Proposed Forestry Listed Activities Amendments to the Environmental Management Act and associated Regulations
Proponent: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Status: Submitted to Government for Record of Decision
The GIZ Bush Control and Biomass Utilisation (BCBU) Project has been engaged to take part in participating in the review process of EMA and EIA Regulations as a key stakeholder of the bush based biomass sector. The BCBU Project is a technical cooperation jointly implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) and the GIZ. The Project aims to support Government and private stakeholders to address the bush encroachment problem as one of the challenges of farming community in Namibia. Its primary objective is to develop and improve strategies for bush control in order to upscale de-bushing in the country.
ECC’s Role in the project
Environmental Compliance Consultancy (ECC) was commissioned by GIZ to co-ordinate a review of the categories of projects requiring Environmental Clearance as stipulated in the booklet “Forestry and Environmental Authorisation Process for Bush Harvesting Projects, 2017”. As part of the review, the project seeks to obtain expert opinion on the subject matter through stakeholder engagement.