With the rapid technological and industrial development in the world and the increasing intercourse between countries and people - especially in the fields of technology and trade - the risks of environmental catastrophes with international, (i.e. transboundary) consequences increase all the time. This is, unfortunately, the price that our consumer society has to pay for its demands for a higher standard of living. There exists a conflict between technological progress and the environment.
"Current Trends in International Civil Liability For Environmental Damage,"
Annual Survey of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 1
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.ggu.edu/annlsurvey/vol1/iss1/8