Mombasa County has taken initiatives in educating and encouraging its employees and other stakeholders to play their part in saving the Environment.
Sustainable Development Goals
The County of Mombasa ISUD Plan Vision 2035 in line with that of the National Government of Kenya Vision 2030 has been able to incorporate it vision strategy by the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The County has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainable development to ensure sustained and inclusive economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection.
SDGs have been integrated in development process through the ambitious County Integrated Development Plan(CIDP) that will help its people and its environment as a whole. The targeted sectors will have special programs that will be addressing the SDGs and their Implementation Strategies followed by continuous monitoring and evaluation Processes.
Investors in Kenya are required to comply with environmental standards. The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) oversees these matters and is the principal regulatory agency for them. Developers of projects involving manufacturing or processing, or any project sited by a body of water or in a conservation area, are required to carry out an environmental impact assessment (EIA) and obtain an environmental impact assessment license, prior to project implementation. Upon submission of the EIA, NEMA is required to respond within six months. If within nine months no reply is received, the investor may proceed with the project.
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), is established under the Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act No. 8 of 1999 (EMCA) as the principal instrument of Government for the implementation of all policies relating to environment. EMCA 1999 was enacted against a backdrop of 78 sectoral laws dealing with various components of the environment, the deteriorating state of Kenya's environment, as well as increasing social and economic inequalities, the combined effect of which negatively impacted on the environment. The supreme objective underlying the enactment of EMCA 1999 was to bring harmony in the management of the country's environment.