The Paris Economic Summit and the International Environmental Agenda: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on International Economic Policy, Trade, Oceans and Environment of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, First Session, August 3, 1989, Volume 4
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on International Economic Policy, Trade, Oceans, and Environment
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1990 - Balance of trade - 55 pages
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Page 17 - A country could exhaust its mineral resources, cut down its forests, erode its soils, pollute its aquifers, and hunt its wildlife and fisheries to extinction, but measured income would not be affected as these assets disappeared.
Page 51 - We strongly advocate common efforts to limit emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which threaten to induce climate change, endangering the environment and ultimately the economy.
Page 28 - The increasing complexity of the issues related to the protection of the atmosphere calls for innovative solutions. New instruments may be contemplated. We believe that the conclusion of a framework or umbrella convention on climate change to set out general principles or guidelines is urgently required to mobilize and rationalize the efforts made by the international community.
Page 28 - ... encourage them to take environmentally desirable action, economic incentives may include the use of aid mechanisms and specific transfer of technology. In special cases, ODA debt forgiveness and debt for nature swaps can play a useful role in environmental protection. We also emphasize the necessity to take into account the interests and needs of developing countries in sustaining the growth of their economies and the financial and technological requirements to meet environmental challenges.
Page 27 - March 17, 1989 Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee, I am very pleased to be given this opportunity to discuss with you the results of my recent activities concerning protection of the global environment, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency's draft report entitled, Policy Options for Stabilizing Global Climate.
Page 34 - ... consideration to the legal aspects of environment at the international level. 48) We advocate that existing environment institutions be strengthened within the United Nations system. In particular, the United Nations Environment Program urgently requires strengthening and increased financial support. Some of us have agreed that the establishment within the United Nations of a new institution may also be worth considering.
Page 29 - ... environment for future generations. Scientific studies have revealed the existence of serious threats to our environment such as the depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer and excessive emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases which could lead to future climate changes. Protecting the environment calls for a determined and concerted international response and for the early adoption, worldwide, of policies based on sustainable development.
Page 26 - Notes the agreement of the Response Strategies Working Group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...
Page 46 - ... grounds for polluting waste. There is a particular problem with the deterioration of coastal waters. To ensure the sustainable management of the marine environment, we recognize the importance of international cooperation in preserving it and conserving the living resources of the sea. We call for relevant bodies of the United Nations to prepare a report on the state of the world's oceans. We express our concern that national, regional and global capabilities to contain and alleviate the consequences...