1st Edition

A Triple Bottom Line Analysis of Global Consumption Economic, Environmental, and Social Effects of Pre-Pandemic World Trade 1990–2015

Edited By Joy Murray, Anne Owen, Moana Simas, Arunima Malik Copyright 2022
    570 Pages 94 Color & 86 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    570 Pages 94 Color & 86 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    This book adds a whole new dimension to the editors’ previous work on the social, economic, and environmental effects of global trade. For the first time it brings all three pillars of sustainability together into one coherent multiregional input–output (MRIO) framework. It shows the power of MRIO analysis to illuminate the local and global interdependencies of economic, environmental, and social systems and the benefits to be gained through analysing all three together. Change one thing and everything else changes. With chapters from around 60 researchers across 34 countries, this book illustrates the effect of natural resources and government policy settings 1990–2015 on the balancing act that was—and is—global trade. It provides a holistic systems’ view of how supply chains work, revealing how easily they can become fragmented and out of kilter. And within all the chaos of COVID-19 it shows how MRIO is the one tool that can help rebuild a post-pandemic global economy into a fairer, safer world.

    Part 1: Introduction 
    1. A Global Perspective on Sustainable Development 
    Kirsten S. Wiebe 
    2. Deepening of Global Value Chains 
    Norihiko Yamano and Kirsten S. Wiebe 
    3. Money Cannot Compensate for Entropy: Ecologically Unequal Exchange and the Decoupling of Economics from Reality 
    Alf Hornborg 
    4. Is It the End of World (Trade) as We Know It? Changes in Global Trade Patterns after the Outbreak of COVID-19 
    André Carrascal Incera, Esteban Fernández Vázquez, and Mònica Serrano 
    5. Meauring Impacts in Global Value Chains through Consumption-Based Accounting 
    Moana Simas 
    Part 2: Europe 
    6. Europe: A Resource-Dependent Region with Strong Sustainability-Oriented Policies 
    Moana Simas 
    7. European Union: Protecting the Environment while Securing Jobs and Growth 
    José Manuel Rueda-Cantuche 
    8. Austria 
    Barbara Plank, Nina Eisenmenger, and Dominik Wiedenhofer 
    9. Bulgaria 
    Diana Ivanova 
    10. France: International Resources for a Sustainable, Inclusive and Innovative Future? 
    Yannick Oswald 
    11. Germany 
    Lisa Becker and Christian Lutz 
    12. Italy 
    Tullio Gregori 
    13. The Netherlands 
    Glenn A. Aguilar-Hernandez, João F. D. Rodrigues, and Arnold Tukker 
    14. Norway: Rich + Green = Sustainable? 
    Carl-Johan Södersten and Sarah Schmidt 
    15. Sweden: An Environmental Success Story 
    Sarah Schmidt and Carl-Johan Södersten 
    16. The UK: A Proud Leader, or Dishonest User of Statistics 
    Simon Mair and Angela Druckman 
    17. Poland 
    Marta Baltruszewicz 
    18. Transition of Slovakia toward a Modern Market Economy 
    Martin Lábaj 
    19. Spain 
    Paola Rocchi and Juan-Manuel Valderas Jaramillo 
    Part 3: Africa 
    20. Africa as Net Exporter of Natural Resources and Pollution 
    Martin P. de Wit 
    21. South Africa: The Sideways Drift of a Jobless Coal-and-Carbon Nexus 
    Martin P. de Wit 
    22. Ghana 
    Takako Wakiyama 
    23. Kenya 
    Sofía Jiménez Calvo 
    24. Morocco 
    Patrizio Lecca and Giovanni Mandras 
    25. Malawi 
    Patrizio Lecca and Giovanni Mandras 
    Part 4: The Americas 
    26. The Americas: On Track toward Sustainable Development? 
    Jorge Gómez-Paredes 
    27. Ecuador: A Traditional Development Path 
    Jorge Gómez-Paredes, Sofía Rojo, and Jordi Cravioto 
    28. Bolivia 
    Andrés Escobar Espinoza and Bernardo Romero Torres 
    29. Nicaragua: Central America’s Green Lung. But How much Longer? 
    Sarah Schmidt and Carl-Johan Södersten 
    30. Brazil 
    Alessandra Maria Giacomin and Sergio Almeida Pacca 
    31. Colombia
    Lina I. Brand-Correa 
    32. Mexico: 20 Years of North American Free-Trade Agreement. Socio-Environmental Trends and Unequal Exchange 
    Gibran Vita 
    33. Argentina: Energy Transition to a Cleaner Economy 
    María Priscila Ramos and Carlos Adrián Romero 
    34. Chile 
    Loreto Bieritz 
    35. United States of America 
    T. Reed Miller and Catherine Benoit Norris 
    Part 5: Asia and Oceania 
    36. Asia and Oceania: Mutual Outsourcing Partners 
    Keisuke Nansai 
    37. China 
    Yafei Wang 
    38. Japan 
    Takako Wakiyama 
    39. Indonesia 
    Futu Faturay 
    40. Russia 
    Kirill Muradov 
    41. Australia: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 
    Jacob Fry, Murray Hall, and Barney Foran 
    42. New Zealand 
    John Holt 
    Part 6: Middle East 
    43. Middle East: The Dilemma of Oil, Water, and Development 
    Moslem Yousefzadeh and Syed Muhammad Hassan Ali 
    44. Iran 
    Moslem Yousefzadeh 
    45. Iraq 
    Syed Muhammad Hassan Ali 


    Joy Murray is a senior research fellow with the Integrated Sustainability Analysis (ISA) group at the School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia. Before joining ISA, Dr. Murray worked for over 25 years in education, preschool to postgraduate. She has also worked with residents of government housing estates to collaboratively develop leadership capacity.

    Anne Owen is an academic fellow at the Sustainability Research Institute at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK. Dr. Owen has a background in end-use energy demand and consumption-based energy and carbon accounting using state-of-the-art MRIO databases. She is responsible for constructing the model being used to calculate the UK’s carbon and material footprint—the statistics reported annually by the UK Government.

    Moana Simas is a researcher at the Sustainable Energy Technologies group at SINTEF, one of the largest independent research organizations in Europe. She has a background in environmental sciences and energy systems. Her current work focusses on assessing triple bottom line impacts of technology change, climate policies, and circular economy strategies on local and global value chains.

    Arunima Malik is an academic at the University of Sydney. She has expertise in undertaking Big-Data modelling of sustainability performance of products, processes, and organisations, and to quantify sustainability impacts at local, national, and global scales. She works closely with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network for undertaking assessments for quantifying spillover effects in international supply chains.