Governance – Bolivia

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AGRICULTURE

Law Name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Indigenous and Community Agriculture LawLey de Organizaciones Económicas Campesinas, Indígena Originarias – Oecas y de Organizaciones Económicas ComunitariasVarious2013
Water Pollution LawReglamento en Materia de Contaminación HídricaVarious1995
Law on the Productive Revolution of Community AgricultureLey de Revolución Productiva Comunitaria AgropecuariaVarious2011
Food Production Support and Forest Recovery LawLey de Apoyo a la Producción de Alimentos y Restitución de BosquesVarious2013

 

ENERGY & MINING

Law Name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Mining and Metallurgy LawLey de Mineria y MetalurgiaMinistry of Mining and Metallurgy
Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy
2014
Environmental Hydrocarbons RegulationReglamento Ambiental para el Sector Hidrocarburos (RASH)Ministry of Mining and Metallurgy
Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy
1996
Environmental Mining RegulationReglamento Ambiental para Actividades Mineras (RAAM)Ministry of Mining and Metallurgy
Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy
1997
Regulation on Environmental Prevention and ControlReglamento de Prevención y Control AmbientalMinistry of Mining and Metallurgy
Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy
2003
Regulation on Consultation and Participation for Hydrocarbons ActivitiesReglamento de Consulta y Participacion para Actividades HidrocarburiferasMinistry of Mining and Metallurgy
Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy
2015
Hidrocarbons LawLey de HidrocarburosMinistry of Mining and Metallurgy
Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy
2005
Decree on Hydrocarbons Activities in Protected AreasDecreto Sobre Actividad Hidrocarburifera en Areas ProtegidasMinistry of Mining and Metallurgy
Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy
2015

 

FORESTRY

Law Name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Forestry LawLey ForestalMinistry of Environment and Water1996
Convention on Biological Diversity Ratification LawLey Que Aprueba y Ratifica el Convenio Sobre Diversidad Biológica de NNUU.Ministry of Environment and Water1994
General Regulations on Forestry LawReglamento General de la Ley ForestalMinistry of Environment and Water1996

 

GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL

Law Name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Environmental Law (and Regulations)Ley del Medio AmbienteMinistry of Environment and Water1992
National Development PlanPlan Nacional de DesarrolloVarious
Mother Earth Framework LawLey Marco de La Madre Tierra y Desarrollo Integral Para Vivir BienMinistry of Environment and Water2012
Environmental Licensing DecreeLey Que Establecio el Procedimiento de Actualización de las Licencias AmbientalesMinistry of Environment and Water2006
UN Convention on Climate Change RatificationLey Que Aprueba y Ratifica la Convención Marco de la NNUU Sobre el Cambio Climático.Ministry of Environment and Water1994
Environmental Prevention and Control RegulationReglamento de Prevención y Control AmbientalMinistry of Environment and Water
Decree on General and Indefinite BansDecreto de Veda General e IndefinidaMinistry of Environment and Water1990
Supreme Decree to Ratify General and Indefinite BansDecreto Supremo de Ratificatoria de la Veda General e IndefinidaMinistry of Environment and Water1999
National Constitution of BoliviaConstitucion Nacional de BoliviaVarious2009

 

INDIGENOUS POPULATIONS & TERRITORIES

Law Name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Indigenous Peoples Autodetermination Law (ratification of OIT convention 169)Ley Que Aprueba el Convenio 169 de la 76 Conferencia de la OIT, Sobre Pueblos Indígenas y TribalesMinistry of Rural Development and Land1991
UN Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples Ratification LawLey Que Aprueba la Declaración de las Naciones Unidas Sobre los Derechos Humanos de los Pueblos IndígenasMinistry of Rural Development and Land2007
Framework Law on Autonomies and DecentralizationLey Marco de Autonomias y DescentralizaciónMinistry of Rural Development and Land2010

 

PROTECTED AREAS

Law Name (Eng)Law Name (Orig.)Government InstitutionYear
Wildlife, National Parks, and Hunting & Fishing LawLey de Vida Silvestre Parques Nacionales Caza y PescaNational Protected Areas Service1975
Protected Areas RegulationReglamento de Áreas ProtegidasNational Protected Areas Service1997

 

GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS

Ministry of the Environment and Water
Ministry of Rural Development and Land
Ministry of Mining and Metallurgy
Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy
National Protected Areas Service (SERNAP)

 

REFERENCES

http://www.iclg.co.uk/practice-areas/environment-and-climate-change-law/environment-and-climate-change-law-2015/bolivia
http://www.tecnologiaslimpias.cl/bolivia/bolivia_medamb.html
https://sites.google.com/site/marconormativoambiental/bolivia
http://www.mmaya.gob.bo/index.php/informacion_institucional/Leyes-y-Normas,777.html
http://silep.vicepresidencia.gob.bo/SILEP/buscador