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Environmental concerns and sustainable development

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This paper reviews a number of issues related to sustainable growth. Among the issues considered is the question whether there is not a good economic case for encouraging "dirty" industries to migrate from high-wage countries to low wage countries. It reviews the global, regional and local environmental implications of agricultural and industrial development. The paper discusses technological opportunities for "win-win" solutions, especially by utilizing new technologies. It briefly considers the impact of pressures on developing countries to adopt "clean technology". Finally it discusses approaches to environmental regulation concluding with a discussion of the need for a global regulatory authority

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