Greening NAFTA: The North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation

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Stanford University Press, 2003 - 324 pages
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In 1993, environmental objections to NAFTA resulted in the establishment of the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), the first international organization created to address issues related to trade and the environment. The CEC is also the first regional environmental agency in North America with innovative tools, almost unlimited jurisdiction, and unprecedented opportunities for participation by civil society at the international level.

The lessons to be drawn from the CEC s experience should be of great value to all those interested in environmental protection and economic integration, regional and global environmental organizations, and participation of civil society in international policy. Surprisingly, however, the CEC has received little scholarly attention, to date. This book is intended to fill that gap by providing a comprehensive analysis of how the organization has fulfilled, or failed to fulfill, its mandates.

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The Innovative North American Commission
The CEC Cooperative Program of Work
North American Pollutant Release and Transfer Registries
The CECs Biodiversity Conservation Agenda
The CEC and Transboundary Pollution
The CECs Trade and Environment Program
The CEC and Environmental Quality
The Environmental Impact of Mexican Manufacturing
Protecting Investors Protecting the Environment
Perspectives on the Joint Public Advisory Committee
Coordinating Land and Water Use in the San Pedro
Trade and the Environment
Citizen Submissions and Treaty Review in the NAAEC
The CEC Citizen Submissions Process

Corn in NAFTA Eight Years After

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David L. Markell is the Steven M. Goldstein Professor of Law at the Florida State University College of Law. He served as the first Director of the CEC Secretariat's Submissions on Enforcement Matters Unit. John H. Knox is Associate Professor of Law, Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University. From 1988 to 1994, he served as an attorney-adviser at the U.S. State Department, where he participated in the negotiations that led to the creation of the CEC.

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