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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European Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) Challenges and Traceability Solutions. Photo credit: Tim Bartram

Concerns on the EUDR implementation increases as the deadline inches closer

The new EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) has been pointed out as an important turning point in the global fight against deforestation. Set to take effect on December 30, 2024, this regulation holds significant implications for countries like Brazil, a major exporter of soybean and beef to EU. With the deadline approaching, producers are concerned about …

biodiversity and trade

Insights from the UNCTAD Conference on Trade and Biodiversity

How are biodiversity and the environment considered in global trade and commerce? One would think this question has been sufficiently answered, but the core of its debate has only started. On March 25th and 26th, 2024, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) held a timely conference on the intersection between trade and …

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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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