GCRF Trade, Development and the Environment Hub

Lead Research Organisation: World Conservation Monitoring Ctr WCMC
Department Name: Science Unit

Abstract

Our GCRF TRADE Hub addresses a global challenge that has led to dramatic decline in biodiversity and ecosystem resilience in the past century, and if not addressed will significantly imperil the development of lower income nations. Trade in wildlife and agricultural commodities from low and middle income to higher income countries has increased rapidly over the last decades, and is projected to expand rapidly into the future to meet demands. Although trade is vital for national development, it also can carry heavy environmental and social costs, particularly for poor rural people in DAC countries, mainly because there is a great imbalance of power within the decision-making system and the most affected people are relatively powerless and voiceless in the decision-making process. The development of these trades over the past decades have has also resulted in considerable impacts on natural systems, threatening with extinction thousands of species globally. Addressing the issue of balancing the positives of ever-expanding trade with its costs is essential to addressing several of the SDGs, to protect and promote livelihoods within vulnerable communities in DAC countries, and is important for the UK in terms of negotiating sustainable trade deals that also meet other environmental and social development commitments.

The Hub will work on a number of key trade flows that are particularly important to our focal developing countries and the UK, and where we have existing strengths that will allow us to have real impact in the lifetime of the Hub. This will include trade that has a direct impact on biodiversity - for example the global trade in wildlife for a range of uses, including the regional and national trade in wild meat. It will also include agricultural commodity trades that have indirect impacts on biodiversity through conversion or degradation of habitats. Its strong international and interdisciplinary research team, including economists, trade modellers, political scientists, ecologists and development scientists, will produce novel, impact-orientated research. Through involving companies, UN-related trade bodies and governments, the project will be embedded in the needs of the economy and development at large.

We have ten work packages: During the project design phase WP0 will further elaborate a detailed theory of change and mapping exercise leading to the co-design of the research programme with critical stakeholders (private sector actors, trade organisations and NGOs). This will lead into the delivery of eight interlinked work packages: WP1: Understanding wildlife trade from DAC countries (live animals, skins, non-timber products, wildmeat) at the supply end; volumes and characteristics of local and export trade, and impacts on biodiversity and resource users; WP2: Understanding supply to demand-end agricultural commodity trade pathways, volumes and characteristics, within and exported from DAC countries; WP3: Determining the magnitude and spatial-temporal distribution of social benefits and costs for selected wildlife and commodity supply chains from the supply to demand ends; WP4: Understanding how trade and economic policies impact on wild-sourced and agricultural commodity trades and their impact on people and nature; WP5: Modelling the implementation of different scenarios of trade policy and corporate decision making; WP6: Developing solutions and building capacity through engagement with the private sector (large corporations and investors); WP7: Developing solutions and building capacity, through engaging with trade public sector rule-setting agencies and national policy makers; WP8: Outreach and Technology Solutions. We also have a cross-cutting WP9: building DAC partner capacity to ensure ongoing, sustainable research-led solutions to TRADE's intractable challenge. We involved DAC countries, corporations, investment bodies, and UN-linked trade agencies in the co-design of this Hub from the outset.

Planned Impact

Impact activities constitute a large proportion of the work plan. These activities have been co-designed with impact partners ranging from international government-led trade bodies, local to international NGOs, global research and outreach organisations, and major corporations and investment bodies. We have developed a detailed theory of change with the partnership, and this has been reviewed and verified as credible by our impact partners. It includes an assessment of assumptions and risks that need to be managed. This Theory of Change and the associated Logical Framework will guide our impact work and will be elaborated at project start.

In the private sector, we have already obtained written commitments to work with the hub from some of the world largest companies: Mars, Kering, Asda, Ingredion and AB Agri. A further array of other international companies have also indicated interest to be involved to help maximize the Hubs impact ranging from commodity traders to financial institutions. Our academic partners, WCMC, and our NGO partners (WRI, WWF and TRAFFIC) all have further active programmes with companies that we can build upon as the Hub starts. We have also secured support from membership organizations that count multi-nationals and investment banks among their members, as convened by the UN Environment's Finance Initiative.

