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Beyond Trade: Broadening the Globalisation Governance Agenda

Pierre Marc Johnson1
with Karel Mayrand

Pierre Marc Johnson
Heenan Blaikie
1250 Boul. René Lévesque Ouest, suite 2500
Montréal (Québec)
H3B 4Y1
Dr. Pierre Marc Johnson is Senior Counsel with the Canadian law firm Heenan Blaikie. A former premier of the province of Quebec, he has taught law at McGill University and lectures in various fora, and participates regularly in many UN negotiations. He is an advisor to the North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation, and was vice-chair of the National Round Table on Environment and the Economy and chair of its foreign policy committee from 1990 to 1997. Dr. Johnson is co-author of The Environment and NAFTA: Understanding and Implementing the New Continental Law (Island Press, Washington DC, 1996) and has published many essays and articles on development in the context of globalisation.


  1. Introduction
  2. The Multiple Faces of Globalisation: The Diversity of Change?
    The Growth of Trade
    The Explosion of Financial Flows
    Increased Demographic Pressures
    The Information Revolution
    The Geography of Globalisation: A New North-South Divide
    The Vertical Loss of Sovereignty: More Room for More New Actors
    The Environmental Impacts of Growth
  3. The WTO and Environmental Governance: Reconciling the Multilateral Trade Regime with Sustainable Development
    Seattle: The Convergence of Divisions
    Environmental Regulations and Market Access
    Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property
    Precautionary Principle and the Relationship with Multilateral Environmental Agreements
    Trade-Distorting and Environmentally Damaging Subsidies
    Transparency and Participation
    The Need for Institutional Reform and a New North-South Bargain
  4. The Building Blocks of "Globalisation Governance": Charting the Non-Trade World
    Implementing the 1990s Conferences, Action Plans, and Environmental Conventions
    From Official Development Assistance to an Integrated Approach to Financial Transfers
    Inter-Institutional Activities
    Good Governance
    Innovative Institutional Responses to the Challenges of Global Governance
  5. A New Deal for Globalisation: Mapping an Integrated Agenda for Policymakers
    Harmonising the Trade and Non-Trade Agendas in the WTO Regime
    Implementing the 1990s Action Plans and Programs
    Broadening Global Governance
    Seizing Upcoming Opportunities
  6. Conclusion: Calling on an Accountable Virage

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