A discussion on the future of trade, investment and the environment. It sets out the trade, investment and environment agenda in the run-up to the Millennium Round of trade negotiations. Topics covered include: building markets for sustainable trade; environmental regulation; finance and transnational corporations; environmental regulation and international investment; and conflict resolution in the World Trade Organization. The contributors include Renato Ruggiero (WTO Director General), Brian Wilson MP (UK Trade Minister), and John Gummer MP (former UK Secretary of State for the Environment).
A strategic overview of the debate and its key features; towards win-win solutions; the role of transnational corporations; resolving key legal issues - multilateral environmental agreements, production and processing methods; conflict and resolution in the World Trade Organization; environmental regulation and international agreements; key challenges for the future.