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Trade Liberalization and Industrial Pollution in Brazil

  • Author: UN, ECLAC
  • Publication date: June 2000
  • Page count: 48
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 00.II.G.47

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This volume attempts to estimate the effect of trade liberalization on the industrial structure and pattern of pollution emissions in Brazil. An input-output approach is used to estimate the value of production and potential pollution intensity, and estimates are undertaken using the industrial pollution projection system. One of the main findings is the decrease of the aggregate intensity of pollutant emission for the whole industrial sector, but for the export sector, the pollution intensity has been increasing after trade liberalization.