Among trade and policy related bodies, we have core team members from UN Environment's Environment and Trade Hub, Chatham House, and commitment to participate from the UNEP Finance Initiative. Other agencies, such as CITES, the World Economic Forum, Food and Agriculture Organisation, and the Organisation for Economic and Commercial Development have also stated their interest. When the TRADE Hub is operational we believe that more of these highly influential bodies will join the work.

At the end of the project we expect to have delivered a number of tangible outcomes and impacts: a) co-developed, with impact partners in the UK, international bodies and DAC countries, realistic scenarios of policy options for the development of global trade to alleviate poverty without reducing biodiversity; b) enhanced the evidence base, traceability and transparency for key commodity and wildlife trade flows and their impacts; c) developed new ways to show how biodiversity-impacting trade flows from hub countries to other parts of the world, and within these countries, affects natural capital and social development, and proposed an action plan to tackle emerging challenges now and into the future; d) identified and promoted local solutions to trade-related sustainability issues affecting wildlife and vulnerable people; e) defined pathways toward positive changes in biodiversity impacts, within multiple trade flows and with concrete implementation of demonstration projects on the ground in at least one country; f) thereby prompted a change in trade decisions from at least one developing country and for at least one key trade flow between the developing world and the developed world (including the UK); g) catalysed a measurable change in the way global trade is conducted in at least three major business operations and changed how trade benefits and impacts are measured and accounted for by governments and business; h) built capacity in developing countries, enabling sustainable and growing networks supporting interdisciplinary research excellence and policy influence on trade-related issues.

Our approach to impact also aims to ensure the sustainability of the work of the TRADE Hub. By involving an array of permanent agencies, we plan to embed the work within these agencies to allow the thrust of the work to continue long after the funding ends. We will also spend time towards the end of the funded Hub period on activities related to fundraising, ensuring continuation and legacy of the work, and keeping the most productive elements working on these issues.

Organisations

People

ORCID iD

Neil David Burgess (Principal Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2291-4535
Gemma Cranston (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3571-9408
Robert Mwinyihali (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3397-4488
Pablo Pacheco (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7192-6861
Valerie Kapos (Co-Investigator)
Jianbin Shi (Co-Investigator)
Kelly Malsch (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8099-9357
Katharine Abernethy (Co-Investigator)
Anja Katharina Moltke (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0231-4807
Kenneth Eveleigh Giller (Co-Investigator)
Tim Newbold (Co-Investigator)
Sylvia Sylvia Szabo (Co-Investigator)
DONALD MIDOKO IPONGA (Co-Investigator)
Bernardo Strassburg (Co-Investigator)
Eleanor Milner-Gulland (Co-Investigator)
Elena Antoni (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8178-346X
Annelisa Grigg (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5610-6766
James Oliver Vause (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8462-0036
Herry Purnomo (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1957-9385
Elizabeth J Z Robinson (Co-Investigator)
Zoe Georgina Davies (Co-Investigator)
Kevin Njabo (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5799-0688
Christopher West (Co-Investigator)
Zoe Matthews (Co-Investigator)
Jeni Pareira (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6909-0468
Robert James Smith (Co-Investigator)
Marije Schaafsma (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0878-069X
Lauren Coad (Co-Investigator)
Benis N Egoh (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9126-7784
Reuben Mpuya Kadigi (Co-Investigator)
Sharon Brooks (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8744-3557
Ben Groom (Researcher)
Giles David Atkinson (Researcher)
Felix Preston (Researcher)
Andrew Balmford (Researcher)
Marieke Sassen (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8844-7437
Georgina Mary Mace (Researcher)
Antje Ahrends (Researcher)
Michael Brian Harfoot (Researcher)

Publications

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Green JMH (2019) Linking global drivers of agricultural trade to on-the-ground impacts on biodiversity. in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

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Molotoks A (2020) Comparing the impact of future cropland expansion on global biodiversity and carbon storage across models and scenarios. in Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences

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Newbold T (2019) The trouble with trade. in Nature ecology & evolution

 
Description Google Cloud Platform research credits
Amount $5,000 (USD)
Organisation Google 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 03/2019 
End 06/2021
 
Title Database of existing open access platforms for trade database and data visualisation. 
Description Big data analysis from Google search engine 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact To identify existing platform and actors behind 
 
Title Database on songbirds online advertisement at an online trade marketplace for a month 
Description Big data analysis from online trade marketplace 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact To provide insight on most traded species 
 
