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Environmental Reviews of Trade Agreements

Assessing the North American Experience

December 21, 2001 30 pages

Environmental Reviews of Trade Agreements

Assessing the North American Experience

December 21, 2001 30 pages

Description

Beginning in the late 1990s, canada and the united states began requiring “environmental reviews (ers)” of all trade agreements to be negotiated by each government. the purpose of these reviews is to help identify potential environmental effects of trade agreements, both positive and negative, in order to facilitate responses to such effects throughout the negotiation and implementation processes. This paper outlines how ers have evolved in north america, and evaluates the different methodological approaches that have been employed in ers thus far.

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Document Type: Background paper