Greening the Americas: NAFTA's Lessons for Hemispheric Trade

Greening the Americas: NAFTA's Lessons for Hemispheric Trade

by Carolyn L. Deere
     
 

A study of the environmental content and consequences of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the lessons to be drawn for the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas agreement.See more details below

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A study of the environmental content and consequences of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the lessons to be drawn for the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas agreement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262042123
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/09/2002
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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"This book digs in to the difficult issue of how to address environmental issues in the context of trade liberalization. The book's authors seek to understand the lessons from the NAFTA and to apply them to hemisphere-wide efforts to promote freer trade." Jaime Serra Puche , former Mexican Trade Minister and Chief NAFTA negotiator

"In a landscape of policy debate marked by polarized views, bitter protests, and a paucity of empirical data and analysis, this volume demystifies the linkages between trade and environment. Through clear analysis of the real life experience of North America with NAFTA, the book offers important practical lessons for hemispheric trade and environment issues that will help policy makers go beyond the rhetoric and into concrete action for a prosperous and environmentally secure Free Trade Area of the Americas."—Janine Ferretti, Executive Director, North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation

"A frank and thoughtful discussion that identifies practical ways to move the trade and environment issue forward. A must-read for policymakers, scholars and activists searching for ways to integrate trade and environment policy making in the Americas."—Christiana Figueres, Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Development in the Americas

"With perspectives from government officials, trade policy makers,academics, and NGOs, Greening the Americas brings to the trade and environment debate the lessons of the negotiations, agreements, and environmental consequences of NAFTA. The analysis and the options laid out for the current Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) negotiations should be read and taken into account by all interested parties."—Alejandro Jara, Ambassador of Chile to the WTO, Former Chairperson, WTO Committee on Trade & Environment, and Chairperson, negotiating group for Trade in Services

"Greening the Americas digs into the difficult issue of how to address environmental issues in the context of trade liberalization. The book's authors seek to understand the lessons from NAFTA and to apply them to hemisphere-wide efforts to promote freer trade."—Jaime Serra Puche, SAI Consultants, Former Mexican Trade Minister

"Deere and Esty and their contributors analyze the tensions that animate the trade and environment debate and explain why competing claims and objections arise. Greening the Americas charts a realistic course for designing new trade agreements that draw upon the strengths and avoid the mistakes of NAFTA. For those of us who see the trade and environment nexus as central to future progress this is essential reading."—William K. Reilly, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1989-93

"This book has it all: a thorough assessment of the NAFTA trade and environment experience, a broad range of perspectives from key experts and practitioners, and a comprehensive menu of well-thought-out specific proposals to break the political deadlock. A landmark study, this collection will serve as a reference point for everyone in the field."—Jose Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs,Director, Trade Unit, OAS, Former Trade Minister, Costa Rica

"Fiorino's book provides a cogent explanation of how environmental policy got where it is, our successes and our failures. It offers critical insight into the task of crafting a new array of policy tools to tackle the formidable environmental challenges we face today."—William K. Reilly, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1989-93

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