The Environmental Management Act, 2004 (Tanzania)



The Environmental Management Act (EMA) of 2004 provides the legal and institutional framework for the sustainable management of the environment in mainland Tanzania. It is a comprehensive piece of legislation that includes compliance and incentive mechanisms for environmental management at all levels of governance, from the national level to the sub-national level, involving district and village representatives in the management of environmental resources and enforcement of the law. The EMA is relevant for REDD+ and forest management as it empowers local actors to manage forest resources, and the Prime Minister to take action on climate change.