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The project

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.


The project identifies new leverage points for sustainable transformation informed by a novel holistic approach to quantify biodiversity and other impacts of trade in major raw and processed non-food biomass value chains.

This will be the result of studying the links between international trade in agricultural and forest products and biodiversity. The final goal is to develop solutions for more sustainable production and consumption, influencing decision-making, in collaboration with stakeholders from politics, the private sector and civil society.

With several members long engaged in science-policy interface, the consortium will leverage CLEVER knowledge and tools to strengthen IPBES and IPCC and enhance science-industry cooperation for sustainable bioeconomic transformation.