Creating leverage to enhance biodiversity outcomes of global biomass trade

How does international trade in agricultural and forest products affect biodiversity? CLEVER investigates this question, particularly for animal feed, energy crops, tropical timber and aquacultures

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Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon biome between 2008 and 2020. Oliveira, G.M., Ziegert, R.F., Pacheco, A. et al. Blind spots in the EU’s Regulation on Deforestation-free products. Nat Ecol Evol (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-024-02465-x

New study on the unintended effects of the EU’s Regulation on Deforestation-free products

In the scientific publication “Blind spots in the EU’s Regulation on Deforestation-free products“, CLEVER researchers express concern that the European Union’s Regulation on Deforestation-free Products (EUDR) may have unintended consequences when it clashes with existing national policies and value-chain governance mechanisms in trading partners. Using the example of Brazil, they illustrate and discuss the potential …

Figure 2 - USSE provides more accurate and consistent biodiversity predictions, mitigating impacts of the sampling bias and gaps.

New methodology for modeling biodiversity developed at UFMG points to new paths for conservation

CLEVER researchers of Centre for Remote Sensing of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) have developed an innovative approach for modeling biodiversity with great implications to biodiversity conservation studies. Led by Ubirajara Oliveira, the study proposes a new methodology that overcomes the challenges posed by the lack of knowledge about biodiversity in remote areas. …

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Coordination, partnerships, and synthesis

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Coordination, partnerships, and synthesis

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Quantifying biodiversity impacts and conceptualizing biomass trade linkages

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Quantifying biodiversity impacts and conceptualizing biomass trade linkages

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Causal effects and leakage in trade-biodiversity linkages

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Causal effects and leakage in trade-biodiversity linkages

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Theories of change and policy analysis for public and private value chain interventions

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Theories of change and policy analysis for public and private value chain interventions

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Actor behavior and leverage points along international value chains

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Actor behavior and leverage points along international value chains

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Representing ecological footprints and policy-trade-biodiversity linkages in global modelling

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Representing ecological footprints and policy-trade-biodiversity linkages in global modelling

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Scenario-based assessment of policy impacts and SDG interrelationships

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Scenario-based assessment of policy impacts and SDG interrelationships

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Solution co-design and communication for transformational change

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Solution co-design and communication for transformational change

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