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Yale Report Explores Environmental Impact of Trade

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The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy has issued a report titled, Exploring Trade and the Environment: An Empirical  Examination of Trade Openness and National Environmental Performance. I am pleased to say that FedEx sponsored this report, since the issues of both trade and environmental sustainability are of great importance to us. This study came about as a result of our sponsorship of the 2010 edition of the Yale Center’s annual Environmental Performance Index, an analysis that measures the environmental performance of 163 countries.

I will not go into the report here, but you can find links to the press release and report here. An intriguing point noted in their press release, however, is the following:

“One notable finding is that a subset of developing countries, such as China, India, and Mexico, have experienced trade growth while also decreasing their greenhouse gas emissions per unit of GDP.”

This is encouraging, and it tends to support the idea that trade, and the economic growth that goes with it, increases the capacity of countries to improve their environmental performance. It also reminds me of our work on Access, which includes a great deal of data analysis. What is Access? Well, taking directly from our Access site:

“Access, put simply, is the ability to connect. Access is powered by anything that makes it easier for people and  businesses to connect with each other — whether it’s a smartphone or a  computer or the ability to ship a package overnight to anywhere in the world.  When Access expands, it empowers people with the ability and confidence to  improve their current conditions and future prospects. Access creates new opportunities, accelerates and simplifies global connections and changes what’s possible.”

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