Welcome to EMA
Environmental Management Agency
The Environmental Management Agency is a statutory body responsible for ensuring the sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment, the prevention of pollution and environmental degradation, the preparation of Environmental Plans for the management and protection of the environment. It was established under the Environmental Management Act [Chapter 20:27] and operationalised on the 17th of March 2003 through SI 103 of 2003.
To be a lead Agency in sustainable and integrated environmental management in Africa.
To promote sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment with stakeholder participation
4.) Stakeholder Participation
4.) Unhu / Ubuntu
Fires have become one of the largest threats to our ecosystems. The fire season begins from 31 may to 31 october every year.
Let us be responsible in putting out fires, establishing active fire fighting committees and reporting all incidences to the nearest EMA , Foresrty Commision and ZRP offices.
Last year 16 lives and 1 320 325 ha of land were lost, due to veld fires, let's strive to eradicate this vice as it not only a threat to our ecosystems but to our livelihoods and our existance.
EMA's environmental quality management section has a mandate to enforce waste management regulations, implementing and monitoring waste management programs. The agency promotes the participation of community based organisations in solid waste management.
.One of the Agency's conservation community based natural resources management project is at Mapembe Hills in Manicaland province promoted to curb land degradation, desertification and biodiversity loss.
About Environmental Impact Assessments?
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a process used to define, quantify and evaluate the potential and known impacts of human activities on ecosystems and to define the mitigation measures that will be implemented to reduce negative impacts while enhancing the positive. It is a decision-making tool used to determine whether a project should proceed and in what manner it should proceed.