African environment laws have made ‘leaps’ in progress

Africa has seen “substantial leaps” in environmental procedures over the last few years. That’s according to David Scott of consultancy ENVIRON which helps global firms keep on top of environment […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Africa has seen “substantial leaps” in environmental procedures over the last few years.

That’s according to David Scott of consultancy ENVIRON which helps global firms keep on top of environment and healthrules in different locations.

The firm says global firms have been increasing their operations on the continent while at the same time, Africangovernments have been developing more environmental regulations.

Mr Scott, the firm’s Managing Principal for Africa told ELN: “We’ve seen some substantial leaps in environmental and sustainable processes, driven by an increase in activity such as mining and oil and gas extraction.”

Environ says the social and economic benefits of environmental policies play well in Africa but the problem of policing themremains.