Thinking Urged on the Free Trade Agreement's Environmental Impact
A study into the possible environmental impacts of the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement predicted significant effects from the large expected increases agricultural production and transport, but has, more importantly, drawn attention to the need for formal assessment of the underlying environmental effects of Trade agreements, including from integral legal and policy issues.
The study was commissioned by independent think-tank OzProspect because 'the Australian Federal government has commissioned two studies to assess the economic impact of the agreement, but unlike in the US where environmental reviews are legislated, it has not conducted any research into the potential environmental impact of the Agreement.
The economic modelling of the AUSFTA, prepared by …
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Publication information: Article title: Thinking Urged on the Free Trade Agreement's Environmental Impact. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Ecos. Issue: 118 Publication date: January-March 2004. Page number: 4. © 1999 CSIRO Publishing. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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