Title International Trade of CITES-listed Bird Species in China 
Description Records of Import and export of Bird Species to and from China from 2010 to 2018 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This database is the basis for further analysis and policy recommendations 
 
Title Literature database on social impacts of palm oil trade in Indonesia 
Description Database from Google Scholar Engine 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact To do scoping works on WP4 
 
Title Literature database on social impacts of palm oil trade in Indonesia 
Description Database from ISI Web Knowledge literature and CIFOR's database 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact To do scoping works on WP3 
 
Title Private Sector focused initiatives on sustainable production and trade 
Description A database of ~180 initiatives that work on sustainable supply chains, with information on their focus, indicators, target sectors etc. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Aimed at scoping work for WP6 
 
Title Retrieving data. Wait a few seconds and try to cut or copy again. 
Description Literature review/search 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact To scoping works on WP9 (training need assessment) 
 
Title Stakeholder lists of oil palm, coffee and wildlife trade/sector 
Description Stakeholder mapping 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact To do scoping works on WP1 and WP2, to prepare kick-off workshop 
 
Title Trase models added/updated for Paraguayan Soy, Brazilian Beef/Soy, Indonesian Palm Oil, Argentine Soy. 
Description Models implemented to describe the sub-national sourcing/trade of globally traded commodities 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Engagement with public sectors actors, collaboration with academics 
URL https://trase.earth/
 
Description Central African Bushmeat Action Group (CABAG) 
Organisation Last Great Ape Organisation
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Action group convened by the Last Great Ape organisation, bringing together stakeholders for improved management of the wildlife trade in the region
Collaborator Contribution data contributions, administration support, fundraising, advocacy
Impact online database and information website
Start Year 2017
 
Description Corporate Advisory Group 
Organisation Asda Stores Limited
Department Sustainability at Asda
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Recruiting, coordinating and running the advisory group
Collaborator Contribution Recruiting, coordinating and running the advisory group
Impact Retrieving data. Wait a few seconds and try to cut or copy again.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Corporate Advisory Group 
Organisation Jordans Dorset Ryvita
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Recruiting, coordinating and running the advisory group
Collaborator Contribution Recruiting, coordinating and running the advisory group
Impact Retrieving data. Wait a few seconds and try to cut or copy again.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Corporate Advisory Group 
Organisation Kering S.A
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Recruiting, coordinating and running the advisory group
Collaborator Contribution Recruiting, coordinating and running the advisory group
Impact Retrieving data. Wait a few seconds and try to cut or copy again.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Corporate Advisory Group 
Organisation McDonald's
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Recruiting, coordinating and running the advisory group
Collaborator Contribution Recruiting, coordinating and running the advisory group
Impact Retrieving data. Wait a few seconds and try to cut or copy again.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Corporate Advisory Group 
Organisation Primark Stores Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Recruiting, coordinating and running the advisory group
Collaborator Contribution Recruiting, coordinating and running the advisory group
Impact Retrieving data. Wait a few seconds and try to cut or copy again.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Corporate Advisory Group 
Organisation Sainsbury's
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Recruiting, coordinating and running the advisory group
Collaborator Contribution Recruiting, coordinating and running the advisory group
Impact Retrieving data. Wait a few seconds and try to cut or copy again.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Corporate Advisory Group 
Organisation Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform
Country Belgium 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Recruiting, coordinating and running the advisory group
Collaborator Contribution Recruiting, coordinating and running the advisory group
Impact Retrieving data. Wait a few seconds and try to cut or copy again.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Corporate Advisory Group 
Organisation The Body Shop International plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Recruiting, coordinating and running the advisory group
Collaborator Contribution Recruiting, coordinating and running the advisory group
Impact Retrieving data. Wait a few seconds and try to cut or copy again.
Start Year 2019
 
Description ECOFAC 6 Biomonitoring 
Organisation National Agency for National Parks (Gabon)
Country Gabon 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project lead by Gabon National Parks Agency with expert advisory services provided by University of Stirling and Panthera in exchange for data-sharing
Collaborator Contribution field research, methods, research designs, data management, data analyses
Impact Datasets on wildlife abundances, data management tools
Start Year 2017
 
