Environmental Compliance Costs And Mining Project Development
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The challenge for developing countries is how to transfer environmental awareness into policies and programmes that facilitate economic development while protecting the environment. Promoting growth, alleviating poverty, and protecting environment are mutually supportive objectives in the long run. But because economic problems are so extreme in developing countries, real trade-offs often arise between protecting the environment and satisfying basic short-run needs. Countries should not forsake environmental protection for economic returns.