Keywords: cost effectiveness, environmental issues, global warming, marine environment, national climate fund, North Sea, nutrients, overpopulation, poverty, safety, sustainable development, World Commission on Environment and Development, sustainability, environmental pollution, social responsibility, international cooperation
Environment Northern Seas
This paper is based on a keynote speech given by Prime Minister Brundtland of Norway at Environment Northern Seas, Stavanger, August 1991. She emphasised the shared social responsibility of industrial nations in seeking cost-effective solutions to global environmental problems, and identified the crucial role of industry as a partner. International cooperation between the North Sea States showed the advantages of common, agreed action, and this cooperation should be extended to developing nations by the transfer of know-how and technology.