Cement - the hidden polluter?
Read the article The unheralded polluter: cement industry comes clean on its impact and then consider answers to the questions below. You can either read the article in the window below or you can follow the previous link to read the article in a separate window.
Define the terms:
- External costs
- Social costs.
With reference to the article, identify the main external costs resulting from the production of cement.
Analyse the extent to which there is a "trade-off between development and sustainability" as identified by Dimitri Paplexopoulos, managing director of Titan Cement.
Discuss policies that governments could adopt to try to move the market for cement to a more socially optimal equilibrium.