IT’S WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

Today, the 5th of June 2018, Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Environment Day. It is an environmental awareness day, run by the United Nations which is sometimes called Eco Day or Environment Day. The Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. It was first commemorated in 1974.

The aim of the Day is to raise awareness of the environment and specific environmental issues. It also urges people to become active supporters of sustainable and equitable living, to promote awareness and an understanding that communities play a central role in changing attitudes towards environmental issues.

WHAT IS THE THEME FOR 2018?

The Theme for 2018 is “Beat Plastic Pollution”. It is a call to action for all of us to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time. The theme invites us all to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife and our own health. While plastic has many valuable uses, we have become over reliant on single-use or disposable plastic – with severe environmental consequences.

This World Environment Day we are engaging partners from all corners of society and the world to join us in raising awareness and inspiring action to form the global and local movement needed to beat plastic pollution for good.

To beat plastic pollution, we need to entirely rethink our approach to designing, producing and using plastic products. This World Environment Day, our goal is to inspire the kind of solutions that lead to sustainable behaviour change upstream. We are building on the global momentum to beat plastic pollution and use World Environment Day as a turning point to inspire innovators, activists and leaders worldwide to do more than just clean up existing plastics, but also focus our action upstream. Our goal is to foster the dialogue that leads to new models for plastic production and consumption. Individuals, the private sector and policymakers all have critical roles to play.

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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:

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - WWF AFRICA YOUTH AWARD 2018

 

The WWF Africa Youth Award 2018 is here. Yet another opportunity to recognise African youth who have made significant contributions to society in advancing the conservation and sustainability agenda. Read more...

Call for Expression of Interest

Zimbabwe is party to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification; which seeks to reduce Desertification, Land degradation and Drought (DLDD) and its impacts on people living in drylands. It is a requirement under the Convention that member states submit progress reports every two years on the implementation of the Convention. Under the Land Degradation Neutrality Target Setting process, Zimbabwe prepared a baseline report against which the current report is based. call for proposals

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:

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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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