March 08, 2011

Ecosystems Services

Ecosystems Services

American Bar Association
Standing Committee on Environmental Law
Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
Section of Business Law
Section of State and Local Government Law
Section of Science and Technology Law

RESOLVED , that the American Bar Association urges that federal, state, territorial and tribal governments, when considering and approving legislation, regulations and policies, preserve and enhance the benefits that people derive from ecosystems, with due regard for economic, human and social impacts; 

FURTHER RESOLVED , that the American Bar Association urges the United States Government to engage in active discussions and to negotiate treaties or other agreements with the Canadian and Mexican governments to address cross-border ecosystem services issues in a coordinated and collaborative manner.

Adopted by the ABA House of Delegates, February 11, 2008, Los Angeles, CA.

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