Problem

Environmental policy restrictions on economic development

Other Names:
Restrictions on industrial development due to environmental considerations
Nature:

Economic development and preservation of the environment are often considered to pose a dilemma; environmental issues inevitably have their economic components. Environmental legislation and standards may cause inflation, increased costs and prices, generate unemployment, bring about plant closures, or discourage new investment. The growing pressure of public opinion in many industrialized countries has resulted in newly enacted environmental laws which have delayed a number of industrial projects.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
24.04.2019 – 15:10 CEST