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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

  • 30.07.

    Vacancies in new Junior Research Group in Berlin

    Food for Justice untersucht normative Fragen von Ungleichheit und Gerechtigkeit, Rechte und Demokratie ...  more

  • 18.07.

    SETAC Helsinki Session Summaries published

    The summary of the session “Bio-Based Industries: sustainability benefits of technological innovation and ...  more

  • 02.06.

    Circulus Communicating to Policy & Practice

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

  • 15.-18.10.

    19th European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) in Barcelona, Spain

    "Circular Europe for Sustainability: Design, Production ... here

  • 29.09.-05.10.

    XXV IUFRO World Congress 2019 in Curitiba, Brazil

    "Forest Research and Cooperation for Sustainable Development" Conference panel "The bioeconomy: Cr ... here

  • 19.06.

    UNFCCC side event on “Ensuring Climate Action in Forests is Stable and Resilient”

    This event will discuss why it is important to prioritize the pro ... here