July 2020

July 13, 2020

International trade wins and losses don’t just show up in the stock market, but also on a nation’s environmental sustainability scores, a new study in Nature Sustainability shows.

In a first analysis of its kind, scientists at Michigan State University’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) and in China examine how international trade affected seven of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in countries trading both with other countries at a distance, as well as countries with which they shared borders.

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