Mandate & Functions

Persons eligible to lodge appeals at NET:
Pursuant to Section 129

(1) of EMCA
Any person who is aggrieved by—

  • (a) the grant of a licence or permit or a refusal to grant a licence or permit, or the transfer of a licence or permit, under this Act or regulations made thereunder;
  • (b) the imposition of any condition, limitation or restriction on his license under this Act or regulations made thereunder;
  • (c) the revocation, suspension or variation of his license under this Act or regulations made thereunder;
  • (d) the amount of money which he is required to pay as a fee under this Act or regulations made thereunder;
  • (e) the imposition against him of an environmental restoration order or environmental improvement order by the Authority under this Act or regulations made thereunder, may within sixty days after the occurrence of the event against which he is dissatisfied, appeal to the Tribunal in such manner as may be prescribed by the Tribunal.

May within sixty days after the occurrence of the event against which he is dissatisfied, appeal to the Tribunal in such manner as may be prescribed by the Tribunal.

(2) Unless otherwise expressly provided in this Act, where this Act empowers the Director-General, the Authority or Committees of the Authority or its agents to make decisions, such decisions may be subject to an appeal to the Tribunal in accordance with such procedures as may be established by the Tribunal for that purpose.

2. Pursuant to Section 70 (2) of the Forest Conservation and Management Act, 2016 appeals under the Act come to the Tribunal.

3. Pursuant to Section 25 (6) of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act No. 47 of 2013, The National Environment Tribunal has jurisdiction to entertain and determine appeals arising therefrom.

4. Any person aggrieved by a decision or order of the Tribunal may, within thirty days of such decision or order, appeal against such decision or order to the High Court, whose decision shall be final.