wildsingapore news: Malaysia: Citizens Of The Environment - That's Us!: WHAT IS ENVIROMENTAL CITIZENSHIP (EC)? T...

Look around and observe. Motor vehicles hurt the air, toxic chemicals being channelled into rivers, solid wastes not managed properly, all of these are costs that people are paying - with their life! Has this gone too bad? Isn't there anything we can do? 100 YEARS OF EFFORT BUT TOO LITTLE IMPACT In Malaysia, legislators started to make environment protected by-law since early 1900's. Among the earliest legislations passed are the Ordinance to Protect Several Species of Wild Birds (1904), Waters Enactment (1920) and Mining Enactment (1929). In 1974, the Environment Quality Act was legislated to combat pollution issues. As this Act acts more on curative measure, it was amended in 1985, incorporating Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) to also act as preventive tool. WHAT IS ENVIROMENTAL CITIZENSHIP (EC)? The European Environment Agency (EEA) defined EC as 'The state, charact...

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