List Of Environmental Laws In Uganda

List Of Environmental Laws In Uganda

Environmental law is a collective term encompassing aspects of the law that provide protection to the environment. A related but distinct set of regulatory regimes, now strongly influenced by environmental legal principles, focus on the management of specific natural resources, such as forests, minerals, or fisheries.

Below are the List Of Environmental Laws In Uganda

Environmental Laws

National Environment Act, No. 5 of 2019

The Uganda Wildlife Act, 2019

Mining_Act, 2003

Water_act Cap. 152

The National Forestry and Tree Planting Act, 8/2003

National Environment (Audit) Regulation

National Environment (Management of Ozone Depleting Substances & Products) Regulations S.I. No. 48 of 2020

National Environment (Waste Management) Regulations S.I. No. 49 of 2020, 153-2

Petroleum (Waste Management) Regulations S.I. No. 3 of 2019

National Environment (Mountanous and Hilly Areas_Management) Regulations 152-6

Minimum Standards for Management of Soil

National Environment (Noise Standards and Control) Regulations

National Environment (Wetlands, riverbanks and lake Shores Management) Regulations 153-5

National Environment (Standards for Discharge of Effluent into Water or Land) Regulations 2020

National Environment (Oil Spill Prevention, Preparedness and Response) Regulations, 2020

National Environment (Environmental and Social Assessment) Regulations S.I. No. 143 of 2020

Guidelines for the Management of Landfills in Uganda December 2020

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Guidelines 2020


Audit Regulations

Effluent Discharge Regulations

National Environment(Environmetal Impact Assessment) Regulations 153-1 3806




What are the environmental laws in Uganda?

The National Environment Act, 1995

The National Environment Act 1995 is the framework law on environment in Uganda. It provides for sustainable management of the environment and established the principal government agency mandated to manage the environment, the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).

What are environmental issues in Uganda?

Major environmental problems in Uganda include overgrazing, deforestation, and primitive agricultural methods, all of which lead to soil erosion. Attempts at controlling the propagation of tsetse flies have involved the use of hazardous chemicals.

What are the important of environmental law?

Importance of environmental law

Environmental law and legislation are central in protecting us humans as well as the different plants and animals in the greater ecosystem that we exist in. Environmental law ensures that individuals, governments and cooperates do not cause harm to the environment or its ecosystems.

What are the causes of environmental degradation in Uganda?

Causes of Environmental Degradation

  • Land Disturbance. A more basic cause of environmental degradation is land damage.
  • Pollution. Pollution, in whatever form, whether it is air, water, land or noise is harmful to the environment.
  • Overpopulation.
  • Landfills.
  • Deforestation.
  • Natural Causes.

What causes water pollution in Uganda?

The contamination could be due to poor waste management and badly-designed pit latrines. In addition to the contaminated spring water used for domestic purposes, the drinking water quality in Uganda may be in trouble due to the presence of nitrates.