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Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy Study Finds Mixed Impact of Trade on the Environment

The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy has released a first-of-its-kind empirical study on the relationships between trade and the environment. The new report—called “Exploring Trade and the Environment: An Empirical Examination of Trade Openness and National Environmental Performance”—finds evidence that trade openness can have both positive and negative associations with environmental quality. The report’s unique data-driven approach grows out of its use of the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), a country-level global ranking released every two years by researchers at Yale’s Center for Environmental Law and Policy and Columbia University.

Continue reading on the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy website.