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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Pages (from-to)318-329
JournalBusiness Strategy and the Environment
Journal publication dateJul 2008
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


This paper examines the debate surrounding local versus international sourcing of retail products, particularly food and flowers, in light of the emerging carbon imperative. It begins by examining the Fairtrade market and then examines 'food miles' and carbon impact. The complexity of sourcing decisions when considering both international development issues and the emerging carbon agenda is considered using the case of the cut flower industry

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