A recording of this online seminar is available to view HERE
Speaker: Toby Gardner, Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute / Director of Trase
Globally traded agricultural commodities such as beef, soy and palm oil are major drivers of climate change and biodiversity loss. Making these supply chains and their impacts more transparent is key to improving the sustainability of global trade and consumption. Toby will draw on the work of the ground-breaking Transparency for Sustainable Economies initiative – www.trase.earth – to explore the interface between transparency and sustainability, what has been achieved to date, and what still needs to be done to make transparency a potentially transformative catalyst for change.
Toby is a Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), and Director of the Transparency for Sustainable Economies initiative, Trase (www.trase.earth). Toby has twenty years’ experience working on research and policy challenges facing the sustainable development of tropical landscapes. Before joining SEI Toby was a research fellow at the University of Cambridge for five years, and helped found and coordinate the Sustainable Amazon Network, a multi-institutional research network working on sustainable land use in Pará. He has authored more than 120 peer-reviewed publications and in 2012 was awarded the biannual British Ecological Society’s Founders’ Prize for significant contributions to the science of ecology. Toby holds degrees from the University of Edinburgh (BSc, 2001) and the University of East Anglia (MSc, 2001; PhD, 2007).