Much of the influence on climate from air pollution in East Asia is driven by consumption in the developed countries of Western Europe and North America, according to research co-led by McGill University atmospheric scientist Yi Huang.

In a paper published online this week in Nature Geoscience, Huang and colleagues from China, the U.S. and U.K. report that international trade shifts the climate impacts of aerosols -- solid or liquid particles suspended in air -- from net consuming countries to net producing countries.

Classified as: Asia, Trade, climate change, developing countries, Nature Geoscience, climate, emissions, Greenhouse gases, aerosols, forcing, Yi Huang, developed countries
Published on: 6 Sep 2016

Last week, a Globe article outlined the challenges that Canada faces in establishing itself as a trading power in the Asian region.

As I read along, I suddenly thought of a scene from the movie Shrek, where the donkey character jumps in and out of view, shouting: “Oh, oh, pick me . . . oh, pick me . . . oh me . . . me, me, meeeee (donkey falls out of view)”.

-Article by William Polushin

Classified as: Program for International Competitiveness, William Polushin, Asia, International Trade, Trade
Published on: 25 Sep 2012