Biodiversity and trade: mitigating the impacts of non-food biomass global supply chains.
- 2022 - 2026
- Laura Scherer
- European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme (grant agreement no. 101059379)
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, Norway)
Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU, Austria)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH, Switzerland)
Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (PBL, The Netherlands)
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP, Peru)
Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA, Tanzania)
Africa Policy Research Institute (APRI, Germany)
Biodiversity and trade: mitigating the impacts of non-food biomass global supply chains
The project’s main goals are to identify trade-offs between biodiversity impacts along global supply chains of non-food biomass and to determine leverage points for transformative change to halt and reverse biodiversity loss, both now and in the future. For this purpose, we develop new biodiversity impact assessment models, create a new, hybrid multiregional input-output (MRIO) model based on the well-known EXIOBASE and the biomass-specific FABIO models, and link the combined models to the integrated assessment model IMAGE for scenario generation. Apart from global assessments and recommendations, we showcase the applicability of our models in two local case studies of global relevance: fishmeal production in Peru and cotton production in Tanzania.