CURRENT EVENTS/ NEWS
Gladys Wangari, an undergraduate student pursuing Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science in the Department of Biological Sciences (School of Natural Sciences-MMUST) on Industrial Attachment at the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA-Murang’a County) under the mentorship of the Environmental Expert Danielle Mututho and Dr. Dennis M.W. Ochieno (MMUST), in June 2021.
“During my attachment in NEMA-Murang’a, I successfully learnt the processes of receiving and reviewing Environmental Impact Assessment Reports from firms. I also got to learn the generation of licenses and the requirements for acquisition of Summary Project Report (SPR) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) licenses” she said.
- The Authority has with effect from June, 2021 discontinued licensing for transporters of Scrap Iron Sheet. NEMA recommends that such (scrap iron sheet) be recycled into products that meet the standard set out by the Kenya Bureau of Standards.
- With effect from June 4th, 2021, the Authority will only license transporters of Used Oil/Sludge who have licensed Used oil/sludge Treatment/ Disposal/recycling facilities. Third Party transporters will therefore not be eligible for licensing. This measure is aimed at curbing suspected cases of illegal used oil trafficking in the country.
World Desertification Day 2021. MORE
THE PROPOSED EXTENSION OF BASE TITANIUM TO SOUTH AND NORTHTHE PROPOSED EXTENSION OF BASE TITANIUM TO SOUTH AND NORTHDUNES IN NGULUKU, MWAWECHE, MWALOYA AND MWANDIMU, MSAMBWENISUB-COUNTY, KWALE COUNTY ON 24TH JUNE, 2021
Validation workshop for the strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) for the proposed nuclear power programme will be held in the month of May and June 2021
Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NuPEA) intends to undertake National and Regional Validation workshops as in the attached programme;
Launch of Hon. John Njoroge Michuki Memorial Park - Friday 14th August 2020
Greetings from Kenya Climate Innovation Center,
Kenya’s forestry sector is unable to meet the country’s increasing demand for wood and timber products. One key reason is limited awareness, adoption and scaling-up of innovative approaches and technologies across the entire commercial forestry value chain.
In light of this situation, Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) and Gatsby Africa’s Kenya Commercial Forestry Programme (KCFP), are partnering to launch a joint call for applications in the commercial forestry sector in order to catalyse competitive, inclusive and resilient growth across the forest product value chain. The programme will identify and support the commercialisation of innovative products and services through provision of technical assistance, access to finance and market linkages.
Visit www.kenyacic.org for more information on the Call and the application guidelines.
Deadline for application is 17th July 2020
This year, the global commemorations will be held in Colombia who will host the celebrations in partnership with Germany. The theme this year will focus on biodiversity. In Kenya, the National steering Committee has domesticated the theme as “Biodiversity for Sustainable Livelihoods” with the slogan, “protect, restore and conserve” as a rallying call for the country to join the global community in WED celebrations and also the decade for Ecosystem Restoration (2021 – 2030).
In Kenya, Turkana County has been selected to host the National WED event. The selection was informed by the theme this year and the need to create awareness on unique and diverse Biodiversity hosted by different counties in the country. Hosting the WED in Turkana County will therefore present an opportunity for the County to show the world the unique topography and the diverse biodiversity in the County as well as the need to restore and conserve these unique ecosystems.
The Desertification and Drought Day (DDD) formally known as World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) has been observed annually every 17th day of June since 1995 to promote public awareness relating to International Cooperation to Combat Desertification, Land Degradation and reduce the effects of drought (DLDD).
It is a unique occasion that reminds everybody that DLDD can be effectively tackled, and that key tools to this challenge lay in strengthening community participation and co-operation at all levels.
This year’s national commemoration will be held on 17th June, 2020 at Kargi, Marsabit County and will focus changing public attitudes to the leading driver of desertification and land degradation: humanity’s relentless production and consumption” and runs under the slogan “Food. Feed. Fibre.” and is connected to seeking to educate individuals on how to reduce their personal impact.
EIA LICENSING FOR LOW-RISK PROJECTS MADE SIMPLE AND FASTER
On 30th April 2019 the Environmental (Impact Assessment and Audit) Regulations, 2003 were amended through Legal Notice 31 & 32, to introduce a simplified Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), the Summary Project Report (SPR) for low risk projects.
