Title: World trade and the environment

Authors: Robert Neimeth

Addresses: President, Pfizer International Inc., USA

Abstract: This paper is the text of a speech given by the author at a recent conference. As the title implies, it discusses the relationship between economic activity and the environment, and emphasises that they are not incompatible. Indeed, a reduction in the former decreases the resources necessary to protect the latter. He concludes by arguing the case for flexibility in international standards, in order to allow Third World countries to compete more equally and to cope with local differences.

Keywords: economic development; economy; environment; flexibility; world trade; science; international standards; economic activity; environmental impact.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.1993.028516

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 1993 Vol.3 No.4, pp.207 - 212

Published online: 18 Sep 2009 *

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