Legal solutions to air pollution control in Malaysia

Authored by: Maizatun Mustafa

Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia

Print publication date:  June  2018
Online publication date:  May  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138182189
eBook ISBN: 9781351008204
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351008204-28

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Abstract

Maizatun Mustafa discusses “Legal solutions to air pollution control in Malaysia.” Despite the fact that air pollution presents the world’s largest environmental health risk, for a developing country like Malaysia, the task of controlling air pollution can be a challenge, not only in understanding and dealing with complex interactions between emissions and resulting air quality, but in identifying and applying the most suitable pollution control strategies in order to achieve the overall targets of air quality enhancement and sustainable development. In Malaysia, most of the air pollution problems are associated with increased concentration of people and economic activities in urban and sub-urban areas, as well as growing numbers of agricultural areas and transportation. Maizatun Mustafa discusses the main sources of air pollution in Malaysia, and highlights existing environmental policy and law related to air pollution control as well as present regional air pollution problems facing Malaysia and its neighboring countries, mainly transboundary haze pollution.

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