Law No 05/98 - Environmental Act
This law defines the basic concepts and principles of protection, preservation and conservation of the environment, promotion of the quality of life and the rational use of natural resources.
The law aims to promote, among others, environmental education, citizen participation in environmental management and the development of environmental quality standards for all production and service sectors.
It also requires projects that might cause significant environmental impacts undergo an environmental impact assessment process linked to project appraisal and environmental permitting.
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