Trade and Environment: Difficult Policy Choices at the Interface

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Shahrukh Rafi Khan
Zed Books, 2002 - 253 pages
International trade and environmental protection are issues that continually arise on the global policy agenda. This book seeks to clarify the issues, detailing how trade impacts on the environment, and the effects that environmental concerns can have on trade. The authors demonstrate that it is in the interest of Third World countries to take environmental concerns seriously - to protect their resources and also gain greater access to Northern markets. Several strategies and policies are examined, including greener, cleaner production processes and setting ISO 14000-compatible environmental standards.

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Contents

The Trade Investment and Environment Interface
7
Northern
17
Alternative Public Regimes for Achieving Environmental
29
The Case
84
Pakistans Response
124
The Need for an International Investment Regime
169
An Agenda for Change
207
Towards a New Global Agenda on Trade and Sustainable
213
Summary and Concluding Considerations
234
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Shahrukh Rafi Khan is Executive Director at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan (SDPI). His academic consluting has included a project on home based workers for UNICEF, and a project on Trade and Sustainable Development for IISD/IUCN. His published works include 'Do World Bank and IMF Policies Work?' (Macmillan, London, 1999)

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