This online workshop provides an opportunity to explore the role sustainable trade could take within the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and its implementation.

Trade is an indirect driver of biodiversity loss. At the same time, trade can be an important part of solving sustainability challenges. The sustainable and legal trade of biodiversity-based products and services creates incentives for the sustainable use of biodiversity and benefit sharing, supports cross-sectoral cooperation, mobilizes resources and increases awareness for biodiversity. Trade with biodiversity-based or sustainably sourced products promotes sustainable consumption and production patterns and provides long-term livelihood opportunities for communities which rely on natural resources. The shift to sustainable trade is an important transformation called for by IPBES and the Global Sustainable Development Report. Therefore, trade needs to be part of, and can contribute to, the implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

ITC GreenToCompete’s Ana Patricia Batalhone participates in the session titled ‘Standards and guidelines for trade and biodiversity”