Governance – Guyana

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AGRICULTURE

Law NameGovernment InstitutionYear
Fisheries ActMinistry of Agriculture2002
Plant Protection ActMinistry of Agriculture2011
Land Registry ActLands and Surveys Commission1960
Lands Department ActLands and Surveys Commission1903

 

ENERGY & MINING

Law NameGovernment InstitutionYear
Hydro Electric Power ActEnergy Agency1956
Mining ActGeology and Mines Commission1989
Mining RegulationsGeology and Mines Commission2005
Guyana Energy Agency ActEnergy Agency1997
Petroleum (Exploration and Production) ActEnergy Agency1986
Petroleum ActEnergy Agency1930

 

FORESTRY

Law NameGovernment InstitutionYear
Forests ActForestry Commission2009
Guyana Forestry Commission ActForestry Commission2007
National Forest PolicyForestry Commission2011
National Forest PlanForestry Commission2011
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action PlanEnvironmental Protection Agency2012-2020

 

GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL

Law NameGovernment InstitutionYear
Environmental Protection ActEnvironmental Protection Agency1996
Environmental Protection Authorization Regulations.Environmental Protection Agency2000
Environmental Protection Air Quality RegulationsEnvironmental Protection Agency2000
Environmental Protection Water Quality RegulationsEnvironmental Protection Agency2000
Environmental Protection Hazardous Waste Management RegulationsEnvironmental Protection Agency2000
Environmental Protection Noise Management RegulationsEnvironmental Protection Agency2000
Environmental Protection Litter Enforcement RegulationsEnvironmental Protection Agency2013
Species Protection RegulationsEnvironmental Protection Agency1999
Wildlife Management and Conservation RegulationsEnvironmental Protection Agency2013
Wildlife Import and Export BillEnvironmental Protection Agency2013
Wild Birds Protection ActEnvironmental Protection Agency1919
Constitution of the Co-Operative Republic of GuyanaVarious1980

 

INDIGENOUS POPULATIONS & TERRITORIES

Law NameGovernment InstitutionYear
Amerindian ActMinistry of Indigenous Peoples' Affairs2006

 

PROTECTED AREAS

Law NameGovernment InstitutionYear
Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and DevelopmentN/A1996
National Parks Commission ActNational Parks Commission1977
Kaieteur National Park ActNational Parks Commission1999
Protected Areas ActNational Parks Comission2011

 

GOVERNMENT INSTITUTION LINKS

Ministry of Agriculture
Lands and Surveys Commission
Energy Agency
Geology and Mines Commission
Forestry Commission
Environmental Protection Agency
Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs
National Parks Commission (Ministry of Agriculture)

 

REFERENCES

http://legalaffairs.gov.gy/
http://hrp.law.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/959_file_AllThatGlitters_FINAL_.pdf
htt://www.caricom.org/jsp/community_organs/sustainable_development/mea_documents/intensive_workshop_meas_legislative_drafting/03-08-11%2520The%2520Guyana%2520Example.pptx
http://www.farmersrights.org/pdf/americas/Guyana/Guyana-accessdraft01.pdf
http://legalaffairs.gov.gy/information/laws-of-guyana
http://www.culturalsurvival.org/ourpublications/csq/article/our-land-our-life-our-culture-the-indigenous-movement-in-guyana
http://www.forestpeoples.org/sites/fpp/files/private/publication/2014/06/guyana-special-report-fpp-2014.pdf