Global impacts of agricultural trade and consumption on ecosystems and biodiversity



Scientific publications

Schwarzmueller, F., & Kastner, T. (2022). Agricultural trade and its impacts on cropland use and the global loss of species habitat. Sustainability Science, 17(6), 2363–2377. 

Kan, S., Chen, B., Persson, U. M., Chen, G., Wang, Y., Li, J., Meng, J., Zheng, H., Yang, L., Li, R., Du, M., & Kastner, T. (2023). Risk of intact forest landscape loss goes beyond global agricultural supply chains. One Earth, 6(1), 55–65. 


Workshop on “Biodiversity footprint approaches and uses” in Gothenburg, Sweden, November 28th and 29th, 2022.

Participants: ​​​​Alexandra Marques; Caroline S. S. Franca; Chris West; Daniel Müller; Elin Röös; Florian Schwarzmüller; Gabriela Rabeschini; Giorgio Bidoglio; Heléne Aronsson; Jonathan Green; Koen Kuipers; Martin Bruckner; Martin Persson; Philipp Semenchuk; Rasmus Einarsson; Serina Ahlgren; Thomas Kastner; Ulrika Palme. 

GRADED workshop

Presentations and outreach 

Workshop “Drawing the big picture: how does your work translate into graphical image?”; facilitator: Gabriela Rabeschini; event: British Ecological Society Annual Meeting; workshop category: communication, engagement and outreach, crossing disciplinary boundaries. 

Press coverage 


TRADE-HUB Project: Trade, Development and the Environment Hub (TRADE HUB).

“Quantifying the biodiversity risks associated with agricultural products”

Hosted in Luxembourg and online, GLF–Luxembourg Finance for Nature 2023: What comes next? united 4,500 participants from 160 countries around how finance can solve – rather than exacerbate – the climate and biodiversity crises. The event featured 106 speakers and 100 global and local partner organizations and reached 10 million people on social media, with more than 230,000 engagements.

The project was presented as part of the “Inspiration Hub,” where the scientific basis for biodiversity risk assessments, the data required, the scope of the project’s analysis, and its limitations were explained.

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on integrated land use, connecting people with a shared vision to create productive, profitable, equitable, and resilient landscapes. It is led by the Center for International Forestry Research-World Agroforestry Centre (CIFOR-ICRAF) in collaboration with its co-founders UNEP and the World Bank, and its charter members.