Keywords: chlorofluorocarbons, CFCs, economics, environmental consciousness, environmental management, global communications, ICC Charter, regulation resources, responsible care, sustainable development, UNCED conference, value, waste, industry, sustainability, environmental pollution
The environment: the road ahead
Based on a paper given at the Environment North Seas Conference in Stavanger, August 1991, this paper examines the future for the environment. It begins by examining progress to date, e.g. control of chlorofluorocarbons, Sustainable Development is identified as the basis for the future, and must be turned from theory to practice. Through a mix of regulation and market led factors, industry will have to adapt to survive. In particular, a financial cost must be placed on activities that, for example, harm the atmosphere if Sustainable Development is to succeed.