Environmental law is an extremely broad area of law that incorporates a range of issues surrounding the environment including, but not limited to, water and air quality, hazardous waste, land use, ecology, species protection, agriculture, food safety, climate change, clean technology, forest & nature conservation, biodiversity, waste management, green initiatives, sustainability strategies and alternative energy sources, etc.
There are over fifty (50) domestic and international pieces of legislation and regulations on environmental law, the main one being the 1996 framework law on environmental management in Cameroon. Other pieces of legislation and regulations touch on pollution, waste treatment, management & elimination, environmental protection at sea, conservation of nature, regulations on the collection, transportation and treatment of industrial waste, protection of the atmosphere, radio protection, oil & gas laws on environmental management, water law, protection of nature, sanitary and phytosanitary regulations, environmental & social impact assessment rules, industrial waste management, standardisation norms, environmental protection rules at the borders, measures of hygiene and security on the workplace, organisation & functioning of medical services on the workplace, etc.
Dayspring Law Firm acts as advisor and legal advocate in the protection of the environment and natural resources. We advise actors in the oil & gas, and natural resources sector on ways to comply with environmental laws and regulations and litigation challenges. We also advice farmers, manufacturers, construction, and health care actors on compliance issues. We advise clients in the renewable energy sector and help environmental protection watchdog NGOs on the legal framework and on legal mechanisms available to effectively advocate & defend environment protection. We study environmental trends and advise policy makers and other stakeholders on necessary developments in environmental policy.