Balancing Economic Development with Environmental Conservation: Challenges Facing the North and South

Nayomi Field


This paper critically explores how development policies tend to ignore pressing environmental concerns. In the first section development in the North and South and the Bhopal disaster will be juxtaposed to show how development without environmental governance can be deadly. The article then turns to the way in which the Sri Lankan government’s Moragahakanda Development Project strives for economic development without concern for the environment. It will be contended in this article that governments and big companies in the North and South have tended to carelessly use scarce resources for development.

Keywords: North and South, Modernization, Development, Environmental Governance, Sustainable Development, Bhopal Disaster, Moragahakanda Development Project

Received 10 July 2012; accepted 25 April 2013


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