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By Gerard Keijzers

The diversity of sustainability targets has now built from fairly easy problems with environmental safety to a whole array of interwoven social, fiscal and ecological concerns, nationally and across the world. The concerned technique of sustainable improvement has now develop into an enduring and more and more complicated approach. during this insightful booklet, Keijzers presents a concise and authoritative advent to the evolution of the collaborative stakeholder method of sustainable improvement within the context of fixing environmental regulations. writer Keijzers examines the evolving diversity of problems with sustainability, and the similar switch of techniques inside governments and companies. Governments proceed to fine-tune rules for the sustainable improvement of society. equally the enterprise group is constantly striving in the direction of improved company, ecological and social accountability. Keijzers investigates those switch tactics in either the private and non-private sectors.

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Financial instruments, such as increased excise duties on gasoline and other energy taxes, have been accepted by the public. 13 Today, CO2 policies will require the deployment of less cost-effective technologies and further increases in environmental taxes. Even if all imaginable technical measures were taken (potentially hurting industry’s competitive positions), it would still be impossible to reduce CO2 emissions to the levels mandated by the Kyoto Protocol. ‘Joint implementation programs’ and the underground storage of CO2 (which is expensive) will still be necessary.

5 During this period, the chemical sector developed substitutes for phosphate detergents, covenants were established to reduce packaging materials, and the production of mercury batteries was halted. The industrial and energy sectors drastically reduced SO 2 and heavy metal emissions. The 20 The changing ecological arena agricultural sector greatly improved manure disposal systems and the nutrient content of fodder. Soil sanitation programs were intensified, requiring significant additional funding, and new sites for the disposal of hazardous waste and radioactive waste were established.

Efforts aimed only toward ecological health and integrity ... may produce trivial results at best. ’ (Gladwin et al. 1995: 879) When looking at the ecological, economic and social arenas separately, it is clear that they share an interest in sustainable management of the natural environment. e. stocks of air, water, soil and biodiversity). Also, 34 The changing ecological arena resources must be safeguarded from hazards, such as floods and explosions, and from noise and odour pollution. The economic arena Food security and the supply of energy and raw materials must be guaranteed through adequate maintenance of the natural environment (including stocks of biodiversity, energy and raw materials).

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