The serious impact of air pollution is of great concern to both citizens and authorities of all communities in the world. Every bod y hopes to breathe clean air, and every government wishes to keep its country as environmentally pure as possible, free from any kind of pollution , with a heal thy clear atmosphere . However, industrial processes, power generation, motor vehicles, burning of wastes and other sources of pollution tend to pollute the air to which the general population is exposed in almost all countries. This brief study is concerned with air pollution in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), particularly i n the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Its objective is to define present condition s of air protection, to state whether or not a problem relating to the air i n the country exists, and to focus the attitude of environmental law towards the question. The existence of an. adequate legislation, supported by regulatory standards or guidelines became indispensable for air protection and control of environmental pollution in any state in the world. The U.A .E. like man y other countries, lacks basic legislation and regulatory standards, applicable throughout all its territories. There is no federal act that provides for an integrated approach for tackling environmental problems relating to either the whole environment or the only air pollution in the country. Many governmental activities reveal the environmental concerns and commitments to the protect ion of the air as well as the other elemen ts of the environment by the authorities of the U.A.E. However much is bei ng done for keeping public health and developing general welfare; it rests inextricable to enact an effective air pollution legislation to protect the atmosphere of the country. It may be separated or incorporated in a whole environmental law.
EI-Helw, Prof. Majed Ragheb
"Environmental Law and Air Pollution in U.A.E. - Prof. Maged Rageb El-Helw,"
Journal Sharia and Law: Vol. 1992
, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/sharia_and_law/vol1992/iss6/9