Importing goods from sustainable countries could lower EU’s environmental footprint
A recent study in Ecological Economics, led by Leiden environmental scientist Bertram de Boer, states that the European Union could lower its environmental footprint by carefully selecting the countries from which it imports goods. The publication was picked up by Science for Environment Policy, a news service published by the European Commission.
For more information about the results of the research, see below:
- Publication European Commission
Science for Environment Policy (19 November 2019) – Importing goods from sustainable production countries could lower EU’s environmental footprint
- Scientific publication
Bertram de Boer, João Rodrigues & Arnold Tukker (2019). Ecological Economics – Modeling reductions in the environmental footprints embodied in European Union's imports through source shifting