Green Inc.: Guide to Business and the Environment

Green Inc.: Guide to Business and the Environment

by Frances Cairncross


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Frances Cairncross, senior editor of The Economist and author of the best selling Costing the Earth, shows that economic growth does not have to be at the expense of environmental protection. For the poor, growth is essential, to eliminate the threats to health and environmental security that poverty presents. As for the more affluent, they may be unwilling to sacrifice their living standards, even for a cleaner environment.

The question is, rather, how can the environmental impact of growth be minimized? Here, the role of business is crucial. New technologies and well-designed policies have to work hand in hand; and the interests of governments, of companies and of the environmental movement lie in making a cleaner environment an opportunity for profitability. All three parties will find this a stimulating survey and an invaluable practical guide.

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ISBN-13: 9781853832505
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/01/1995
Edition description: 1
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 8.56(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction * Part I: Basic Issues Economic Growth and the Environment * Environmental Priorities and Values * Environmental Politics * Part II: Policy Measure Regulation * Taxes and Permits * Natural-Resource Management and Subsidies * The Law and the Environment * National Accounts * Part III: Policies in Action * The Greenhouse Effect * Saving Energy * Nuclear Power * Waste Management * Protecting Nature * Part IV: The Greening of Companies * Business Opportunities and the Environment * Environmental Investment and Reporting * Part V: The International Environment * International Agreements * Trade and the Environment * Aid and the Environment * Conclusion: A Checklist for Governments * Notes and References * Index

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