THE environment crisis which is threatening to engulf us has
forced the Association of South-East Asian Nations
(ASEAN) to do a rethink on how to
save the natural
resources. In a recent two-day meeting
at Kuala Lumpur, officials of the
ASEAN working group on environmental
economics decided to develop an
environmental and natural resources
accounting manual and adopt state-
of-the-art instruments for pollution
Funding for the two projects is expected to come from the Canadian governme@t under the economic and environment programme for South-East Asia. ISO 14000, the international standard for environmental management will be advocated with greater thrust, especially in small and medium industries, in order to keep pace. with developments in industrialised nations.
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