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Clearer rules needed on cross-border pollution, say experts at conference

Published on Feb 28, 2014 6:21 PM
 
A motorcyclist and his rider braving the haze in Dumai in Indonesia’s Riau province on July 22, 2013. Clearer international rules on pollution that crosses national borders are needed and states should join forces to enforce and comply with pollution standards and regulations, said experts at the close of a conference on transboundary pollution. -- ST FILE PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN

Clearer international rules on pollution that crosses national borders are needed and states should join forces to enforce and comply with pollution standards and regulations, said experts at the close of a conference on transboundary pollution.

The two-day event at the Orchard Hotel, which ended on Friday, was convened by the Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore.

It was organised to discuss the evolving rules and principles of international environmental law. It also aimed to raise awareness in the region about the rights and responsibilities under international law when it comes to transboundary pollution.

Some 100 academics and officials attended the conference.

 
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