Telecoupling Stories

  • Tourists visiting captive giant pandas in southwestern China

    New method adds and subtracts for sustainability’s true measure

    Published on September 17, 2020

    Sustainability scientists at MSU find policies governing wildlife trade and tourism sometimes have more success than intended to achieve some of the UN SDGs. Yet in some cases those paths have created roadblocks and detours to success.

  • A ship moving goods through the Panama Canal

    Well-off countries need trade to cut environmental woes

    Published on July 13, 2020

    A first analysis of its kind shows a common problem between haves and have-nots. Trading internationally was generally good for developed countries but resulted in environmental losses for developing countries.