POLICY STATEMENT FOR ABATEMENT OF POLLUTION (1992)

1. PREAMBLE





1.1. PREAMBLE

The commitment of Government on abatement of pollution for preventing deterioration of the environment is stated here. The policy elements seek to shift emphasis form defining objectives for each problem area towards actual implementation, but the focus is on the long term, because pollution particularly affects the poor. The complexities are considerable given the number of industries, organization and government bodies involved. To achieve the objectives maximum use will be made of a mix of instruments in the form of legislation, fiscal incentives, voluntary agreements, educational program's and information campaigns. The emphasis will be on increased use of regulations and an increase in the development and application of financial incentives.