Environmental protection legislaiton need for Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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This document presents a brief description of environmental legislation and its method of functioning is essential as background information. The manual, for Environmental Legislation 1/ pointed out that environmental legislation should be management-orientated instead of rule—orientated. Whilst rule-orientated law-making lays emphasis on prohibition, penalties as compensation for law-breaking and sanctions against abuse of the law, environmental legislation in modern jurisprudence should be based on practical incentives for the rational use and protection of environmental resources, for the prevention of environmental damage and for the promotion of environmentally sound policy and planning for development.