Cape Verde Order No. 86/IV/93
Summary: Order No. 86/IV/93 of June 26, 1993, sets forth Cape Verde's general environmental regulation framework. Though it does not outline regulatory procedures specifically, it contains general provisions pertaining to the regulation of private property for the promotion of sustainable development. This Order underscores the right of Cape Verde's citizens to a healthy environment and emphasizes the citizens' corresponding duty to defend this right. Cape Verde is an island state lying in the Atlantic Ocean some 300 miles from the African continent and belonging to the sub-Saharan region. The state is responsible for enforcing the National Environmental Policy, including the coordination of regional policies and adoption of the measures of this Order, and for encouraging the participation of private entities. Each municipal district of the state is obligated to establish an environmental law commission. Examples of protection measures detailed in this Order are preservation of access to light by regulating building construction locations, strict avoidance of water and sewage pipe degradation by restricting the release of water, regulation of the use of soil for building and agricultural activities, preparation of mandatory early cost-benefit analysis for proposed developments, and licensing to control potentially polluting construction and operation. An ellipsis indicates that a provision has been abridged.
The full text of this Order is available in PDF at: http://www.unep.org/padelia/publications/comp1Cape%20Verde.pdf
CAPE VERDE ORDER NO. 86/IV/93 OF JUNE 26, 1993
Chapter I, Article 2, Chapter II, Articles 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, Chapter III, Article 18, and Chapter V, Article 33.