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Trade and Biodiversity

24-06-2020 - 15:33 INTA
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This In-depth analysis confirms that international trade has a direct impact on EU biodiversity through imported invasive species and pathogens, and an indirect effect on global biodiversity through the ‘virtual’ water, land, and deforestation contained in EU imports.

Protecting global biodiversity calls for a variety of instruments, such as border controls and environmental policies. Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) chapters in trade agreements are difficult to enforce and need more binding mechanisms, along with sanctions in case of non-compliance.