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Environmental Sustainability in Transatlantic Perspective: A by Manuela Achilles, Dana Elzey

By Manuela Achilles, Dana Elzey

Specialists from company, academia, governmental firms and non-profit imagine tanks to shape a transnational and multi-disciplinary views at the mixed demanding situations of environmental sustainability and effort protection within the usa and Germany.

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G. wind breaks, coastal protection Decline 15. Water regulation Storage and release of intermittent flow Mixed Decline Regulating services 16. Erosion regulation Soil retention 17. Water purification/treatment Watershed services including water quality Decline 18. Disease regulation Control of biotic disease vectors Mixed 19. Pest regulation Control of agricultural pests Decline 20. Pollination Crop fertilization services Decline 21. , flooding and storm mitigation Decline Cultural services 22.

Conversely, less-advanced countries are singularly well fit to produce labor-intensive goods whose manufacture requires lots of labor and little capital, which matches their low wages and their high price of capital. Economic theory thus predicts exactly the opposite of the pollution haven hypothesis. 1, which will export the dirty good and shift their industry composition toward producing the dirty good. Since advanced countries tend to have higher pollution standards, this is good news for world pollution but bad news for pollution in the advanced economies themselves.

The United States International Trade and the Environment 31 and Germany). Finally, when carefully discussing the empirical evidence, I point out that in spite of the public debate, studies for the United States indicate that technological progress – defined as the consistent reduction of emissions per unit of output – seems to have a far stronger impact on overall emissions and pollution reductions than any change in the industry composition associated with international trade. I close with a general discussion of the main implications of the analysis, and bring in the discussion of carbon taxes and global warming.

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