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    Does free trade harm the environment?

    Environmentalists argue that trade liberalization harms the environment. The decisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in particular have been the subject of much criticism. Carbaugh1 has described environmentalists' three primary assertions:

    Trade liberalization leads to a "race to the bottom" in environmental standards, You already did this one.
    Trade liberalization conflicts with morally-conscious environmental policies.
    Trade liberalization encourages trade in products that create global pollution ("pollution havens").
    In this project, you will recreate and evaluate the arguments and counter-arguments for all three of the environmentalists' assertions described above.

    For each argument and counter-argument, present the following information:

    The party you represent
    Your party's interests or objectives
    Your party's assertion
    A summary of the available evidence that supports your party's assertion and/or examples that illustrate the assertion.
    Feel free to use the Cybrary or other Web resources to help recreate the arguments.
    Please cite any information for future references.

    Be sure to note the relevant parties in the debate and their interests/objectives

    THEN collaborate to write a 4-5 page document in which you

    Summarize each argument and counter-argument. Be sure to note the relevant parties in the debate and their interests/objectives.

    Evaluate the arguments and counter-arguments. Be sure to address the following questions:
    Can the conflicting positions in these debates be resolved? If yes, how? If not, why not? Your answer should be well-reasoned and supported with examples.
    Feel free to use the Cybrary or other Web resources to help recreate the arguments.

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    "Trade liberalization conflicts with morally-conscious environmental policies"

    Party: Proponents of trade liberalization

    Interests and objectives: To oppose the argument that trade liberalization conflicts with morally conscious environmental policies and promote free trade and liberalization.

    Assertion with evidences: Trade liberalization does not conflict with morally conscious environmental policies. It can be supported from the fact that it is due to the virtue of trade liberalization and free trade only that more and more corporations and countries around the globe are sparing thoughts and resources about environmental protection. For example, several US multinational companies like Gap Inc. etc. are very strict about their sourcing and manifacturing policies in countries which act as their sourcing or manufacturing centres. They maintain strict standards in evaluating a vendor, supplier or manufacturing unit with respect to enviromental factors and compliances. Another siginificant effect of globalization towards promoting environmental friendly policies is the development of carbon trading or popularly known as the new international currency: "Carbon credits". Carbon credits is encouraging corporations to reduce their emmision via use of alternative sources of energy and replace polluting fuels like diesel.

    Some background information on carbon credits:
    A Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was adopted in Kyoto in 1997. This Kyoto Protocol establishes legally binding greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets for developing countries. The Protocol includes flexibility mechanisms to help countries meet their emission reduction targets. ...

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