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Fuelling the Philippine Tiger

Synopsis
After years of military dictatorship, the Philippines is now giving priority to economic development by opening its doors to international companies. This programme looks at the problems relating to the multinational corporation Shell in its business location in the Philippines. It asks how the dilemma between the apparently conflicting goals of environmental protection and economic development can be resolved. Oil companies like Shell contribute to environmental pollution, although in the Philippines, Shell prides itself as being at the forefront of environmental and safety measures, and all its industrial emissions are monitored. It is hoped that the entire population will benefit from economic growth, but it is shown here how hard it is for governments to exercise control over multinationals.
Series
Environmental Policy in an International Context, Course Du310
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1996
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Sale; 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Notes
Formerly DT210/04.
First broadcast as DU310/04 on BBC2 on 28/6/00.
Subjects
Development studies; Environmental science
Keywords
developing countries; economic change; environmental issues; multinational corporations; petroleum industries; Philippines; pollution

Credits

Producer
Mercia Seminara

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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