APSNet, Special Reports

Nuclear tests in French Polynesia

In 2005 French Polynesia established an inquiry into the health and environmental impacts of the 46 atmospheric nuclear tests conducted in French Polynesia between 1966 and 1974. The Hirshon Commission report was tabled on 9 February 2006.

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New Zealand Chemical Warfare

A history of New Zealand Chemical Warfare 1845 – 1945, by Owen Wilkes, August 1993. Republished by Nautilus Institute, 17 November 2005. ISSN 0114-9199. ISBN 0-908881-06-1.

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Toxic bases in the Pacific

Radioactive and toxic chemical dumps in the Pacific: Wake Island, Johnston Atoll, Saipan and the Northern Marianas, Guam, The Philippines, Hao, Moruroa and Fangataufa. Written by Nic Maclellan. First published in 2000 by Pacific News Bulletin, PCRC, Suva, Fiji.

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Cleaning up Johnston Atoll

By Nic Maclellan (Pacific News Bulletin, 2000)

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Civil Society and Clean Shared Growth in Asia: Towards a Stakeholder Model of Environmental Governance 2-3 August 1999

1. Introduction The financial and economic crises which swept East Asia in the late 1990s signaled the need — and provided an opening for — a change of course in development strategy for Asian NICS. Central to this change is a new emphasis on the importance of “good governance,” not least to attract future foreign […]

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Communities, Markets and City Government: Innovative Roles for Coastal Cities to RedApril 14-16, 1998uce Marine Pollution in the Asia-Pacific 14-16 April 1998

Abstract As large agglomerations of both people and industry, coastal cities are important sources of marine pollution problems as well as of marine pollution solutions. Coastal cities can play a pivotal and creative role in financing water infrastructure and regulating water pollution by industry. Even if national governments are slow to act, cities can make […]

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Tumen River Area Development Program and Transboundary Water Pollution 7 January 1998

I. Northeast Asia: a Region of Regions In the late 1990s, the Tumen River Area Development Program (TRADP) has emerged as Northeast Asia’s predominant intergovernmental economic cooperation effort. The program-coordinated by the United Nations Development Program(UNDP) and comprising China, Russia, North Korea, Mongolia, and South Korea-was launched in 1991 to foster cooperation and economic development […]

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ENVIRONMENTAL COOPERATION AT APEC: THE FIRST FIVE YEARS

Founded in 1989, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) has emerged as the leading multilateral framework for trans-Pacific diplomacy. Focused primarily on economic cooperation-especially the liberalization and facilitation of regional trade and investment–APEC has included environmental issues within its purview almost since its inception. Since 1991, it has spawned a host of initiatives, including […]

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