International Environmental Policy

  • Ingo Walter
Part of the Problems of Economic Integration book series


From the outset, one of the points emphasised in this book is that nations are substantially independent and sovereign in the shaping of environmental policies. Except where transfrontier pollution (TFP) is concerned, the achievement of environmental balance at the national level — involving a more or less unique set of trade-offs and instruments — is a matter for the national political decision process. The solutions can, will and probably should differ internationally, and we have been mainly concerned with identifying and outlining the international economic implications of such differences as may arise.


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Further Reading

  1. John H. Cumberland ‘The Role of Uniform Standards in International Environmental Management’, in Problems of Environmental Economics ( Paris: O.E.C.D., 1972 ).Google Scholar
  2. Gerard Eldin, ‘The Need for Intergovernmental Cooperation and Coordination Regarding the Environment’, O.E.C.D. Observer (February 1971).Google Scholar
  3. Christian A. Herter, Jr, ‘Preserving the Environment: The International Front’, Business Economics (January 1971).Google Scholar
  4. James C. Hite et al., The Economics of Environmental Quality ( Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute, 1972 ).Google Scholar
  5. International Institute of Environmental Affairs, ‘The Human Environment: Science and International Decision-Making’, Aspen, Colo. Workshop Report, no. I (1972).Google Scholar
  6. National Academy of Sciences, Institutional Arrangements for International Environmental Cooperation ( Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences, 1972 ).Google Scholar
  7. O.E.C.D., Environment Committee, ‘Environmental Standards: Definitions and the Need for International Harmonization’, Paris: O.E.C.D. Document ENV (73)33 (II October 1973 ).Google Scholar
  8. Philip W. Quigg, ‘Organizing for Global Environmental Management’, Columbia journal of World Business (May June 1972 ).Google Scholar
  9. Anthony D. Scott, ‘Transfrontier Pollution: Are New Institutions Necessary?’, O.E.C.D. Environment Committee, Document AEU/ENV/73.IO (August 1973).Google Scholar
  10. Ingo Walter, ‘Environmental Management and the International Economic Order’, in The Future of the International Economic Order, ed. C. Fred Bergsten ( Lexington, Mass.: D. C. Heath, 1973 ).Google Scholar

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© Ingo Walter 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingo Walter
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  1. 1.Graduate School of Business AdministrationNew York UniversityUSA

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