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Title Foreign direct investment and the environment / Centre for Co-operation with Non-members
Published Paris : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (136 pages) : illustrations ; 27 cm
Series OECD proceedings
OECD proceedings.
Contents Foreign direct investment and the environment: challenges and opportunities / Donald Johnston -- Summary of the conference discussion / OECD Secretariat -- Foreign direct investment and the environment: boon and bane? / Bradford Gentry -- Havens, halos and spaghetti: untangling the evidence about foreign direct investment and the environment / Lyuba Zarsky -- The environmental implications of foreign direct investment: policy and institutional issues / Gretta Goldenman -- Foreign direct investment and the environment: the role of voluntary corporate management / Jan Adams
Summary Foreign direct investment (FDI) is one of the driving forces binding countries into closer economic interdependence. The rapid increase in FDI flows has generated considerable debate about its environmental implications, in particular the impacts on environmental quality in the investment host country. A broader issue is the role of FDI in promoting sustainable development. To date, much of the debate has been polemical in nature. This volume moves the debate forward by analysing in a clear and considered manner the key issues in the FDI and environment relationship. Empirical evidence from OECD and non-OECD countries is presented and the strengths and weaknesses of policy and institutional frameworks that guide investors' environmental behaviour are discussed. In addition, the emerging role of voluntary commitments on the environment is examined. Best practices in this area are highlighted. The papers were presented at the OECD Conference on Foreign Direct Investment and the Environment held in January 1999 in The Hague
Analysis Economic growth
Environmental auditing
Environmental impact
Foreign investment
Overseas item
Sustainable development
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Also issued in print
Description based on print version record
Subject Investments, Foreign -- Environmental aspects.
Genre/Form Den Haag (1999)
Form Electronic book
Author Centre for Co-operation with Non-members.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
LC no. 00398588