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Law on Environmental Protection

Country:
Latvia

Section 1. Purpose and Functions of this Law (Chapter 1 - General Provisions)The purpose of this Law is to promote sustainable development in the field of environmental protection, to create and ensure an effective environmental protection system, the functions of which are the following:1) to conserve, protect and improve the quality of the environment;2) to protect human health;3) to ensure environmental protection from the impacts created by anthropogenic loads;4) to conserve biological diversity;5) to promote the sustainable utilisation of natural resources and energy;6) to ensure the inclusion of an environmental protection requirement in the regulatory enactments, conceptions, plans and programmes regulating other sectors;7) to ensure public participation in the observation of environmental protection principles and the implementation of environment policies; and8) to ensure that the public has the opportunity to freely receive environmental information.