Trade and the Environment

Trade, the exchange of goods and services across countries, is often viewed as an engine of economic growth. Benefits of liberalized trade include access to a larger variety of goods and services to consumers, easier access to foreign technologies, access to larger markets for producers, and increased efficiency in resource allocation. The impact of trade on the environment, however, is a contentious issue; air and water pollution, the degradation of natural habitats and loss of species, and global pollutants, particularly carbon dioxide emissions, are major concerns.


Issue Date:
2008
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/45982
Total Pages:
15
Series Statement:
Working Paper
WP 08-14




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