23 March 2021
Globally traded agricultural commodities are major drivers of climate change and biodiversity loss. Making these supply chains and their impacts more transparent is key to improving the sustainability of global trade and consumption.
In this talk, Toby Gardner will discuss the groundbreaking work of the Transparency for Sustainable Economies (TRASE) initiative – explaining how they are, for the first time, taking shipping and customs data, and using it to connect hotspots of biodiversity loss to who is buying from those areas. He will also discuss what has been achieved to date and what still needs to be done to make transparency in supply chains a potentially transformative catalyst for turning the tide on environmental destruction.
Toby Gardner is a Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute and Director of Trase. He recently featured on The BBC documentary Extinction: The Facts, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, discussing the TRASE initiative.
This event has been organised by the North West Committee.
You will receive joining instructions for this event at 10.00am the day after making your booking, or 30 minutes prior to the event if you book on the day.
Featured image: Sergio Souza @serjosoza/ Unsplash
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