oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Taxes and trades offer best pollution control

Volume 4, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



A recent World Bank report suggests that proactive steps should be taken to control pollution, rather than simply forcing the polluter to pay for cleaning up In the world's economically fastest growing region, cash should playa greater role in controlling pollution than command and control regulation, according to a recent World Bank discussion document. In East Asia. 'slowing economic growth is not the solution: it suggests. 'Though many forms of environmental damage in the region have worsened, rapid growth is not the underlying cause ... low-growth countries experience similar difficulties: says the report East Asia's Environment, Principles and Priorities for Action. Using prices, taxes and tradable permits has 'great potential' in environmental protection, it says.

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