East African Network re-launched!

The East African Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (EANECE) has been re-launched. EANECE is common dialogue and action platform among local, national, regional and international environmental management and regulatory institutions, NGOs, private sector, higher learning and research institutions and professionals involved in environmental governance in the East African states of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania...
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ECI is an Official Nominator for The Earthshot Prize

On 1st November 2020, the search for the first winners of The Earthshot Prize began. Launched by Prince William and The Royal Foundation just a few weeks ago, The Earthshot Prize is the most prestigious global environment prize in history, aiming to find new solutions to the world’s biggest environmental problems. The Environmental Compliance Institute...
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ECI Granted Special Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC

We are pleased to announce the accreditation of ECI as an NGO in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The decision followed an application by ECI in 2019 and was communicated by UN’s Non-Governmental Organizations Branch, Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development in a letter dated...
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ECI Joins Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)

The Environmental Compliance Institute (ECI) has formally joined the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) as a non-state Partner. ECI was formally welcomed to the Coalition in June 2019 following the review and approval of ECI’s application in accordance with CCAC’s approval procedure. The Coalition is a voluntary partnership led...
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Rwanda to implement stringent air quality standards

Rwanda is on the brink of adopting stringent emission standards to protect the environment and people from the adverse effects of air pollution. The draft standards were developed by Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) through its relevant technical committees and are currently up for public review until 16th June 2019, after which they may be formally...
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Addis Ababa, Kigali air quality policy analysis concluded

The Environmental Compliance Institute (ECI) and UN Environment have successfully completed the air quality policy and regulatory situational analyses for Addis Ababa and Kigali cities. The analyses were conducted under a pilot project to support African cities to develop better air quality management strategies in order to protect public health and the environment. The overall...
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Nairobi City develops air quality action plan

Many African cities are faced with growing air quality problems that pose serious environmental and public health risks. Deteriorating air quality in most of these cities can be attributed to several factors such as: increasing urban population, unregulated traffic activities, poorly maintained vehicles, continued use of biomass fuel as the main household energy source, inadequate...
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African cities air quality pilot project underway

Air pollution is currently considered as the greatest environmental health risk globally with many parts of the world recording dangerously high levels of air pollution. World Health Organization (WHO) estimations show that 90 per cent of people worldwide breathe air containing high levels of pollutants.  Air pollution causes 1 in every 9 deaths globally. The...
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