Chapter 1.2. Sustainable Development and Regulation

  1. Professor Dr. Carlos A. M. Afonso2 and
  2. Professor Dr. João G. Crespo3
  1. Diana Cook and
  2. Kevin Prior

Published Online: 9 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527606602.ch1b

Green Separation Processes: Fundamentals and Applications

Green Separation Processes: Fundamentals and Applications

How to Cite

Cook, D. and Prior, K. (2005) Sustainable Development and Regulation, in Green Separation Processes: Fundamentals and Applications (eds C. A. M. Afonso and J. G. Crespo), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606602.ch1b

Editor Information

  1. 2

    CQFM, Department of Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal

  2. 3

    REQUIMTE/CQFB, Department of Chemistry, FCT/Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus da Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal

Author Information

  1. CookPrior Associates, 6 High Street, Sutton in Craven, Keighley, Yorkshire BD20 7NX, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 25 MAY 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309856

Online ISBN: 9783527606603



  • green chemistry;
  • sustainable development;
  • regulation;
  • environmental policy;
  • environmental policy instruments;
  • government subsidies


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

    • Sustainable Development and the European Union

    • Why Regulation is Required to Achieve Sustainable Development

    • Environmental Policy and Innovation

  • Environmental Policy Instruments

    • “Command and Control” Regulation

    • Government Subsidies

    • Alternative Approaches

  • Future Trends and Challenges

  • The Implications for Green Separation Processes

  • Conclusion