TradeHub webinar: Biodiversity and International Trade Policy: Issues, Opportunities and Challenges

20th September 2021 2:00pm

Event Details

Start Date: 20th September 2021 2:00pm

Venue: Online

Event Description

Join us for a discussion on trade policy’s role in fostering biodiversity-friendly commodity and wildlife supply chains.

We will be answering these pressing questions:

  • How do commodity and wildlife trade affect nature throughout supply chains?
  • How can trade act as an ally for biodiversity and nature protection?
  • What are the most promising policy levers to transition to sustainable commodity and wildlife supply chains?
  • What can we learn from country-level experience, and what gaps do we need to be mindful of?

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), Founder and Board Chair of Global Policy Reporting, Senior Researcher at the Institute’s Global Governance Centre, Associate Fellow of Chatham House, and Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Global Economic Governance Programme.

James Vause, Lead Economist at UNEP-WCMC. He recently co-authored the Trade and the Biosphere chapter for the Dasgupta Review of the Economics of Biodiversity.

Zhou Mi, Deputy Director at the Institute of American and Oceania Study in the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC), Post-Doct in Fudan University, Visiting Scholar of Stanford University, Visiting Scholar of Korean International Economy Policy Institute.

Matheus Couto, Programme Officer at UNEP-WCMC Brazil. He supports UNEP-WCMC and UNEP Brazil Country Office on biodiversity, sustainable development and ecosystem restoration issues.