Environmental Conventions

What is a Convention or Multi-lateral Agreement?

A convention is a legally binding international treaty that may be ratified/ endorsed by member states. Conventions are aimed at collectively addressing specific issues by a number of member states.

The following Environmental Conventions have been signed and ratified by the Government of Zimbabwe?

The CITES Convention

CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora also known as the Washington Convention) is a multilateral treaty that was drafted as a result of a resolution adopted in 1963 at a meeting of the international Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The convention was opened for signature in 1973 but came into force on 1 July, 1975. Recognising that wild flora and fauna in their many beautiful and varied forms are an irreplaceable part of natural systems of the earth which must be protected for this and the generations to come, its aim was to:

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EMA and local authorities

The Environmental Management Agency is a government department whose mandate is to “provide for the sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment; the prevention of pollution and environmental degradation; the preparation of a National Environmental Plan and other plans for the management and protection of the environment.” The Agency therefore needs to work closely with stakeholders in fulfilling its mandate; local authorities are one of these stakeholders. With a view of ensuring that we live in a “clean environment that is not harmful to health” as enshrined in the Environmental Management Act (Chapter 20:27), the Agency engages local authorities through training them in Local Environmental Action Plans (LEAPS).

What is a LEAP?

LEAP is an abbreviation for Local Environmental Action Plan. These are action plans that local authorities develop for the management of the environment within areas under their jurisdiction. Local authorities are mandated as stated in section 95 of the Environmental Management Act (CAP 20:27) to develop these plans.

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Call for Expression of Interest

The Environmental Management Agency is in the process of upgrading its Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system to ensure the effective and efficient fulfilment of its mandate in line with its four key result areas namely Environmental Management, Environmental Information Management, Environmental Protection and Organisational Development and Support. To execute this task, the Agency is inviting individuals or institutions who have vast experience in M&E and/or DHIS to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) to provide consultancy services. call for proposals

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