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Greening the Americas : NAFTA's lessons for hemispheric trade / edited by Carolyn L. Deere and Daniel C. Esty.

Contributor(s): Deere-Birkbeck, Carolyn, 1973- | Esty, Daniel CMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2002. Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 382 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780262271387; 0262271389; 058543686X; 9780585436869Subject(s): North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) | North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (1993 September 13) | North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (1993 September 13) | North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) | Free trade -- Environmental aspects -- North America | Free trade -- Environmental aspects -- Mexico | Environmental policy -- North America | Green movement -- North America | NATURE -- Natural Resources | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Environmental Economics | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Green Business | Environmental policy | Free trade -- Environmental aspects | Green movement | Mexico | North America | ENVIRONMENT/Environmental Politics & Policy | ECONOMICS/Trade & DevelopmentGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Greening the Americas.DDC classification: 333.7 LOC classification: HF1746 | .G74 2002ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Trade and the environment in the Americas: overview of key issues / Carolyn L. Deere, Daniel C. Esty -- I. Lessions from the NAFTA environmental negotiations -- Mexican view on trade and environment / Javier Mancera -- No room for the environment: the NAFTA negotiations and the Mexican perspective on trade and the environment / Gustavo Alanis-Ortega, Ana Karina González-Lutzenkirchen -- Mexico's NAFTA trauma: myth and reality / Mónica Araya -- Did Mexico suffer economically from the NAFTA's environmental provisions? / Eric Miller -- Negotiating the NAFTA: political lessons for the FTAA / Frederick W. Mayer -- II. Environmental performance of the NAFTA -- Industrial pollution in Mexico: did the NAFTA matter? / Kevin P. Gallagher -- Zea Mays: effects of trade liberalization of Mexico's corn sector / Alejandro Nadal -- Investment regime for the Americas: challenges and opportunities for environmental sustainability / Howard Mann, Mónica Araya -- III. NAFTA's environmental provisions -- Trade and environment in the FTAA: learning from the NAFTA / Richard Fisher -- North American agreement on environmental cooperation: rowing upstream / Blanca Torres -- Limits to cooperation: a Mexican perspective on the NAFTA's environmental side agreement and institutions / Laura Carlsen, Hilda Salazar -- IV. Linking trade and environment in the Americas -- Environmental characteristics of South American exports / Marianne Schaper -- Trade and the environment in the FTAA: a Chilean perspective / Mario Matus, Edda Rossi -- Latin American agenda for a trade and environmental link in the FTAA / Eduardo Gitli, Carlos Murillo -- Civil society and the environment: an environmentalist's agenda for sustainable trade and investment in the Americas / Douglas Jake Caldwell -- Sustainability and hemispheric integration: a review of existing approaches / Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Nicola Borregaard -- Trade and environment: reflections on the NAFTA and recommendations for the Americas / Carolyn L. Deere, Daniel C. Esty.
Summary: Attention to environmental issues is vital if the full potential economic benefits of international trade are to be realized. Greening the Americas offers a number of analytically rigorous proposals to ensure that economic integration in the Western Hemisphere proceeds in an environmentally sustainable and politically sensible manner. The chapters review the history of the environmental negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), explore the treaty's economic and environmental impacts, and draw lessons that can be applied to the ongoing Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) negotiations. Greening the Americas analyzes in detail NAFTA's environmental elements, highlighting those provisions that should be included in future agreements and those that should be amended or dropped. The book includes contributions from a diverse set of participants in the debate about how to link environmental policy and trade agreements. The perspectives range from the broadly optimistic about environmental effects of trade and trade liberalization to a more pessimistic view of the economic and social effects of open markets and economic integration. What unites all of the contributions is a commitment to engage constructively in the policy dialogue over how best to integrate trade and environmental policy making in the Americas.
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"Many of the papers included in this volume were first presented and discussed in the Spring of 2000 at a conference on lessons from the NAFTA for the FTAA"--Preface.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Trade and the environment in the Americas: overview of key issues / Carolyn L. Deere, Daniel C. Esty -- I. Lessions from the NAFTA environmental negotiations -- Mexican view on trade and environment / Javier Mancera -- No room for the environment: the NAFTA negotiations and the Mexican perspective on trade and the environment / Gustavo Alanis-Ortega, Ana Karina González-Lutzenkirchen -- Mexico's NAFTA trauma: myth and reality / Mónica Araya -- Did Mexico suffer economically from the NAFTA's environmental provisions? / Eric Miller -- Negotiating the NAFTA: political lessons for the FTAA / Frederick W. Mayer -- II. Environmental performance of the NAFTA -- Industrial pollution in Mexico: did the NAFTA matter? / Kevin P. Gallagher -- Zea Mays: effects of trade liberalization of Mexico's corn sector / Alejandro Nadal -- Investment regime for the Americas: challenges and opportunities for environmental sustainability / Howard Mann, Mónica Araya -- III. NAFTA's environmental provisions -- Trade and environment in the FTAA: learning from the NAFTA / Richard Fisher -- North American agreement on environmental cooperation: rowing upstream / Blanca Torres -- Limits to cooperation: a Mexican perspective on the NAFTA's environmental side agreement and institutions / Laura Carlsen, Hilda Salazar -- IV. Linking trade and environment in the Americas -- Environmental characteristics of South American exports / Marianne Schaper -- Trade and the environment in the FTAA: a Chilean perspective / Mario Matus, Edda Rossi -- Latin American agenda for a trade and environmental link in the FTAA / Eduardo Gitli, Carlos Murillo -- Civil society and the environment: an environmentalist's agenda for sustainable trade and investment in the Americas / Douglas Jake Caldwell -- Sustainability and hemispheric integration: a review of existing approaches / Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Nicola Borregaard -- Trade and environment: reflections on the NAFTA and recommendations for the Americas / Carolyn L. Deere, Daniel C. Esty.

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Attention to environmental issues is vital if the full potential economic benefits of international trade are to be realized. Greening the Americas offers a number of analytically rigorous proposals to ensure that economic integration in the Western Hemisphere proceeds in an environmentally sustainable and politically sensible manner. The chapters review the history of the environmental negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), explore the treaty's economic and environmental impacts, and draw lessons that can be applied to the ongoing Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) negotiations. Greening the Americas analyzes in detail NAFTA's environmental elements, highlighting those provisions that should be included in future agreements and those that should be amended or dropped. The book includes contributions from a diverse set of participants in the debate about how to link environmental policy and trade agreements. The perspectives range from the broadly optimistic about environmental effects of trade and trade liberalization to a more pessimistic view of the economic and social effects of open markets and economic integration. What unites all of the contributions is a commitment to engage constructively in the policy dialogue over how best to integrate trade and environmental policy making in the Americas.

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