International Trade and Green Values
Koski, Alma (2020)
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International trade has grown over the few decades rapidly, and so have the problems that it brings. Environmental degradation is one of the negative aspects of international trade, especially in developing countries. Many economists have analysed the impacts of trade, but their opinions are quite divided. Especially recent years green values have got the public’s attention for example in the form of protests. In the Paris Agreement countries have agreed to try to keep the global warming below 2 Celsius, unfortunately it is not going too well. However, all this pressure from the government as well as the public, has forced companies to develop greener alternatives such as green logistics. Still, transportation is responsible for almost quarter of Europe`s greenhouse gas emissions. In this paper is presented various economists’ opinions which some are for international trade and some that are against it in its current form. In conclusion is discussed the ethical issues of some of the economist’s opinions, the importance of sustainable development and the fact that economists will never fully agree with each other how international trade and its problems should be dealt with. The research method used in this Bachelor`s Thesis is literature review.