Sustainable Consumption and Global Trade: Complementary or Contradictory?

By Ros Howell.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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This paper draws on eco-footprinting methodologies and environmental economics to investigate criteria for determining the sustainability of global trading systems.

Keywords: Sustainable Consumption, Globalisation, Free Trade, Fair Trade, Environmental Externalities, Ecological Footprinting

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 1, Issue 5, pp.137-144. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.766MB).

Ms Ros Howell

Ros Howell is an environmental economist with broad-ranging interests in the sustainable development agenda, ranging from the application of environmental technologies through to environmental policy, economics and environmental ethics and philosophy. Coming from an interdisciplinary background, she has taught on a variety of higher education courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in subjects including environmental policy and sustainable development, environmental economics, environmental ethics, environmental decision-making, and water and waste management. Her recent research interests include ecological footprinting, and also the sustainability of food and farming systems. She is a lay member of the UK Government's Advisory Committee on Pesticides, which involves assessing relative risks of a variety of approaches to pest control in agricultural systems, and also ways in which stakeholder views can be taken into account when making important decisions concerning environmental quality. She is also a member of the UK Higher Education Academy.


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