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Local Consumption, Global Impacts

The Ripple Effect Throughout the Global Economy


ScienceDaily.com reports that the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies has published a special issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology.

 The issue’s focus is on Linking Local Consumption and Global Impacts.

[Articles in the special issue are freely downloadable for a limited time.]

Highlights include:

  • An assessment of the impacts of the 21st century Great Recession on income inequality and households’ carbon footprint.
  • The examination of China’s future food demand and its global implications.
  • An evaluation of child labor’s role in Indian production and global consumption
  • A look at the unequal carbon exchanges of iconic U.S. consumption items.
  • A discussion about trade openness in the context of climate-change mitigation.
  • An analysis of households’ direct and indirect material, water, and land use requirements and GHG emissions.
  • An evaluation of the carbon footprint for different household categories.
  • The creation of a global framework to reconcile top-down with bottom-up approaches to identify and evaluate the effectiveness of diverse future scenarios.


Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. “Local consumption, global consequences: Examining impacts of an interconnected world: Study investigates widening gap between where products are made, where impacts occur.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 6 July 2016. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160706131926.htm>.

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