The Links between the Environment and Trade Globalization and the trade practices and policies that accompany it are rapidly changing the face of the planet. It is clear that as global trade has increased within the framework of globalization, so too has the negative consequences of such global trade. French describes the world ecology within the context of globalization as being the global commons and this is an apt term for what the world has become. Trade and commerce occurs throughout the world without respect to borders or geographic barriers because of the increased efficiency in technology and transportation mechanisms. Often, the by-product of such technology and transportation networks is pollution or, as economists might put it,...The end:
.....ns. If each local population has a vested interest in how its production bases affect the actual environment in which they live, they will be less inclined to adopt harmful production practices that adversely affect the environment. References Bhagwati, J. (1993). The Case for Free Trade. Scientific American. Daly, H. (1993). The Perils of Free Trade. Scientific American. French, H. (2000). Coping with Ecological Globalization. State of the World 2000, WorldWatch Institute. Gardner, G. & Prugh, T. (2008). Seeding the Sustainable Economy. State of the World, WorldWatch Institute. Lester, B. (1998). The Future of Growth. State of the World 1998, WorldWatch Institute. Moyers, B. (2001). Report: Earth on the Edge. World Resources Institute.