Description IUCN 
Organisation IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Input to development of STAR metric and potential testing against commodity case studies.
Collaborator Contribution Contributed to wrokshops and paper writing in the development of the STAR metric (a measure of biodiversity threat abatement and recovery potential). Discussions ongoing about applying this metric to the SEI trade models.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description Indicators for the 25 Year Environment Plan 
Organisation Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaboration around the development of overseas impact indicators for the UK 25yr Environment Plan
Collaborator Contribution Advice to the JNCC and joint discussions around research and data needs
Impact Nothing to report as of yet
Start Year 2019
 
Description Ministry of Water and Forests, seas and Environment 
Organisation Minister of Water and Forests
Country Cote d'Ivoire 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development of the National Strategy for Sustainable Hunting
Collaborator Contribution analyses, research design, reporting
Impact Policy briefs, peer-reviewed publications, draft legal texts, datasets on all aspects of wildlife use in the country, trained staff
 
Description Serena Fabbri, Technical University of Denmark 
Organisation Technical University of Denmark
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration between UCL TRADE Hub partners and Serena Fabbri at the Technical University of Denmark
Collaborator Contribution Tim Newbold has been providing supervision to Serena Fabbri during a 3-month research visit to his group at UCL.
Impact Serena Fabbri has been developing a method for understanding the footprint of products on biodiversity via their contribution to climate change. This will likely be of benefit to the TRADE Hub, in helping us to assess the climate-mediated biodiversity footprint of traded commodities.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Sustainable Wildlife Management programme 
Organisation Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU
Country Netherlands 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Consortium project lead by FAO and funded by EU ACP programme. Implemented in Gabon by CIRAD and across tropics by FAO, CIFOR and WCS in 9 other country sites.
Collaborator Contribution field research, methods, research designs
Impact datasets on wildlife consumption, standardised methodologies
Start Year 2017
 
Description UK Global Resource Initiative 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Input into the development of recommendations to UK Government as part of the Global Resource Initiative, including assisting coordination of the workstream on monitoring and reporting
Collaborator Contribution Advice to Efeca and the UK Government. Input into draft recommendations,
Impact Recommendations to Government will be forthcoming in Spring 2020
Start Year 2019
 
Description UNEP-UNCTAD Collaboration on Biodiversity and Trade Collaboration 
Organisation United Nations (UN)
Department United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Partnership with the Biotrade team of UNCTAD, with WP7, in particular UNEP and UNEP-WCMC
Collaborator Contribution build partnerships via multiple meetings between teams, and via organisation of joint outreach activity/side event, Official Partner of the 5th BioTrade Forum, again organized in the context of the 1st UN Trade Forum
Impact Organized Geneva-based Launch of UKRI GCRF TRADE Hub; Gathered inputs of different experts via organization of brainstorming orkshop on the impact pathways of Public Sector policies on biodiversity and trade; Contributed as official partner to the 5th UNCTAD Biotrade Forum, in the context of th 1st UN TRade Forum
Start Year 2019
 
Description UNFSSS Partnership 
Organisation United Nations (UN)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS) is an initiative of five UN Agencies: UNCTAD, FAO, ITC, UN Environment and UNIDO. UNCTAD is the Secretariat of UNFSS. Brought together TRADE Hub Brazil country hub with UNFSSS, supported organization of 1 panel during UNFSSS annual meeting and supported Brazil launch of TRADE Hub
Collaborator Contribution Promoted overall UNFSSS Annual event and supported Trade Hub with Brazil launch during UNFSSS Annual event
Impact Supported outreach on biodiversity, trade and standards through Panel discussion and Brazil launch of GCRF TRADE Hub during 2019 UNFSSS Annual Meeting/conference in Brazil
Start Year 2019
 
Description WildMeat Project 
Organisation Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Country Indonesia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Consortium project lead by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and University of Stirling.to provide access to evidence on the wild meat sector in the tropics
Collaborator Contribution Data contributions, administration support, fundraising
Impact Peer reviewed publications in high-impact Journals, online database, technical reports, website, standardised methodologies
Start Year 2014
 
Description WildMeat Project 
Organisation Wildlife Conservation Society
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Consortium project lead by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and University of Stirling.to provide access to evidence on the wild meat sector in the tropics
Collaborator Contribution Data contributions, administration support, fundraising
Impact Peer reviewed publications in high-impact Journals, online database, technical reports, website, standardised methodologies
Start Year 2014
 
