STI Review, Volume 1999 Issue 2 Special Issue on Sustainable Development: Special Issue on Sustainable Development

Private and public investments in the development and diffusion of clean technologies are key to achieving sustainable development goals. What is the role of government vs. that of industry? How can governments encourage enterprises to adopt environmental management strategies? Why is it important that the prices of goods and services fully reflect their environmental costs and benefits? Do government programmes for research, technology diffusion, technology verification, green procurement, pollutant reporting and increasing consumer awareness have an effect on the behaviour of firms with regard to the environment? These and related questions are explored in this issue of the STI Review, which draws on research being conducted as part of the OECD Three-Year Project on Sustainable Development.