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Climate Change and Trade Policies

Classroom/Laboratory Activity

A classroom/ laboratory activity by Alan Green, Stetson University, that uses a team debate approach for a two-step discussion on trade policies. The first step is a discussion on the long term trend of declining employment in manufacturing in the U.S. The second step is a discussion on the challenge of climate change and international trade agreements.

Students will learn to apply economic models and analysis to support their arguments on relevant policy issues. They will also learn about protectionist measures, demand-supply analysis, direct and indirect compensation, manufacturing trends, and international trade.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. What are some protectionist policies to counter decline in manufacturing?
  2. How is international trade impacted by climate change?
  3. How can trade agreements be more inclusive of climate change threats?
About Tool
Tool Name Trade Applications: Addressing the Decline of Manufacturing and the Challenge of Climate Change Through Trade Policy
Discipline Economics 
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Change Economics, Economic Policy, Macroeconomics, Economic Trade, Trade Policy, Trade Agreements, Demand and Supply, International Trade 
Climate Topic Climate Economics, Policy, Politics and Environmental Governance
Type of tool Classroom/ Laboratory Activity (50-75 mins)
Grade Level Undergraduate, Graduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Alan Green, Stetson University  
Hosted at Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics 
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic

Mapped Sustainable Development Goal(s), apart from 4 and 13


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