Description BBC World Service "The Real Story" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Panel radio show, one hour, discussing the biodiversity crisis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBC documentary on biodiversity loss 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC approached us following publication of PNAS paper on biodviersity declines in Cerrado. Used statistics from paper and further information/figures from us to develop filming schedule, and interviewed Toby Gardner for 5 minute segment on upcoming family documentary on the losses of biodiversity and its drivers, narrated by David Attenborough.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Banking Environment Initiative - Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participation as an expert at a workshop with ~10 banks to highlight the importance of natural capital to the sector. Promotion of the TradeHub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Bio2020 - Brazilian Perspectives on the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UNEP-WCMC (Matheus) represented the UNEP Brazil office in the opening panel of the BIO2020 workshop. Matheus has emphasized the importance of accounting the trade and food systems´ impacts on biodiversity and people in the post2020 biodiversity framework and presented the TRADE-hub project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cbc.iclei.org/brazilian-cities-and-states-make-their-voices-heard-for-nature/
 
Description Brazil Launch Event of Trade Hub as part of UNFSSS Annual Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Supported Brazil based launch of TRADE Hub via connection with UNFSSS Steeering Committee and Annual Meeting task force; Brazil based launch organized in the context of a UNFSSS/UNEP/ TRADE Hub Panel discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbfh1uyvHck
 
Description Brazil Trade Hub project launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In September 2019, UNEP-WCMC have facilitated a panel discussion on ""Biodiversity, Trade and Standards"" and launched the TRADE-hub project in Brazil.
The panel involved TRADE-hub partners (IIS and IMAFLORA), private sector representatives (Natura and Boticario) and a representative from a sustainability standard (UEBT). The panel discussed the current status and trends of biodiversity, civil society initiatives for strengthening biodiversity markets, the role of voluntary supply-chain standards, and initiatives led by the private sector (certifications and nature-based solutions).
The project launch occurred before the cocktail (first day), where the project video was displayed and answered questions from the audience (approx. 80 people).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://unfss.org/icsts2rio-programme/#1565090557339-e3d7422d-3b33https://www.flickr.com/photos/1847...
 
Description Geneva-based Launch of TRADE Hub as official partner of the 5th UNCTAD Biotrade Forum, and 1st UN Trade Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Contributed as official partner to the 5th UNCTAD Biotrade Forum, in the context of th 1st UN TRade Forum, including as organization of reception and Geneva-based launch of the TRADE Hub, as well as organization of a brainstorming workshop including various experts to discuss and further develop impact pathways on the project at intersection of biodiversity and trade policies; Intended purpose: make policy and public sector community aware about the launch of the TRADE Hub project, spark discussion and awareness on the importance of promoting research and impact on biodiversity and trade, and engage policy makers, decision makers, as well as partners on the importance of biodiversity and trade intersection, for expert workshop intended workshop had been to channel expertise of various leading institutions at biodiversity and trade interface into development of the project; Outcome: engaged leading public sector figures with TRADE Hub projects and established promising baseline for further partnerships
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Guardian Article (Calls grow for laws requiring firms to reveal links to deforestation) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview, and quotation in Guardian
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/10/calls-grow-for-laws-requiring-firms-to-reveal-li...
 
Description Guardian Article (Rise of the Wonderbean) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview and review of Guardian article, with quotation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/05/soya-rise-wonder-bean-from-deforestation-to-your...
 
