By Ndatenda Njanike (Press and Communications Officer)
DESPITE Zimbabwe’s small contribution to global emissions, the country remains in great danger of air pollution.
Industrial activities in the country’s cities and towns possess a threat to its habitants as the gasses released have extreme health risks.
Advocates4Earth took a media tour around Zimbabwe’s cities and towns and witnessed the immense emissions in the country.
Zimbabwe boasts of having nearly 20 Acts and nearly 40 statutory laws in place to protect the country’s environment.
One such act is:
Section 64 of the Environmental Management Act on Licensing Emissions provides that:
“No owner or operator of a trade or any establishment shall emit a substance or energy which causes or is likely to cause air pollution without an emission license issued by the Board.”
“No owner or operator of a trade or any establishment shall emit a substance or energy which causes or is likely to cause air pollution without an emission license.”
As Advocates4Earth we feel that is essential that emissions be regularized, licensed, and taxed.
And also, every citizen has the right to a clean environment.