Halting and reversing the loss of biodiversity requires transformative change of food and biomass systems, addressing the nexus of agricultural production, processing and
transport, retailing, consumer preferences and diets, as well as investment,
climate action and ecosystem conservation and restoration.
The RAINFOREST project will contribute to enabling, upscaling and accelerating transformative change to reduce biodiversity impacts of major food and biomass value chains. We will co-develop and evaluate just and viable transformative change pathways and interventions. We will identify stakeholder preferences for a range of policy
and technology-based solutions, as well as governance enablers, for more
sustainable food and biomass value chains. We will then evaluate these pathways
and solutions using a novel combination of integrated assessment modeling,
input-output modeling and life cycle assessment with a series of case studies
at different spatial scales and organizational levels.