ACOSTA, NERIC O.
UN SDG: 15.Take Care of the Earth
Submitted By: Louis Banzon
Accomplishment Date: 1999-06-23 00:00:00
Accomplishment Title: RA 8749 – Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999
An Act providing for a comprehensive air pollution control policy and for other purposes.
The State shall protect and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature. The State shall promote and protect the global environment to attain sustainable development while recognizing the primary responsibility of local government units to deal with environmental problems. The State recognizes that the responsibility of cleaning the habitat and environment is primarily area-based.
The State also recognizes the principle that "polluters must pay". Finally, the State recognizes that a clean and healthy environment is for the good of all and should, therefore, be the concern of all.