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Title:Quantifying NAFTA environmental impacts: Energy and agriculture PDF Logo
Authors:Soto Montes de Oca, Gloria
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:CSERGE working paper EDM 08-02
Abstract:After fifteen years, NAFTA has been subject to many evaluations from different perspectives, including environmental assessments. According to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), results of these evaluations show that, at the aggregate level, the environmental impacts of free trade are marginal (CEC 2004). The main sectors analyzed have been energy, agriculture, manufacturing and international transportation. In these sectors, the CEC concludes that results only indicate a concentration of some environmental impacts in specific regions, and the presence of peaks in certain key environmental indicators (CEC 2002). In this paper I argue that environmental impacts might seem marginal because although these were identified, several have been hardly quantified.
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CSERGE Working Papers: EDM - Environmental Decision Making, University of East Anglia

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