New combined-analysis technique explores environmental impact of European trade

Posted by aclimaadmin | 23/03/2020 | Noticias del Sector

The global production, trade and use of goods and services has a significant impact on the environment — and rates of consumption are rising.

A new study combines two assessment methods to quantify the impact of European trade on the environment. It finds that, overall, the EU was a net importer of environmental impact from 2000 to 2010, that machinery, equipment and vehicles contributed most to the EU’s export impacts and that the EU’s trade balance (import impact minus export impact) is increasing over time. The two assessment methods complement one another well and could form the basis for future country- or region-wide studies, suggest the researchers, by enabling a detailed analysis of individual steps within a product’s trade flow, while also providing a larger picture of the overall process…read more


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