The Singapore Constitution does not contain any provisions on the environment. Neither does Singapore have a framework law on environmental protection and management. There is no mandatory environmental impact assessment (EIA) system laid out in legislation. The present scheme of environmental management in Singapore is scattered throughout numerous Acts and Regulations. EIAs are required on an ad hoc basis at the discretion of the ENV. There has not been much judicial pronouncement or comment on environmental matters - in fact, environmental litigation is almost unknown in Singapore.
A powerpoint presentation from Young-Il Song of the Korea Environment Institute (KEI)
Environmental Impact Assessment(EIA)
- Adopted in 1977 under the Environment Preservation Act
- Currently, being enforced under the Act on Assessment of Impacts of Works on Environment, Traffic, Disaster, ETC
- Applied to the development projects (17 Fields 63 Projects)
Preliminary Environmental Review System(PERS)