IISD expert Vivek Voora discusses the impact standards can have on biodiversity. Sustainability performance varies between products and transparency gaps in the apparel industry. This can make informed choices difficult. The rise of market-based agricultural markets can help save endangered species and reduce alarming habitat losses, but a new study has found that policymakers must also play their part. Protecting our biodiversity is a complex challenge that many voluntary sustainability standards are trying to meet. We look at their strengths and weaknesses. This episode examines what freshwater researchers are trying to do by dumping oil into an isolated lake, and the unusual solution they have found to eliminate future oil spills. This episode focuses on the sustainability of the apparel industry and how years of overconsumption and uncertain manufacturing have led to a counter-industry that strives to do better.