The essays in this volume were presented originally in September 1993 at a colloquium sponsored by the Oxford University Law Faculty and the Norton Rose M5 Group of Solicitors.
Written by practising and academic lawyers, and addressing some of the most fundamental problems facing industrialists and environmentalists throughout the world, these essays review and analyse various countries' attempts to blend environmental protection with continued economic development.
How does the recently-concluded GATT Agreement influence international developments in environmental regulation? Is deregulation an answer? Will the polluter always have to pay, and how are the costs to be equitably distributed throughout society? These are some of the fundamental questions asked and discussed in this collection of penetrating and illuminating essays.
`This volume of essays is certainly more than the sum of its parts. It is very well produced, and accompanied by comprehensive tables covering the relevant international, European and national legislation and case law as well as a very adequate index ... this valuable book ... should be a welcome addition to the libraries of academics and practitioners as well as industrialists ... provides more than enough material and guidance for those who set about
that particularly difficult task.'
`'As a source of reference for the legal aspects of topics such as eco-audits, environmental information, environmental liability, the GATT/WTO regime, and the role pollution inspectorates, this collection of papers is undoubtedly very useful.''
`'Environmental Regulation and Economic Growth, fleshes out some of the key legal issues underpinning any future synthesis between economic growth and environmental protection...The book has two particular strengths. First, its blend of expertise and views of academics, practising lawyers, regulators, and figures in industry and commerce...And second, its constant drawing upon the interplay of international, Community and national law...a worthwhile
contribution to the ever expanding literature on environmental law which, hopefully, will trigger further research on methods and processes best suited to realize sustainable growth.'