Advances in Earth Science ›› 2008, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (1): 55-62. doi: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2008.01.0055

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Comment on Research Progress in the Impact of FDI in Local Resource and Environment

Dai Lizhu, Ma Li, Liu Weidong   

  1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2007-06-04 Revised:2007-12-12 Online:2008-01-15 Published:2008-01-10

Dai Lizhu, Ma Li, Liu Weidong. Comment on Research Progress in the Impact of FDI in Local Resource and Environment[J]. Advances in Earth Science, 2008, 23(1): 55-62.

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) can promote economic growth in developing countries with the inflow of capital and managerial expertise. However, as a result of the difference in environmental standards, regulations and awareness of protection between developed countries and developing countries, FDI may also take place with the resources-intensive and pollution-intensive industries being transferred from the former to the latter. Thus, FDI may have heavy influence on local resources consumption and environmental change in the host country. In order to trace the international research of impact of FDI on local resource & environment, this paper reviews the relationship between FDI and resource & environment at a macro and micro level and then makes overall comments on the research advances. Researches on environmental regulation, social responsibility and gross-border environmental performance should be further enhanced in the future.

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