Trade and Nature: Trade-offs and Solutions - Biodiversity and International Trade Policy: Issues, Opportunities, and Challenges
The monthly webinar series ‘Trade and Nature: Trade-offs and Solutions’ by the GCRF Trade, Development and the Environment Hub.
The GCRF TRADE Hub (launched in 2019) has already produced several impactful publications and reports. Our researchers are exploring frontiers of transformative change within the trade-environment-development nexus, and there are novel insights and empirical evidence being developed within the Hub that merit sharing.
Objectives of the webinar series
• To identify and share case studies from our focal countries, emphasising gaps in understanding trade and it’s social and environmental implications, and how these are being addressed within the TRADE Hub
• To present recent findings and methods of the project
• To clarify the boundaries of the intractable challenge that the TRADE Hub is addressing, and demonstrate how we have created impact, and the plans to continue building on this impact
Webinar 1 is focused on giving an overview of trade and environmental narratives within commodity and wildlife supply chains.
We will be answering these pressing questions:
> How is global commodity and wildlife trade governed, and by which laws and policies?
> What are the drivers and impacts of this trade?
> How can trade rules play a part in mitigating biodiversity loss?
> If some trade flows undermine progress on environmental goals, how can we make changes?
We especially encourage those in the environmental and conservation sectors with little or no prior knowledge of international trade flows and supply chains to join the discussion.
Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, Director of the Forum on Trade, Environment and the SDGs (TESS)
James Vause, Lead Economist at UNEP-WCMC
Zhou Mi, Deputy Director at the Institute of American and Oceania Study in the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC)
Matheus Couto, Programme Officer at UNEP-WCMC Brazil