Mr Matt Perkins of the online version of The Cornell Daily Sun, which have been an independent newspaper since 1880 written by the students of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, wrote the article 'Intellectual Property is Green' explaining another relation between IP and the environment:
"[I]n order for American corporations to be there to capture that growing market, they will need to outsource some portion of their manufacturing to stay alive in the global market. But this can't happen in an environment where IP is not protected. So – the take-away is: a critical component of solving China's environmental issues (and protecting both the U.S.'s and China's economic vitality), is greater IP enforcement."
Read Mr Perkins' article here.