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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

  • 02.06.

    Circulus Communicating to Policy & Practice

    Sina Leipold presented about "Plastik sparen, im Papier schwelgen? Potentielle Effekte des deutschen V ...  more

  • 22.05.

    Territorial transformative processes in Latin America. A dialogue on cultural assimilation, colonialism, development projects and state-bureaucracy

    Pre ...  more

  • 21.05.

    Report by „Science for Environment Policy“

    Science for Environment Policy is a free news and information service published by Directorate-G ...  more

Latest publications

  • Der Konflikt um Windenergie in Mexiko. Partizipation, Diskurse und die ungleiche Gestaltung der Naturverhältnisse im Isthmus von Tehuantepec.

    Lehmann, ...  more

  • „My future depends on how many fruit bunches I can harvest“. Migrant workers in the palm oil sector in the wake of a Malaysian Bioeconomy

    P ...  more

  • A review of global-local-global linkages in economic land-use/cover change models

    Hertel, T.W., West, T.A.P., Börner, J. and N. Villoria. 2019. A revi ...  more

Latest events

  • 26.-28.06.

    4th International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP) in Montreal, Canada

    The Chair of Soietal Transition and Circular Economy is hosting two panels at ... more

  • 18.-21.06.

    13th International Conference of the European Society of Ecological Economics in Turku, Finland

    Neus Escobar will take part in the 13th International C ...

  • 11.06.

    Presentation „Transitions to a Circular Economy“ in Darmstadt

    Interdisciplinary Lecture Series "Global Challenges: Circular Economy", Unive ... more