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Environmental Framework Act (No. 97 of 2020)

07/05/2020 Rights: Information Participation Justice Topics: Environmental assessment Indigenous peoples Suriname
The Environmental Framework Act contains rules for sustainable environmental management in Suriname. It aims to develop a national environmental strategy and planning for sustainable development under a coordinated approach.

Politique nationale de lutte contre les changements climatiques

08/07/2019 Rights: Information Participation Topics: Climate Change Environmental education Haiti
The National Policy to Combat Climate Change seeks to provide strategic guidance and vision in Haiti's response to climate change. It includes participation and transparency as guiding principles and puts in place several access to information and public engagement measures to strengthen its impact.

Environmental Protection and Management Act (No. 10 of 2019)

06/06/2019 Rights: Information Participation Justice Topics: Biodiversity Environmental education Gender Indigenous peoples Pollutant Release Register Antigua and Barbuda

This act seeks to ensure that decisions pertaining to the environment are made in an integrated manner, in collaboration with appropriate authorities, non-governmental organizations and other persons, provides for preventive and remedial measures for the control and mitigation of all forms of...

Green State Development Strategy: Vision 2040

01/05/2019 Rights: Information Participation Justice Topics: Biodiversity Climate Change Certification Environmental education Energy Gender Mining Indigenous peoples Guyana

The Green State Development Strategy: Vision 2040 is Guyana’s twenty-year, national development policy that reflects the guiding vision and principles of the ‘green agenda’: “An inclusive and prosperous Guyana that provides a good quality of life for all its citizens based on sound education and...

Climate Resilience Act (No. 16 of 2018)

19/12/2018 Rights: Information Participation Topics: Climate Change Gender Indigenous peoples Dominica
This Act provides for the establishment of the Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica (CREAD) in order to rebuild Dominica as the first climate resilient nation.

Loi sur l'assistance légale (Loi No. 6-2018)

26/10/2018 Rights: Justice Topics: Gender Haiti
The law establishes a public administrative body (National Legal Aid Council) to provide economically and financially disadvantaged persons with free legal aid in Haiti. Such aid is applicable to all areas of law.

Freedom of Information Act (No. 6 of 2018)

23/05/2018 Rights: Information Participation Justice Saint Kitts & Nevis

The Freedom of Information Act makes provisions for the disclosure of information held by public bodies or by persons providing services for them for connected purposes in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

National Climate Change Policy for Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique (2017-2021)

01/11/2017 Rights: Information Participation Topics: Climate Change Gender Grenada
The policy aims to achieve an empowered Grenadian population capable of managing the risks from climate change with emphasis on pursuing a low carbon development pathway and building resilience at the individual, community and national levels.

Freedom of Information Act (No. 1 of 2017)

31/03/2017 Rights: Information Justice Bahamas

The Freedom of Information Act aims to reinforce and give further effect to certain fundamental principles underlying the system of constitutional democracy such as governmental accountability, transparency and public participation in national decision-making, by granting the public a general...

Disaster Risk Management Act (No. 1 of 2015)

19/02/2015 Rights: Information Participation Topics: Environmental education Jamaica

The Act makes provisions for the management and mitigation of disaster, the reduction of risks associated with disaster and for connected matters in Jamaica.