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Environmental impacts of Lomé trade agreement and Fiji's sugar exports

Kumar, P. and Prasad, Biman C. (2004) Environmental impacts of Lomé trade agreement and Fiji's sugar exports. Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji, 2 (1). pp. 78-112. ISSN 1728-7456

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Trade agreements are seen as essential instruments to support economic growth. There, however, exist strong possibilities that as trade expands, the environment could be severely damaged by putting pressure on natural resources and the ecosystem. Benefits of trade agreements could be ambiguous. It is, thus, imperative to ascertain whether trade agreements contribute to sustainable development endeavours. The paper focuses on assessing the environmental effects of the Sugar Protocol of the Lome Convention. It argues that there are deficiencies in the current institutional mechanism at the national level, and a lack of monitoring and evaluation at the ACP-EU level, to minimize the environmental problems associated with the Lome trade agreement.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2004 05:46
Last Modified: 07 May 2012 05:33

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