The Costs and Benefits of Compliance with International Environmental Standards - Full Report

By Mahmood A. Khwaja, Shahrukh Rafi Khan, Shaheen Rafi Khan, Mahvash Saeed Qureshi on September 10, 2003
The research quantifies the micro level costs and benefits associated with compliance with international environmental standards in the textile and leather sectors, assesses the role of the public and private sectors in implementing pollution mitigation measures and identifies existing gaps. The analysis confirms the win-win premise that both efficiency and environmental gains result from compliance with international environmental standards. A combination of importer specifications and efficiency gains ensure compliance within the universe of exporters. At the same time, certain grey areas relating to transparency and accountability need to be explored further.

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IISD, 2003