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Screening Foreign Investments
An environmental Guide for Policy Makers and NGOs
Compiled by Kenny Bruno
Third World Network
ISBN: 983-9747-11-8
80 pages, 18.5x26.5cm
Third World: US$5.00
Others: US$8.00

The destruction of our environment is now recognised as one of the greatest threats to humankind and the Earth itself.

There is now a growing realisation that transnational corporations (TNCs) have contributed greatly to this environmental deterioration as they are the major users of polluting technologies. With the spread of foreign investments, concern has increased about TNC practices and the transfer of hazardous technologies

Unfortunately, there is presently no system for eliminating or identifying transfer of such technologies. It is hoped that this book will change that. It explains the importance of screeing foreign investments and provides guidelines and valuable information on how to evaluate and screen such investments for their potential environmental, health and safely impacts.

CONTENTS

Foreword

Chapter 1
Introduction: Foreign investments and environmental concerns

Chapter 2
The Principle of Precautionary Action: Definition and Implementation

Chapter 3
Freedom of Information

Chapter 4
Environmental Impact Assessments and Audits

Chapter 5
Strict Civil Liability

Chapter 6
Public Participation and Training

Chapter 7
Pollution Prevention and Clean Production

Chapter 8
A Register of Toxic Technologies

Chapter 9
Model Contractual Clauses

Annex I: Guidelines for Environmental Review of Industrial Projects Evaluated by Developing Countries

Annex II: Clean Production Contact and Reference List

 


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