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Legal Consultation and Representation in Environment Law UAE

The regulations governing environmental legislation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are controlled by a variety of federal laws as well as laws enacted by specific emirates.

The Federal Law No. 24 of 1999 on the Protection and Development of the Environment is the primary federal law managing the environment.

This legislation establishes the main principles of UAE environmental law, such as the definition of the environment, the rights and duties of individuals and corporations, and the authority of environmental agencies.

Individual emirates may also have their own environmental legislation.

Dubai, for example, has the Dubai Environmental Law, which supplements Federal Law No. 24 of 1999.

Common environmental legal issues include:
● Pollution is the discharge of hazardous chemicals into the environment.
● Waste disposal is the process of getting rid of unwanted items.

An environmental impact assessment (EIA) is a study that evaluates the environmental consequences of a proposed project. In the United Arab Emirates, EIAs are required for a variety of projects.

Environmental licenses are necessary for a variety of activities that may have an influence on the environment. The EPAA issues environmental permits.