Resource Pointer #392 (Free Trade and the Environment)
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Free Trade and the Environment: Mexico, NAFTA, and Beyond, 2004* Kevin P. Gallagher. Examines the impact of economic integration on the environment, using Mexico as an example. Investigates various commonly held beliefs on the impact of free trade on the environment, and suggests trade policies that couple environmental benefits with economic integration. 125 pages. $16.95. Contact Stanford University Press, 1450 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1124; phone (650) 723-9434; fax (650) 725-3457; email firstname.lastname@example.org; website http://www.sup.org/.
*Analysis of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) Concerning Agriculture, 2004* Steve Suppan. Considers the potential impact of the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) on farmers, and predicts the agreement will present a major setback for U.S. sugar farmers and a damaging blow to Central American farmers. 8 pages. Available as a free download at http://www.iatp.org/. Contact Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), 2105 First Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404; phone (612) 870-0453; fax (612) 870-4846; email email@example.com; website http://www.iatp.org/.
*Responsible Trade: When Bad Things Happen to Good Laws: How International Trade Pacts Threaten California’s Environmental Laws, 2004* Patrick Woodall. Explains how international trade agreements, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), place California’s environmental laws and safeguards at risk. 15 pages. Available as a free download at http://www.sierraclub.org/trade/california/ Contact The Sierra Club; 85 Second St., Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105; phone (202) 675-7907 or (415) 977-5500; fax (415) 977-5799; email firstname.lastname@example.org; website http://www.sierraclub.org/.
*Citizen’s Trade Campaign, website*http://www.citizenstrade.org/tradeagreements.php. Includes detailed information on international trade agreements such as CAFTA, FTAA, WTO, NAFTA, etc. Links provide specific information on the implications of these agreements for the environment, democratic institutions, labor rights, human rights, agriculture and access to medicine. Contact Citizens Trade Campaign, PO Box 77077, Washington, DC 20013; phone (202) 778-3320; fax (202) 293-5308; email email@example.com; website http://www.citizenstrade.org/.
*Democratizing the Global Economy, website* http://www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/. Offers an “Easy Introduction to the Global Economy” that explores the role of economics, corporate globalization, labor and corporate accountability. Presents targeted campaigns to reform global trade rules, hold corporations accountable for environmental damages, build strong and free labor, and promote fair and environmentally sustainable alternatives. Contact Global Exchange, 2017 Mission Street, #303, San Francisco, CA 94110; phone (415) 255-7296; fax (415) 255-7498; website http://www.globalexchange.org/.
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