Accordingly, this process was rolled out and continues to be applicable in 2020 to enable Ease of Doing Business in the Country.
The Authority has reduced the time taken to review and issue its Record of Decision on Summary Project Reports from 30 days to five (5) days.
A register of the SPRs processed within Nairobi County is available DOWNLOAD (As at February 2020)
In an effort to improve efficiency and accountability in license / permit application and processing, NEMA has automated some of its business processes.
Our clients will now be required to submit all their applications online by accessing the NEMA licensing system either through the E-citizen portal (https://accounts.ecitizen.go.ke) or by following the NEMA licensing portal link on NEMA website.
On successful submission of their online applications, the clients will receive an email prompting for payment through various payment platforms such as M-pesa, Debit/Credit cards, Airtel Money, T-cash, Equity Cash, Pesa Link, KCB Cash among others. Once this payment has been made, the client will not need to visit our offices to verify payment as a copy of the receipt will be shared on email and the confirmation received within NEMA.
The license/ permit will then be processed and the client will be communicated once it is ready for collection.
2. World Wetlands Day 2020 to be held on 2nd February 2020 under the theme, "Wetlands and Biodiversity". The event will be held in Enapuiyapui Wetland in Kiptunga Forest, Eastern Mau, Nakuru County.
Launch of NEMA Strategic Plan 2019 - 2024 at Boma Hotel on 26th September 2019
The Clean-Up the World Day is a global environmental event that is commemorated every third weekend of September.
DATE: 21st September 2019
VENUE: Ruai Market, Kasarani Sub-County, Nairobi County.
WHO: Environment and Forestry CS Keriako Tobiko
Nairobi Governor, Hon. Mike Sonko
NEMA Chairman, Mr. John Konchellah
Ag. NEMA Director General, Mamo B. Mamo
NEMA has organized for a stakeholder workshop to give their views on the draft Strategic Plan at RadisonBlu on 14th June 2019. DOWNLOAD the strategic plan.
The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) 2019 will be celebrated on 17th June in accordance to the global calendar of environment events. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Let’s grow the future together” The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has begun national stakeholder meetings in preparation for the event. #2019WDCDKe
NEMA will hold World Environment Day 2019 on 5th Day in line with the global environment calendar. The theme for this year's event "Air Pollution". ReadMore
National Validation Workshop and Public Comments on the Draft Environmental Management and Coordination (Toxic and Hazardous Industrial Chemicals and Materials Management) Regulations 2018.
The meeting will be held on 6th February 2019 at Boma Hotel, Nairobi READMORE
EVENT: Kenya to Celebrate World Wetlands Day on Saturday February 2nd 2019 in Laikipia County. NEMA spearheading preparations. READ MORE
>PRESS RELEASE: Demolition of structures in Riparian Reserves. Download
> PUBLIC NOTICE: Ban on Sand Harvesting. Download
> PUBLIC NOTICE: Closure of Kiamaiko Slaughterhouses Download
> PUBLIC NOTICE: Illegal Structures on Riparian Reserves in Nairobi Download
>EVENT: World Environment Day 2018 HERE
>EVENT: World Day to Combat Desertification and drought (WDCD) 2018 HERE
NEMA is notifying the public and persons living near rivers and streams that due to heavy rains pounding the country, most major rivers are loaded with large volumes of silt and debris. See the Notice HERE
INVITATION TO MEMBERS OF PUBLIC FOR STAKEHOLDERS FORUM ON THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL (STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT, INTEGRATED IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND AUDIT) REGULATIONS, 2018. SEE THE FULL NOTICE HERE
> PUBLIC NOTICE
CHANGE OF EFFLUENT DISCHARGE LICENSING PERIOD
Take note that all effluent discharge licenses issued by the Authority will from the year 2019, be valid ONLY for the calendar year of issue. Therefore, all 2019 effluent discharge licences will take effect from the 1ST JANUARY 2019. This note is issued in pursuant 17 (1) of Legal Notice 120 of 2006.
You are advised to comply accordingly.