PANNA: Resource Pointer #242


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Resource Pointer #242
October 6, 2000

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Vanishing Borders: Protecting the Planet in the Age of Globalization, 2000* Hilary French. Details how globalization has internationalized environmental issues, such as the spread of invasive species and global warming. Argues for integration of ecological considerations into rules for global commerce by reforming international treaties and institutions. Demonstrates how nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are using new communications technologies to create powerful international coalitions and how trade is helping spread environmentally beneficial products and technologies, from shade-grown coffee to wind power. 258 pp. US$13.95. Contact Worldwatch Institute, 1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036; phone (202) 452-1999; fax (202) 296-7365; email [email protected]; Web site

*Challenging Corporate Rule: The Petition to Revoke Unocal’s Charter as a Guide to Citizen Action, 1999* Robert Benson. Manual for citizen action to challenge corporate power using legal tool of corporate charter revocation. Contains complete petition to attorney general of California to ask a court to dissolve Union Oil Company of California. Includes suggestions for writing similar petitions as well as petitioner and endorser lists for Unocal petition. 161 pp. US$9.95 plus $4 for shipping. Contact Apex Press, 777 United Nations Plaza, Suite 3C, New York, NY 10017; phone (212) 972-9877; fax (212) 972-9878; to order phone/fax (800) 316-APEX; email [email protected]; Web site

*Gender Focus on the WTO, 1999* Eva Haxton and Claes Olsson, eds. Anthology of articles addressing how trade affects men and women differently. Highlights human rights and environment and includes case studies. Discusses strategies and mechanisms for influencing the World Trade Organization (WTO) to include consideration of gender issues in its work. 144 pp. US$12. Contact International Coalition for Development Action, Rue Stevín 115-1000, Brussels, Belgium; phone (32-2) 230-0430; fax (32-2) 230-5237; email [email protected]; Web site

*Trade, Environment and Sustainable Development: View from Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, a Reader, 2000* Peider Könz with Cristophe Bellmann, Lucas Assunção and Ricardo Meléndez-0rtiz, eds. Reference text includes analytical, research, commentary and case study articles from African and Latin American authors on issues in trade, environment and sustainable development. Represents variety of stakeholder viewpoints, including governments, NGOs, academics and international organizations. Clarifies relationship between trade liberalization, economic growth, poverty alleviation and environmental degradation. 445 pp. US$25. Contact Juan Patricio Navarro, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, 13, chemin des Anémones, 1219 Geneva, Switzerland; phone (41-22) 917-8492; fax (41-22) 917-8093; email [email protected]; Web site

*Assessing Environmental Effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): An Analytic Framework (Phase II) and Issues Studies, 1999* Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Analysis of major environmental changes under NAFTA taking place in North America. Discusses issues in environmental, economic, social and geographic contexts and also examines NAFTA’s influence on environment through changes in trade rules and investment access, development of new institutions, level and type of trade, foreign direct investment and other economic factors. Issue studies include environmental implications of NAFTA for maize in Mexico, feedlot production of cattle in the United States and Canada, and electricity in Canada, Mexico and the United States. 384 pp. Free. Contact Commission for Environmental Cooperation, 393, rue St-Jacques Ouest, bureau 200, Montréal (Québec), Canada H2Y 1N9; phone (514) 350-4300; fax (514) 350-4314; Web site

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