Title: Environmental policy in development: A matter of cooperation

Authors: Hans Alders

Addresses: Minister of Housing, Physical Planning and Environment, The Netherlands

Abstract: A plan is outlined to guide policy-makers towards achievement of the goal of a sustainable economic system. The plan has three principles. First to close the cycle from raw material to product, then to enhance the quality of products to increase the useful time spent by materials in this cycle. Thirdly to reduce consumption of non-renewable energy sources. The costs of these environmental policies should be included in the prices of products.

Keywords: environmental management; sustainable development; waste reduction; environmental policies; government policy; The Netherlands; sustainability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.1991.028471

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 1991 Vol.1 No.1/2, pp.5 - 8

Published online: 18 Sep 2009 *

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