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Exploring the Relationship between Enviromental Regulation and Competitiveness - Literature Review - SD14012

Phase 1 of this study is a literature review of the available evidence on the relationship between environmental regulation and (international) competitiveness.

There are three main issues to consider:
- how to define competitiveness;
- the validity of the conventional argument that regulation reduces competitiveness through raising costs to business and;
- the validity of the Porter hypothesis suggesting that environmental regulation could spur technological growth, leading oto an increase in productivity and providing greater environmental protection.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Exploring the links between Environmental Regulation and Competitiveness: A Literature Review   (775k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2006

Cost: £15,517
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Economic Research              
Environmental Impact              
Environmental Performance              
International Trade              
Sustainable Development