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Part III The Social Dimension, 14 Environmental Issues

From: Multinational Enterprises & the Law (2nd Edition)

Peter T Muchlinski

From: Investment Claims (http://oxia.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved. date: 21 March 2023

Sustainable development — Precautionary principle — Equitable principles — Pollution — Environmental disputes
The globalization of production and services provision by MNEs has created a heightened sense of awareness concerning the potential for transnational environmental harm that the activities of such firms might create. On the other hand, MNEs may also be seen as the main repositories of modern, environmentally friendly, technology, and as the most advanced experts on environmentally sound management practices.1 This chapter will consider not only issues of control and regulation, that seek to prevent environmental harm from arising out of the activities of MNEs, but...
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