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Whose Environmental Standards? Clarifying the Issues of Our Common Future

A report of the first meeting of the U.S.-Japan Task Force on the Environment

April 7, 1992

Analysts on both sides of the Pacific recognize the vital and pivotal role a United States—Japan partnership can play in addressing global environmental problems.

On April 6-7, 1992 thirty-four international environment specialists, political scientists, U.S.-Japan policy analysts, and business leaders gathered at the Carnegie Council to begin the exploration of this partnership under the theme, "Whose Environmental Standards?" Participants were asked to address the concerns of those who believe the that U.S.-Japan cooperation on the environment is key to resolving many of today's environmental crises, to focus upon the motivations and assumptions underlying policy decisions in each country, and to consider the impact of power politics on past and emerging policy.

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