The problem is incoherence in implementation of trade agreements, in particular of their sustainability chapter (which includes biodiversity). Trade agreements often are lengthy documents that cannot easily be assessed and therefore we propose to launch an dedicated expert pool that produces and publishes those assessments. In that way governments can check whether they adhere to their obligations in terms of biodiversity. As well, NGOs and the public can pressure governments to be coherent. Experts of the pool should come from diverse corners of the world, should be experts of the topic and should be independent from government functions. Coherence checks of trade agreements should be published, widely communicated and ranked.
We suggest to create a global expert pool that allows cost-efficient coherence checks of multiple trade agreements and how they affect and improve biodiversity.