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EPA Guyana
EPA Guyana

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a regulatory body, empowered by the Environmental Protection Act Cap 20:05. The Act mandates the Agency to oversee the effective management, conservation, protection, and improvement of the environment. It also requires that the Agency takes the necessary measures to prevent and control pollution, assess economic development's impact on the environment, and ensure the sustainable use of natural resources.


The Agency’s work enables Guyana to contribute to global and national environmental protection and conservation. As part of its work, the Agency implements education, regulation, and enforcement programs and uses partnership and collaborative approaches to strengthen the impact of its interventions. The functions of the Agency are stated in Part II 4 (1) of the Environmental Protection Act. As part of its regulatory functions, the Agency enforces the Act (No. 11, 1996) and its amendments and the Environmental Protection Regulations (2000), to ensure that measures for environmental protection are integrated into development activities.


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