Future of industry regulation reviewed

British experts suggest changes to favour sustainable development, balance with other policy instruments

Traditional "command and control" industry environmental regulation needs reform if it is to contribute fully to sustainable development, according to a panel of British experts. However, the group sees regulation continuing to set a framework for other policy instruments such as voluntary agreements.

Convened by environmental group the National society for clean air (NSCA) to mark its centenary, the multi-stakeholder panel's key recommendation is for greater integration of regulation with a broader focus demanded by sustainability concerns.

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