Jason Morrison – USA

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And linked with our presentation of Economic Globalization and the Environment.

Jason Morrison is director of the Pacific Institute’s Economic Globalization and the Environment Program, where he is currently studying private sector environmental initiatives, performance-based regulatory innovation, and voluntary international standards.

Jason Morrison – USA

Since 1997, Mr. Morrison has focused on the international environmental management standards – ISO 14000. He is a member of the US Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 207 (the body that develops the ISO 14000 standards), as well as a U.S. delegate to TC 207 on standards pertaining to ecolabeling and environmental communications. He currently serves as Chair of the ISO/TC 207 NGO Task Group.

Mr. Morrison has also been investigating the emerging use of Environmental Management Systems (EMSs) in public policy. He is a board member of the Multi-State Working Group on EMSs (MSWG), a coalition of state and federal agencies investigating the role of EMSs in performance-based regulatory innovation. He sits on the EMS Advisory Council for NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd. and is an Advisory Committee member of the National Biosolids Partnership EMS Initiative. Mr. Morrison holds a Master’s Degree from Boston University’s Center for Energy and Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego. In 1994, Mr. Morrison was a fellow with the Americans and World Affairs Fellowship Program in Berkeley, California.

In addition to working on issues relating to international environmental standards and regulatory innovation, Mr. Morrison has conducted research on the sustainable management of freshwater resources and water planning in the southwestern U.S. His past research includes work on restoration of the Salton Sea in California and binational water management in the Colorado River border region. (Read more on his website on the Pacific Institute).

Recent Publications:

Morrison, J., K. Cushing, Z. Day, and J. Speir. 2000. Managing a Better Environment: Opportunities and Obstacles for ISO 14001 in Public Policy and Commerce. Pacific Institute report. Oakland, California.

Cohen, M., J. Morrison, and E. Glenn. 1999. Haven or Hazard: The Ecology and Future of the Salton Sea. Pacific Institute report. Oakland, California.

Morrison, J. and P. Gleick. 1998. ìWater Resources Supply and Use in the Colorado River Basin.î in Transboundary Freshwater Resources of North America. Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Montreal, Canada.

Postel, S., J. Morrison, and P. Gleick. 1998. ìAllocating Fresh Water to Aquatic Ecosystems: The Case of the Colorado River Delta.î Water International. Volume 23 No. 3. September 1998.

Morrison, J. 1997. ìAn Analysis and Comparison of Two ISO 14001 EMS Pilot Project Evaluation Models.î Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Pacific Institute working paper. Oakland, California.

Morrison, J. 1997. ìWater Resource Depletion.î in Life-Cycle Stressor-Effects Assessment (LCSEA): A Framework for Integrating Life-Cycle Impact Assessment with Environmental Assessment Techniques. A Practitionerís Manual. editors Rhodes, Kommonen, and Lindfors. Stockholm, Sweden.

Morrison, J., S. Postel, and P. Gleick. 1996. The Sustainable Use of Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin. Pacific Institute and Global Water Policy Project report. Oakland, California.

Morrison, J., P. Gleick, P. Loh, S. Gomez. 1996. “Sustainable Water Management in California: Three Trends Toward Success.” in Managing Water Resources for Large Cities and Towns: Report of Beijing Water Conference. United Nations Centre for Human Settlements. Nairobi, Kenya.

Gleick, P., P. Loh, S. Gomez, J. Morrison. 1995. California Water 2020: A Sustainable Vision. Pacific Institute report. Oakland, California.

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