Environment - Robust Development While Managing Risks - 5

The government doesn't have the same long-term motivation as a …

Resolution #136: Environment - Robust Development While Managing Risks - 5 (Official French version)

The government doesn't have the same long-term motivation as a private business owner to protect the environment. The wealth of the owner depends on good management of resources. If they wants to be able to take advantage of the resource as long as possible and produce the greatest benefit when they disposes of it. They has a greater incentive than the government to preserve and improve its value and usefulness. A market economy promotes better use of resources since companies will be looking to maximize their profits by reducing costs and minimizing the amount of resources they consume.