Linking Local Consumption to Global Impacts

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May 19, 2016
Author: 
Klaus Hubacek, Kuishuang Feng, Bin Chen, and Shigemi Kagawa

 

Abstract

Globalization increases the interconnectedness of people and places around the world through markets, flows of capital, labor, services, information, and human migration. In such a tightly connected world, goods and services consumed in onecountry are often produced in other countries and exchanged by international trade. Teleconnection is a concept from atmospheric sciences referring to climate phenomena being related to one another at large distances. Recently, this idea has been used to represent the virtual shrinking of distances between places, the strengthening of connectivity between distant locations, and, at the same time, the growing separation between places of consumption and production (Hubacek et al. 2014). Thus, consumption is increasingly met by global supply chains that often involve large geographical distances . . . 

Read the full article in the Journal of Inductrial Ecology.

DOI for citing: 
DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12463
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