Summary of an Act
World Legislative Act #9
Global Ministry of Environment
Article 1. Specifies authorizations of Global Ministry of Environment (GME), as follows:
1.1. Identify major issues of environmental problems;
1.2. Monitor environmental dangers;
1.3. Solve world environmental problems on global or transnational scale;
1.4. Co-ordinate all efforts promptly;
1.5. Identify major causes animal and plant extinction;
1.6. Identify possible preventions and remedies to extinction threats; and
1.7. Implement remedies and prevention of extinctions.
Article 2.1. Directs Global Ministry of Environment to work with Integrative Complex to solve global environmental problems according to specified directives.
2.2. Directs GME to report semi-annually to World Executive.
2.3.1. Re-confirms international convention regulations for double wall oil tankers. Requires GME to report semi-annually to World Oceans and Seabeds Authority (WOSA) regarding compliance.
2.3.2. Requires GME to work with Commission for Legislative Review to draft world legislation for sewage from cities, and to 2.3.3. protect Arctic and Antarctic regions.
2.3.4. Requires GME to coordinate with World Oceans and Seabeds Authority (WOSA).
2.3.5. Requires GME to coordinate with Emergency Earth Rescue Administration and Agency for Technological and Environmental Assessment for ocean and lake re-mineralization. Requires GME to report semi-annually to World Executive.
2.3.6. Requires coordination with WOSA to otherwise protect oceans and seabeds;
2.4.1. Requires GME to assess for Emergency Earth Rescue Administration (EERA).
2.4.2. Requires GME to draft world legislation to assist people who depend on trees for fuel to transition to non-hydrocarbon energy sources.
2.4.3. Requires GME to coordinate with other agencies of Earth Federation to promote family planning as part of global development program;
2.5. Prevent and reduce acid rain
2.5.1. Requires GME to determine pollution control standards in manufacturing, and in transportation.
2.5.2. Requires GME to plan large-scale measures to control pollution, and to protect eco-system.
2.6. Mountains 2.6.1. Designates high mountains as Areas of World Protection.
2.6.2. Requires GME to monitor uses of high mountains to conserve mountain environments and areas downstream.
2.6.3. Recognizes value of certain high mountain areas in equatorial Andean region for spaceports. Discourages equatorial Andean land speculation. Declares Earth Federation to conditionally compensate landowners in equatorial Andean area for eminent domain.
2.6. Requires Global Ministry of Environment to protect endangered animals and plants;
Requires Ministry to use conservation categories of International Union of Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (ICUN) [ed. World Conservation Union]; and Mace & Lande (1991);
2.7. Requires Ministry to review international convention law for integration and codification into World Law, submitting proposals to Commission for Legislative Review:
2.7.1. Basel Convention (www.basel.int)
2.7.2. Biodiversity Convention ( www.biodiv.org )
2.7.3. Climate Change Convention & Kyoto Protocol ( www.unfccc.org )
2.7.4. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species or Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) ( www.cites.org )
2.7.5. London Dumping Convention
( www.londonconvention.org )
2.7.6. Migratory Species Convention (www.cms.int )
2.7.7. Montreal Protocol (www.unep.org/ozone )
2.7.8. Ramsar Wetlands Convention (www.ramsar.org ) .
Article 3. Details Further Steps
3.01. Requires GME to determine damage from used radiological, chemical and biological weapons and affected areas. Permits GME to develop technology to remove radiological, chemical and biological wastes.
3.02. Requires GME to coordinate with World Disarmament Agency to sequester or render harmless radiological, chemical and biological materials.
3.03. Requires GME to coordinate with Space Administration, for protection of outer space, moon, asteroids and planets.
3.04. Permits GME to coordinate with environmental organizations and governmental authorities;
3.05. Permits GME to coordinate with environmental agencies of United Nations system.
3.06. Permits GME to co-ordinate with World University System to establish training centers;
3.07. Requires GME to develop and implement energy conservation, recycling and energy-equivalency standards.
3.08. Requires GME to draft legislation to conserve and distribute surplus food stocks. GME may permit destruction of spoiled crops only. Prohibits intentional destruction of surplus food stocks without permit (class 3 felony).
Requires world legislation to prevent food surplus distributions from disrupting local economies.
3.09. Permits GME to monitor and protect wetlands. Recognizes convention for wetlands protection.
3.10. Prefers public transport by trains and buses;
Article 4. • Sets Guidelines for Specific Action Program of Environment Ministry
4.1. Promotes environmental education.
4.2. Directs developers and governments to select appropriate technology for development projects.
4.3. Defines major projects. Requires prior environmental assessment for any major project that may affect global environment. Prohibits utilization of public or private funds for any major project without environmental assessment (class 3 felony). Requires permits from GME for major projects. Prohibits beginning or continuing of major project without GME permit (class 3 felony).
Exempts conditionally recent projects.
Directs GME to draft legislation to regulate major projects.
4.4. Requires recycling program and standards.
4.5. Requires GME annual report to Provisional World Parliament.
Article 5. • Creates of Global Ministry of Environment.
Directs Global Ministry of Environment to begin operation. Assigns accountability of Environment Ministry to Provisional World Parliament and Provisional World Cabinet.
Directs GME to receive assessments from agencies of Integrative Complex.
Article 6. • Defines composition of Global Ministry of Environment to include Governing Council with 15 to 95 Trusteeship Council Members. Assigns sources for nomination to Governing Council. Defines terms of office for Trusteeship Council Members. Permits Provisional World Parliament to expel Members of Governing Council for cause by simple majority vote.
Permits Provisional World Parliament or to elect Minister for Environment or Environment Commission Chair from among its own members. Directs Minister or Chair to appoint Senior Administrator, if civil service lists are unavailable. Directs Trusteeship Council to decide further organization and functions of Global Ministry of Environment.
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Global Ministry of Environment Act was adopted as World Legislative Act Number 9 at the third session of the Provisional World Parliament, meeting June 1987, at Miami Beach, Florida, USA, convened in conformance with the Constitution for the Federation of Earth.
The Environment Act was amended at the eighth session of provisional World Parliament, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, August 2004.
Eugenia Almand, JD, Secretary
Provisional World Parliament