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

ISBN 9789814968010
Published May 26, 2022 by Jenny Stanford Publishing
570 Pages 94 Color & 86 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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 

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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.