Ley Nacional 25.675 Ley General del Ambiente

Argentina: Ley Nacional 25.675 Ley General del Ambiente

The General Environmental Law lays out the organizing principles and the basic framework of Argentina’s environmental policy. The instruments of the policy include the evaluation of environmental impact, a system of control of the development of human activities, environmental education and information dissemination, and promoting sustainable development. It calls for ‘the competent authorities’ to take measures to protect the environment, to implement voluntary restrictions and also incentives and measures to promote environmental management. The precautionary principle is one of the organizing principles behind Argentina’s General Environmental Law.

Date Implemented: 2002

Status: In Force

References: http://www.ambiente.gov.ar/