Environmental Regulation and Growth: Impact on Sustainable Economic Growth

  • Jonathan Fisher
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Environmental Policy and Regulation book series (PSEPR)


There is considerable concern about the economic impacts of environmental regulations. Jonathan Fisher, former Environment Agency (EA) Economics Manager and now the Director of Jonathan Fisher Environmental Economics, reviews the available evidence on this subject. Section 2.2 presents estimates of the costs and benefits of environmental regulations. Section 2.3 reviews the available evidence on the impacts of environmental regulations on economic growth and competitiveness. Section 2.6 reviews current and recent developments of EU environmental regulations. Section 2.6.1 then examines the implications of Brexit for UK environmental regulations. Finally, Sect. 2.7 sets out some best practice principles to improve the impacts of environmental regulation on sustainable economic growth, innovation and technical change.


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