Private Capital Flows and the Environment: Lessons from Latin America

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been particularly true in terms of the impacts of pesticide use. Here again, the government has the most important role to play in improving the situation, independently of consumer demand and the economic interest of the banana producers.


Notes
1
The case on pulp and paper in Brazil is by Peter H. May and Valéria Gongaives de Vinha from the Federal Rural University and the Federal University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The case on soybeans is by Ana Célia Castro and Peter H. May both from the federal Rural University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Their more detailed papers are included below as Sections 4.1. and 4.2.
2
This case is by Jorge Rivera in collaboration with Gabriel Quijandria of INCAE in Costa Rica. Their more detailed paper is included as Section 4.3.
3
Carrere, Ricardo (1997), 'The Environmental and Social Effects of Corporate Environmentalism in the Brazilian Market Pulp Industry'. Paper presented at the UNRISD/UNC International Workshop on Business Responsibility for Environmental Protection in Developing Countries, 22-25, September, Heredia, Costa Rica; Lowe, Justin ( 1993), "'A Paradise Pulped for Profit'", Earth Island Journal, 8 ( 4), p. 17.
4
The European Union has had awkward trade relationships with former Caribbean colonies. See: The Economist ( 1997), "'Expelled from Eden'", 345 ( 8048), 35-9.
5
See generally, Thrupp, Lori Ann, Gilles Bergeron and William F. Waters ( 1995), Bittersweet Harvests for Global Supermarkets, Washington, DC: World Resources Institute.
6
See generally, Cabado, Pablo, David Wier and Constance Matthiessen ( 1989), "'Will the Circle Be Unbroken?'", Mother Jones, 14 ( 5) June, 20-28; Murray, Douglas ( 1994), Cultivating Crisis: The Human Costs of Pesticides in Central America, Austin, TX: University of Texas Press; Thrupp, Lori Ann ( 1988), "'Pesticides and Policies: Approaches to Pest Control Dilemmas in Nicaragua and Costa Rica'", Latin American Perspectives, (59) 15 ( 4), Fall.
7
For general discussion of the impact of agriculture on biodiversity see: Srivastava, Jitendra P. , Nigel J. H. Smith and Douglas A. Forno ( 1996), 'Biodiversity and Agricultural Intensification: Partners for Development and Conservation' (Environmentally Sustainable Development Series and Monographs Series No. 11), Washington, DC: World Bank
8
Echeverria, Rubin G., Eduardo J. Trigo and Derek Byerlee ( 1996), Institutional Change and Effective Financing of Agricultural Research in Latin America, Washington, DC: World Bank (Technical Paper No. 330).
9
IIED ( 1996), Towards a Sustainable Paper Cycle, London: International Instittite for Environment and Development for World Business Council for Sustainable Developrhent.
10
For further discussion on harmonizing biodiversity and agricultural goals, see: Srivastava, Jitendra P., Nigel J. H. Smith and Douglas A. Fomo ( 1996), Biodiversity and Agricultural Intensification: Partners for Development and Conservation (Environmentally Sustainable Development Series and Monographs Series No. 11), Washington, DC: World Bank.
11
Spencer-Cooke, Andrea ( 1997), "'Eco-labeling Goes Bananas'", Tomorrow, September- October.
12
Mackey, Chris ( 1997), 'Going Bananas for Eco Safety: Banana Industry in Costa Rica Supports Environmental Protection', Americas ( English Edition), 49 (s) p. 3.
13
More extensive discussions of governmental investment support programs in Costa Rica

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