Improving legislation against environmental pollution
Increasing legislation against environmental pollution Monitoring effectiveness of legislation against environmental pollution Providing legislation against environmental pollution
Many states have drawn up national environmental health action plans (NEHAPs) and are now preparing to implement them. Many NEHAPs identify the need for new legislation, and it is then helpful to have the support of the ministries responsible for both health and the environment, as well as of other relevant ministries. Ministers and ministries acting together have greater influence and may secure higher priority on the agenda of the legislative authority than if they were to act alone.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a collaboration between UIA and Mankind 2000, started in 1972. It is the result of an ambitious effort to collect and present information on the problems with which humanity is confronted, as well as the challenges such problems pose to concept formation, values and development strategies. Problems included are those identified in international periodicals but especially in the documents of some 60,000 international non-profit organizations, profiled in the Yearbook of International Organizations.
The Encyclopedia includes problems which such groups choose to perceive and act upon, whether or not their existence is denied by others claiming greater expertise. Indeed such claims and counter-claims figure in many of the problem descriptions in order to reflect the often paralyzing dynamics of international debate. In the light of the interdependence demonstrated among world problems in every sector, emphasis is placed on the need for approaches which are sufficiently complex to encompass the factions, conflicts and rival worldviews that undermine collective initiative towards a promising future.
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