Can we develop a robust global economy while protecting the Earth's environment? Are the goals of economic growth and environmental sustainability mutually exclusive? Global Trade and the Environment spotlights environmental issues as they relate to international trade and commerce. This book covers a wide range of topics, from global warming to air and water pollution, and the ability to sustain natural resources. It also provides a historical look at the development of the modern global economy and the role of environmental policies and regulations within a global economy.