Sustainable Development in Oman: A Timeline

The timeline shows milestones across the history of sustainable development and important discoveries in the world vis-à-vis the major events in the Sultanate of Oman.

A quick glimpse of Oman’s steps towards sustainable development together with global events across diverse sustainable development themes.

As this is a working timeline, I would like to hear your comments, so we could improve it.

 

You can also download the file in PDF format here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overview of Oman’s Current Waste Legislation

The Basic Law of Oman (RD 101/1996), which may be regarded as the constitution, considers the protection of the environment and prevention of pollution a social principle and the responsibility of the State.

The principal framework legislation is the Law for the Protection of Environment and Prevention of Pollution (RD 114/2001). This law prescribes strict penalties for the release of environmental pollutants and discharge of effluents, both in land and the marine territories of the Sultanate.

be’ah has provided the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA) with an overview and draft of the legislation currently required within the waste management sector to operate effectively.

Here is an overview of Oman’s current legislation on waste.

Updated: July 2016

Environmental Permitting Process and EIA in the Sultanate of Oman

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) can generally be defined as an analysis of the effects of a proposed activity or development on the environment and in Oman (as with other developed and developing countries), it is normally required to most industrial, mining, and development activities to be issued an environmental permit.

The paper highlights the evolution to current status, the legal framework, concepts, processes and principles of EIA and the process involved in obtaining an environmental permit within the context of the Sultanate of Oman.

Please contact Agnes to get a copy of the article.