Environmental Conventions on Chemical and Hazardous Waste Management

International Environmental Conventionsalso known as multilateral agreements are an integral part of the international environmental governance system. Each convention covers specific issues such as climate change, biodiversity, desertification, land degradation and chemicals handling among others. The management of hazardous substances world over is regulated by various conventions such as the Basel, Bamako, Minamata,Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions.

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What are Multi-lateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs)?

A Multi-lateral Environmental Agreement or convention is a legally binding international treaty that may be endorsed by member states. Conventions are aimed at collectively addressing specific issues by a number of member states and Zimbabwe is a signatory to the following:

The CITES Convention

CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora also known as the Washington Convention) 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:

  • Encourage member states to be the best protectors of their wild flora and fauna;
  • Ensure that international trade in a variety of wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival of the species in the wild;
  • Protect certain species of wild flora and fauna from over exploitation through international trade; it protects more than 34, 000 species of animals and plants.

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Anti Corruption - Fraud Message

The Zimbabwe Code on Corporate Governance promotes good governance and high standards of integrity.  In line with this code, the Environmental Management Agency is committed to promoting sound corruption, bribery and fraud prevention mechanisms. Every employee of the Environmental Management Agency who knows or suspects any illegal, dubious or fraudulent activities occurring within the Agency should report them via WhatsApp, toll free or the website. Similarly, all stakeholders who are aware or suspects any illegal and dubious business activities involving Agency employees, suppliers and third parties are requested to report the issues on the mentioned platforms.  The Agency has a zero tolerance to corruption policy.

To report corruption anonymously please use the following channels:

Econet Toll free: 08080028

Tweeter: @EMAeep

WhatsApp: 0779 565 707

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About EMA

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.

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Vision, Mission & Values

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    A clean, safe and healthy environment supporting an empowered society, a sustainable and growing economy by 2030.
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    To regulate, monitor and promote sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment with stakeholder participation.
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    •¬†Transparency¬†• Professionalism¬†• Timeous response • Stakeholder Participation • Unhu / Ubuntu •Team work •
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