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Services, the environment and the NAFTA

  • Zhongxiang Zhang
Editorial

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 services trade in North America, this special issue not only contributes to deepening our understanding of the key issues in the services and environment debate but also helps to formulate mutually supportive services and environmental policies.

Keywords

NAFTA Services and environment linkages Trucking sector Tourism sector Foreign direct investment Environmental industry Environmental goods and services Mexico The United States 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Program, East–West CenterHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Center for Energy Economics and Strategy StudiesFudan UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Centre for Environment and DevelopmentChinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina
  4. 4.China Centre for Urban and Regional Development ResearchPeking UniversityBeijingChina

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