Caridad Maldonad

Caridad Maldonad

"Sustainable trade expert at the Commission on the Promotion of Exports and Tourism in Peru (Promperu)"

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Day 1, Tuesday October 31, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Parallel Session | Panel 1.1 | Nature-positive trade for sustainable development: How can trade support the implementation of the Kunming- Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework?

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Session Organizer: • Trade, Development and the Environment Hub (TRADE Hub), • UNCTAD BioTrade, • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), • UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Session Description: There is increasing recognition of the role that trade and trade-related policies play in addressing the biodiversity crisis. Trade can exacerbate biodiversity degradation and loss, with about 30% of the global biodiversity footprint embedded in trade. Agricultural expansion in particular has been estimated to drive 88% of global deforestation, with only seven agricultural commodities with predominantly global supply chains — cattle, oil palm, soy, cocoa, rubber, coffee and plantation wood fibre — accounting for 26% of global tree cover loss from 2001 to 2015. Read more