ZEMA is currently the central authority to regulate and enforce EIA and SEA. ZEMA also takes decisions on the environmental clearance of projects.
Webpages | 12-12-2022
The NCEA regularly contributes to publications related to ESIA and SEA. For example some recent publications are...
Webpages | 01-03-2021
Publication on EA and landscape management also in French and Spanish
Our recent publication with ten cases on ESIA and SEA in landscape management is now also available in French and Spanish. Shared Resources,…
Webpages | 26-11-2020
Publication: 10 cases of the SRJS programme!
In a new publication, the NCEA together with SRJS presents an overview of ten cases on ESIA and SEA in landscape management, from ten countries across…
Webpages | 14-01-2020
Recommendations scoping ESIA Water Supply Project - Zambia
Although substantial efforts have been made to develop the scoping report, it still falls short in outlining a clear process to guide the ESIA and…
Webpages | 25-07-2019
SEA for the energy sector - Zambia
Energy is a key sector in Zambia's development and the National Energy Policy from 2008 is currently under revision. An SEA...
Webpages | 01-08-2018
Zambia preparing SEA regulation
The Zambian Government is currently preparing for the formulation of SEA regulation. Therefore, the Zambian environmental agency (ZEMA) together with…
Webpages | 10-01-2018
ESIA and SEA developments in Zambia
A week full of variety! During a second visit to Lusaka, the NCEA continued its work with Zambia’s ZEMA, comprising the update of the…
Webpages | 27-06-2017
Strengthening Zambia’s ESIA and SEA system
Zambia wants to strengthen its ESIA and SEA system. But how to do this? WWF Zambia and the Zambia Environmental Management Agency both asked the help of…
Webpages | 14-12-2016
SEA course in Stockholm
During an SEA course in Stockholm, the NCEA gave a presentation on its international activities and presented an SEA case. The case provided…
Webpages | 30-01-2013
SEA green growth/economy workshop
Lusaka, Zambia 16-19 January. As member of the OECD DAC SEA task team, Rob Verheem contributed to the mid January SEA and Green Economy workshop in…