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Item Description Barkenbus, Jack en_US 2008-11-19T19:18:56Z 2008-11-19T19:18:56Z 2001 en_US
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dc.description.abstract The continuation of Asia's economic development and improvement in living standards is dependent upon addressing its worsening environmental problems. While the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum is not ideally structured to deal with Asia's urgent environmental problems, it can take an important step toward improving prospects for Asia's environment by bringing civil society, specifically nongovernmental groups for the environment, into APEC deliberations. This can be done by including members of environmental organizations in: (1) APEC working groups and through the creation of an APEC Civil Society Advisory Council; (2) a new APEC Commission for Environmental Cooperation; and (3) policy dialog forums where contentious issues such as the environment-trade nexus are addressed. While none of these suggestions requires any basic changes to APEC's structure, they do call for tolerance, even encouragement, of a more open and collaborative APEC dialog. These changes are not only necessary for environmental improvement, but also for ensuring that liberalized trade and investment stay on course. en_US
dc.format.extent 8 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Honolulu: East-West Center en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries AsiaPacific issues ; no. 51 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Organization) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Asia - Environmental conditions en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pacific Area - Environmental conditions en_US
dc.title APEC and the environment : civil society in an age of globalization en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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    Papers in the AsiaPacific Issues series address topics of broad interest and significant impact relevant to current and emerging policy debates. These eight-page, peer-reviewed papers are accessible to readers outside the author's discipline.

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