Government approves legal regime for social and strategic environmental assessment

City of Praia, 31 Aug (Inforpress) – The Government approved the legal regime for the social and strategic environmental assessment of plans and programs that defines as a basis the implementation of policies to protect the environment and natural resources in Cabo Verde.

Decree-law 23/2023 published in the Official Bulletin establishes as a principle the promotion of sustainable development and the preservation of the country’s environmental heritage, as well as public health and social well-being, especially, he specified, with regard to projects and work that impacts the environment and the quality of life of citizens.

In the environmental impact assessment regime, approved by decree-law 27, on March 19, 2020, preventive and corrective measures were adopted to minimize the negative impacts on the activity.

However, he said, there was no inclusion of strategic plans and programs for medium and long-term projection of development that would provide a framework for projects for the physical materialization that implement public and private investments within the framework of the projected development.

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