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Environmental Responsibility in World Trade

Report/paper, 87 pages

The aim of this British Council conference, held in September 1998, was to identify shared priorities and build confidence in making the world trade system work for sustainable development. Over a hundred participants from more than 40 countries attended the conference. This report contains the texts of all the speeches made, as well as summaries of the working groups and Q&A sessions. Edited by Jake Reynolds, the report also draws on information from the conference workbook and conference notes, written by SCATI researchers. It captures the wealth of practical policy and commercial issues raised at the conference, and shows that the imperative of bringing trade and the environment together is not just an issue for governments; it is also becoming an everyday reality for businesses throughout the world.

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