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Setting It Straight: A Thirtieth Anniversary Gathering ... In Memory Of The Little Tennessee River And Its Valley, Zygmunt J.B. Plater Nov 2009

Setting It Straight: A Thirtieth Anniversary Gathering ... In Memory Of The Little Tennessee River And Its Valley, Zygmunt J.B. Plater

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Distributed at an event to mark the 30th anniversary of the completing of the Tellico River Dam. The event is described as "A Reunion of Tellico Dam Resisters: farmers & landowners, sportsmen, the Eastern Band of Cherokees, & conservationts," held in Vonore, TN on November 14, 2009.


The International Organization For Standardization: Private Voluntary Standards As Swords And Shields, David A. Wirth Feb 2009

The International Organization For Standardization: Private Voluntary Standards As Swords And Shields, David A. Wirth

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

Private voluntary standards such as the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO's) 14000 series have played an increasingly important role in encouraging corporations to adopt more sustainable business models on their own initiative and not in direct response to governmentally mandated requirements. ISO standards have a number of benefits, including promoting international uniformity; elevating environmental issues within an enterprise; promoting international trade; and providing a minimal level of environmental performance in countries with less than adequate regulatory infrastructure. Concerns about ISO standards include the relationship to public regulation; and ISO 14001's essentially procedural, as opposed to performance-based, character ...


International Trade Law: Cli Background Paper No. 10, David A. Wirth Jan 2009

International Trade Law: Cli Background Paper No. 10, David A. Wirth

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

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Make Trade Rules Attuned To The Ecological Needs And Interests Of Future Generations: Cli Recommendation No. 15, David A. Wirth Jan 2009

Make Trade Rules Attuned To The Ecological Needs And Interests Of Future Generations: Cli Recommendation No. 15, David A. Wirth

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

This recommendation observes that international trade agreements as currently structured do not establish minimum standards so as to protect the climate for present and future generations. Accordingly, it advocates potential strategies that could be employed in future rounds of international trade negotiations to mobilize the international trade regime in the pursuit of climate-friendly policies. These strategies include, among others, the elimination of climate-degrading subsidies, the liberalization of trade in climate-friendly goods and services, and the promotion of climate-friendly investments (particularly in the energy sector). In addition, the recommendation proposes a modification in trade rules to account for the greenhouse-gas intensity ...