Description HSBC - Banks & Civil Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participation on an expert panel discussing the role of finance in sustainable supply chains. Raising the profile of TradeHub and the need for greater sector intervention in solutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IKEA meetings with WCMC and WP2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact IKEA visit WCMC and SEI for day to discuss their work and needs and hear about what we are doing. Bringing 2 MSc students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Kick-off workshop TRADE Hub Indonesia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The workshop will be conducted on 4th March 2020 in Jakarta with targeted participants are national stakeholders. The main aim is to introduce TRADE Hub to relevant stakeholders, present the country level research framework and scoping results to them and then to listen their critical inputs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description MEL workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact MEL workshop was done in Thailand hosted by the partner AIT.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Deputy II and Deputy V of Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs Republic Indonesia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact TRADE Hub Indonesia team has started to held a meeting with key stakeholder at national level to introduce TRADE Hub and do the prior consultation. There are four meeting has been accomplished during 2019-2020 which were with two Deputy at Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Trade, and Ministry of Environment and Forestry. The four meeting was going well in which key persons from each ministry shows their encouragement and endorsing TRADE Hub Activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with EU representatives on FTA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The EU representatives have met with the UNEP Brazil Office and WCMC (Brazil) to discuss the EU-MERCOSUR free trade agreement. The EU Representatives presented the chapter on sustainable development and the impact assessment. Matheus has presented the TRADE-hub project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Mongabey Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview following publication of PNAS paper. Quoted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://news.mongabay.com/2019/12/eu-chinese-soy-consumption-linked-to-species-impacts-in-brazilian-...
 
Description Palm oil: an EU ban won't save Asian rainforests, but here's what might help 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog post in The Conversation under Environment & Energy section.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://theconversation.com/palm-oil-an-eu-ban-wont-save-asian-rainforests-but-heres-what-might-help-...
 
Description Resource Initiative Taskforce Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participation as an expert in a workshop discussing how to measure the impacts of agricultural supply chains for business and governments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Social indicators workshop - hosted with IKnowFood and Anthesis Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop to discuss development of social impact indicators; intended to develop a shared understanding of industry needs and research state of the art
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Social media activities on the Geneva-based Launch event, 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Various social media engagements via twitter to promote visibility of project and its objectives, to general public, and policy community, including trade policy community, and biotrade community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.unenvironment.org/events/symposium/ukri-gcrf-trade-development-and-environment-hub-genev...
 
Description Social media activities on the soft launch informal in February 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Promote awareness about the importance of undertaking impact-relevant research on biodiversity and trade, as well as making general public and experts aware about the project; Outcome: high resonance achieved on the outcomes of the project as well as various requests of receiving further information by various experts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/press-release/making-trade-force-good
 
Description Swedish Soy Dialogue 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Initial conversation with companies engaged in the Swedish Soy Dialogue about development of techniques to link consumption activities to deforestation. Follow up conversations held with likely provision of data for the process
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description TRADE Hub Pre-Inception Country Meeting (WP4) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The workshop was attended by 32 representatives from different organisations, including the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT), Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Universities, TRAFFIC East Africa Office, Tanzania Forest Research Institution (TAFORI) ans others.

The aim was to create awareness about the TRADE Hub project and soilicit support from the key stakeholders in Tanzania.

Four presentations were made by the TRADE Hub WP4/Country Lead, Senior Researchers (Co-Is) and Postdoc Assistant Researchers (PDRAs):
1) About the TRADE Hub (Team Leader)
2) Optimising Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits from Agricultural Trade Policies (PDRA - Agricultural Commodities)
3) Trade Policies in Wildlife and Bushmeat (PDRA - Wildlife and Wildmeat)
4) Ethical, Legal and Regulatory Permissions for Research (Senior Researcher/Co-I)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Trade Hub Agricultural commodities Impacts and Opportunities for Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The meeting was held in London in November 2019. The meeting was intended to convene leading experts to discuss the state of knowledge, and scientific and policy needs to measure and mitigate the impacts of global agricultural commodity value chains on nature and people, especially in developing countries. These issues are of great relevance to the development of UK and international policy, especially related to the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Agreement and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework which will be themed around 'Ecological Civilization' and agreed in China in 2020. They are also of great relevance to the business and finance sectors, working to improve the footprint of their agricultural commodity trade activities.

Specific objectives included:
To identify and prioritise knowledge gaps and define where measurable impact can be made
To build greater understanding of the barriers to corporate and policy action for more sustainable trade and the science and policy needs that the Trade hub could support
To help drive greater coordination of efforts and foster partnerships to effect change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Vice Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview following publication of PNAS paper. Quoted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pa7w77/global-capitalism-is-destroying-habitats-for-rare-species-...
 
Description Workshop on Sustainable Palm Oil in West Papua Province 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The workshop was conducted in 19th February 2020 in one of site location of oil palm research by TRADE Hub Indonesia team, West Papua Province. This workshop aims to listen perspective from sub-national stakeholders and to capture issues/challenges that TRADE Hub may contribute through our research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020