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International impacts of UK and EU consumption: biodiversity - EV02002

International impacts of UK and EU consumption: biodiversity pilot (SCP1.2)
A review of the available evidence on the impacts of UK and EU consumption and production upon the biodiversity of other countries. The study should cover the biodiversity impacts of the extraction of raw materials (including food production) and the use of resources associated with the production of imports. It should also take into account the impact of tourism and business travel.

The study should seek to identify:

· current and future areas of concern (including any vulnerability of particular geographical areas or ecosystems as a result of products heading for UK/EU markets)
· the most important natural living resources or ecosystem services where the UK/EU consumer market has the biggest effect
· areas where efforts should be targeted to ensure the biggest gains in reducing the loss of biodiversity (efforts include, but are not limited to, accreditation and certification schemes)
· gaps in the evidence base, and in particular key areas where case studies or other analyses are needed

While the effects of biodiversity decline on local populations and poverty alleviation are not an explicit requirement of this study, any observations would be useful to include. Depending on the extent of available information on biodiversity, other impacts may be included in the scope of this project, or developed as a separate project.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Final Report   (1235k)
• Executive Summary : Executive Summary   (475k)
• Final Report - Annex : Annex - Comtrade tracing of commodities   (1239k)
• Final Report - Annex : Annex - International Passenger Survey   (25k)
• Final Report - Annex : Annex - Tourism shortlists   (253k)
• Final Report - Annex : Coal Case Study   (970k)
• Final Report - Annex : Cotton Case Study   (896k)
• Final Report - Annex : Soy Case Study   (1193k)
• Final Report - Annex : Tourism Case Study   (840k)
• Final Report - Annex : Wine Case study   (738k)
• Other : External Review Statement   (136k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2006

Cost: £77,316
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick Ltd
Sustainable Consumption and Production              
Sustainable Development              
Sustainable Procurement              
Fields of Study
Sustainable Consumption and Production