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Trade and the environment in North America

  • Zhongxiang Zhang
  • Chantal Line Carpentier
Original Paper

Abstract

Environmental assessments of trade agreements remain in its infancy, and demonstrate that trade in itself will not green our economies. By examining various aspects of the environmental effects of trade in North America, this special issue not only contributes to deepening our understanding of the key issues in the trade and environment debate, but also helps to formulate mutually supportive trade and environmental policies.

Keywords

NAFTA Trade and environment linkages Environmental standards Electronic industry Agriculture Scale Technique and composition effects Investment Foreign investor Arbitration 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research ProgramEast-West CenterHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Policy and ManagementChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Centre for Environment and DevelopmentChinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina
  4. 4.China Centre for Regional Economic ResearchPeking UniversityBeijingChina
  5. 5.Trade and Environment ProgramNAFTA Commission for Environmental CooperationMontrealCanada

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