The study presents a new method for analyzing the global impacts of UK consumption, which is potentially highly powerful for undertaking an assessment of potential drivers of biodiversity loss in producing regions, and simultaneously assessing a variety of different commodities in a consistent, comparable and repeatable manner.

The project analyzed 12 commodities but the methodology can be extended to over 200 commodities. The inclusion of supply chain impacts and retention of the origin of production within the international database is a fundamental step forward in understanding the potential holistic impacts in one country associated with consumption in another.

 

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