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Environment and Climate Change in Asia: Ecological Footprints and Green Prospects by Victor R. Savage

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Chapter Twelve. Urban Governance and Sustainability: Environmental Management Systems for Cities

LYE Lin-HengFaculty of Law, National University of Singapore

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“On the question of appropriate penalties for breach of the law, this must be carefully assessed. In many developing countries, where the government is less than honest and corruption is a way of life, enhancing the quantum of fines may not be the right solution as it may only serve to enrich the pockets of the enforcers. New approaches are needed, such as economic incentives to induce compliance; or the use of the media to praise and reward industries that meet the standards and to shame ...

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