IV. MEASURES FOR INTEGRATING ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
The government needs to implement an effective system of integrating environmental concerns, using a combination of revised institutional and legal instruments with a comprehensive system of economic incentives, disincentives, and educational and public awareness programmes. The implementation of the Sustainable Development Bill is a critical starting point in that process.
An integrated government policy on incentives will require for its implementation the participation of a wide range of government agencies, many with very different disciplinary backgrounds. A set of incentives aimed at influencing development investment will require the involvement of economic planners, development financiers, conservation management agencies and the public at large. National efforts, however, also need to be in concert with regional and international efforts.
Self-regulation implies less inspectors, fewer court cases and less bureaucratic delays because of the threat of court cases. The goal is to increase the acceptance of the government environmental policy by industries. Involving industry more in the means to achieve environmental goals is expected to result in more realistic and economic ways of achievement while also preventing unfair competition.