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Bioeconomy involves the use of biological resources, products, and principles in all economic sectors. Bioeconomic societal transformation is frequently proposed as a potential pathway to achieve sustainable development.

This webpage is maintained by social science oriented junior research groups supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the Program „Bioeconomy and Societal Change“. It aims at sharing research results and at informing about ongoing research activities and related events.

Latest news

  • 15.12.

    Research by STRIVE & Partners supported European Parliament

    Research by STRIVE & Partners on carbon footprint of EU soy imports supported European ...  more

  • 02.12.

    Covid-19 and food: New Case Study in Germany and Brazil

    Due to the extensive impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on food security and sovereignty and the g ...  more

  • 26.11.

    Presentation of the Global Survey of Bioeconomy Experts at GBS2020

    At the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2020 on November 20, STRIVE researchers Jan Börner ...  more

Latest publications

  • Sustainability check for bio-based technologies: A review of process-based and life cycle approaches

    Escobar, N. and Laibach, N. 2020. Sustainability c ...  more

  • Mental Models of Sustainability: The Degrowth Doughnut Model

    Domazet, M., Rilović, A., Ančić, B., Andersen, B., Richardson, L., Brajdić Vuković, M ...  more

  • Degrowth in Movement(s). Exploring pathways for transformation

    Schmelzer, Matthias; Burkhart, Corinna; Treu, Nina (Hrsg.) (2020): Degrowth in Movement( ...  more

Latest events

  • 19.01.
    18:00 - 20:00

    Berlin Brazil Dialogue | Urban-Rural Relations Between Agroexport and Food Sovereignty

    Digital Event Series "Brazil in Multiple Crisis Mode" more

  • 07.-08.10.

    Workshop about the future of growth and the promise of the bioeconomy in Jena, Germany

    The aim of the workshop is to discuss the relationships between ... more

  • 21.-22.09.

    Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Conference 2020 in Freiburg, Germany

    Hosted by the Chair of Societal Transition and Circular Economy, University of ... more