Environmental Laws of the Philippines

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Bio 425/426/427 (Environmental Issues and Policies)
P.D. 984 – Pollution Control Law
P.D. 1151 – Philippine Environmental Policy
- defines the general policies on he pursuit of a better quality of life for the present and future generations and mandates the undertaking the environmental impact assessments for all projects, which may significantly affect the environment. P.D. 1152 – Philippine Environmental Policy

- defines the policy objectives and the strategies for the various aspects of environmental management, such as air and water quality management, natural source development, land management, and waste management. It launches a comprehensive national program of environmental protection and management, with reference to policies and standards of noise, air quality, water quality, classification of water and waste management. P.D. 1586 – defines the framework for the implementation of the environmental impact assessment as the mechanism to reconcile the impacts of development projects on society and the physical environment. P.D. 389 (P.D. 705) – The Forestry Reform Code

- codifies, updates and raises forestry laws in the country. It emphasizes the sustainable utilization of forest resources. P.D. 330 & P.D. 953 – laws on penalizing illegal cutting of trees P.D. 953 & 1153 – laws on tree planting

P.D. 331- laws requiring all public forests be developed on a sustained yield basis. P.D. 704 – preservation of optimum productivity of fishery resources through conservation and protection. P.D. 1015 – banning the operation of commercial fishing within a distance of 7 kilometers from the shoreline. P.D. 1058 – increasing the penalties for illegal forms of fishing. P.D. 1219 – providing for the protection of coral ecosystems. P.D. 1067 – Water Code of the Philippines

- adopts adequate measures to conserve and regulate the use of water in commercial, industrial and residential areas. It...
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