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The Asia-Pacific is engaged in an intense process of region-building. Driven by economic integration and the end of the Cold War, regionalism is embodied in the rising stature of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC). At the same time, the need for environmental cooperation is urgent. With the world’s highest rates of economic growth, the Asia-Pacific region, especially Northeast Asia, is rapidly emerging as the source of some of the world’s worst environmental problems, including loss of biodiversity, greenhouse gas emissions, acid rain, and high levels of toxic waste pollution. In the context of economic integration, competitive market forces constrain national governments from raising their environmental commitments. Concerted approaches are needed to establish common environmental policy frameworks.
The APRENet Online Library seeks to facilitate these concerted approaches via information exchange and consensus building. Included below is the “Aprenet search filter,” which may be used to explore the Network’s archives.
Please contact the Nautilus Institute’s Environment Program at nautilus@nautilus.org for further details.
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connectivity 2.27.98

APRENet Home Nautilus Home February 27, 1998, Vol.2 No. 2 Regional News   Haze Spurs Ministerial Gathering February 24, 1998 – Sources: BBC, The Straits Times Environment Ministers from the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) met earlier this week to address the Indonesian forest fires, which are once again threatening the region’s transport, tourism, […]

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ISO 14,001 in the APEC Context: Uses, Limitations and Policy Alternatives 6.24.2000

ISO 14,001 in the APEC Context: Uses, Limitations and Policy Alternatives Naomi Roht-Arriaza Hastings College of Law Abstract APEC’s eighteen members span East Asia, Australasia and the Western Hemisphere, and include states with different kinds and levels of industrial development as well as the world’s fastest growing economies and some of the most polluted places […]

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Useful Publications relevant to International Investment Rules

Useful Publications relevant to International Investment Rules Aaronson, Susan. 2001. “Oh Behave! Voluntary Codes Can Make Corporations Model Citizens.” originally published in The International Economy; Washington DC: National Policy Association Audley, John. 2001. “A Greener Fast Track, Putting Environmental Protection into the Trade Agenda” Washington DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Buffett, Sandy; Ganzi, John; […]

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Useful Publications on International Investment Rules

Useful Publications on International Investment Rules (* requires Adobe Acrobat) Will International Investment Rules Obstruct Climate Protection Policies?* BY JACOB WERKSMAN, KEVIN BAUMERT, NAVROZ DUBASH; WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE (APRIL, 2001)   NGO Statement to the Financing for Development III Prepaporatory Committee* (MAY 2001)   Bilateral Investment Treaties in the Context of Investment Law* by Patrick […]

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Other Web Sites

Mekong River Basin Development Issues ____________________________________________________________________ Other Web Sites Trade and the Environment The International Institute for Sustainable Development’s (IISD) Trade and Sustainable Development Site. The IISD has extended its superior online capabilities to its Trade and Sustainable Development program. On this site you can find many of IISD’s publications on trade and environment issues, including reports […]

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Useful Publications relevant to International Investment Rules

Useful Publications relevant to International Investment Rules The Hemispheric Trade and Environment Forum, Quito, October 31, 2002 “Recommendations to the VII Ministerial Conference of the FTAA“ The Nautilus Institute, December 2001 “Slow-balization, Crouching Tiger Hidden Agenda, United Republic of Corporations, and Bull& Dove — Four Scenarios for Investment Governance” Final Report from the Investment Rules […]

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Trade and the Environment Documents 6.4.99

friday, june 4, 1999 Trade & the Environment Documents APEC & the Environment | Trade & the Environment APEC & the Environment Workshop: APEC and the Environment: Innovative Approaches to Trade and Environment in Asia-Pacific, October 18th, 1996, San Francisco, CA. These papers were prepared for the Trade and Environment Policy Project (TEPP) series – […]

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Bibliography of recommended reading

Bibliography of recommended reading International ‘Sustainable and Ethical’ Investment Rules Strategic Consultation Tarrytown, NY December 2-4, 2001Aaronson, Susan. 2001. “Oh Behave! Voluntary Codes Can Make Corporations Model Citizens.” originally published in The International Economy Washington DC: National Policy Association Audley, John. 2001. “A Greener Fast Track, Putting Environmental Protection into the Trade Agenda,” Working Paper […]

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connectivity 1.23.98

APRENet Home Nautilus Home January 23, 1998, Vol.2 No. 1 Regional News  Economic Downturn Curbs Oil Demand, GHG Emissions January 21, 1998 – Source: Kyodo News Service The recent financial crisis in Asia has prompted a downward trend in global oil demand projections (with a commensurate fall in carbon dioxide emissions) for 1998, according to […]

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FOCUS-on-APEC 9 Dec. 1996 Jan. 1997

FOCUS on APEC ____________________________________________________________________ FOCUS-on-APEC A regular bulletin produced by Focus on the Global South (FOCUS) Bangkok, Thailand Number 9, December 1996 / January 1997 FOCUS was designated the NGO Information/Monitoring Center on APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum) by the participants of the 1995 NGO Forum on APEC in Kyoto, Japan. It was out […]

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