Resource Pointer #32
May 17, 1995
For copies of the following resources, please contact
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Environment and Taxation: The Cases of the Netherlands,
Sweden and the United States, 1994.* Organization for
Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Discusses
ways taxes can be used to promote environmental
protection in general and focuses on the specific eco-
taxes implemented in these three countries. Reviews
existing eco-taxes, including taxes on pesticides, and
examines policy debates and the effects of taxes on
environmental objectives. Shows that taxes on pesticide
use have not been implemented in a significant way in
any of these countries, although Sweden uses revenue
from pesticide taxes to fund agricultural extension and
environmental research. 143 pp. US$20. Marketing
Officer, OECD Publications and Information Center, 2001
L Stree NW., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036; phone
*Renewing the United Nations System, 1994.* Erskine
Childers with Brian Urquhart. Fourth in series of
studies on improvement of the UN emphasizes how to
better equip the system for a new era. Discusses the
selection process of the Secretary-General, the
appointment of the executive heads, and recommends
creating some new features, such as a UN executive
committee, a UN Parliamentary Assembly, a UN Council on
Diversity and a UN Humanitarian Security Police and
Ombudsman for Human Rights. Includes chapter on the role
and possibilities of NGOs within the UN system. 213 pp.
Free of charge. Ford Foundation, Office of
Communications, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY
10017; phone (212) 573-5169.
*Data Requirements for Pesticide Registration in OECD
Member Countries: Survey Results (OECD Environment
Monograph No.77), 1994.* Organisation for Economic Co-
operation and Development (OECD). Presents results of
1992-1993 survey of 17 OECD Member countries and the
Commission of the European Communities (CEC). Goal of
study is to increase OECD countries' ability to accept
each others' data and share the responsibility of
pesticide registration and re-registration. Shows that
OECD and CEC already have high degree of similarity in
data requirements, but differences exist, especially in
requirements for biological pesticides and in regulatory
approaches for pesticides other than plant protection
products. 138 pp. Marketing Officer, OECD Publications
and Information Center, 2001 L Stree NW., Suite 700,
Washington, DC 20036; phone (202) 822-3865.
*Memorias: 1er Congreso Latinoamericano y del Caribe
sobre NIM y otros Insecticidas Vegetales, 1994.* Dra.
Andrea Brechelt and Dr. Carsten Hellpap (eds.).
Compilation of papers given at Latin American conference
on the possible uses of neem tree as an alternative pest
control practice. Contains many scientific papers on
technical questions, as well as papers on social and
economic aspects of using and producing neem. 381 pp.
(Spanish only). Proyecto Dominico-Aleman, Instituto
Politecnico Loyola San Cristobal, Apartado 21064
(Huacal), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; phone 528-
4786; fax 528-4786.
*REQUEST FOR INFORMATION*
The Chemical Injury Information Network (CIIN), an
organization that focuses on multiple chemical sensitivity
(MCS), is gathering information on MCS syndrome in countries
around the world. Specifically, CIIN is looking for the
1) Estimates of MCS sufferers by country;
2) Government, medical and scientific policies and protocols
for handling MCS;
3) Names and contact information for individuals, NGOs or
government agencies that would have access to this
CIIN is collecting information on the global problem of
chemical sensitivities as part of a report for the U.S.
Interagency Taskforce on Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.
This U.S. government taskforce, formed to assess the problem
of MCS, is comprised of the Agency for Toxic Substances and
Disease Registry, the Centers for Disease Control, the
Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Defense
and the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences.
CIIN will complete the report in July 1995, therefore
information is needed as quickly as possible. Contact
information for developing countries is especially important.
Please send comments, contacts or information to Chemical
Injury Information Network, PO Box 301, White Sulphur
Springs, MT 59645; phone/fax (406) 547-2255.
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