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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

  • 31.03.

    New Publication „Towards a Participatory Systems Approach“

    Managing complex bioeconomy interventions in the agrarian sector Calls for a ...  more

  • 14.03.

    Five New Working Papers

    The first 5 working papers of the research group Food for Justice: Power, Politics and Food Inequalities in a Bioeconomy are ou ...  more

  • 01.09.

    1st „Scientific Coffee Human-Forest-Relationships“

    08 September 2021 13-15 CET / 14-16 EEST Input: Anne Matilainen (University of Helsi ...  more

Latest publications

  • Will Brazil’s push for low-carbon biofuels contribute to achieving the SDGs? A systematic expert-based assessment

    Martinelli, F.S., Biber-Freudenberg ...  more

  • Towards a participatory systems approach to managing complex bioeconomy interventions in the agrarian sector

    Spies, M., Zuberi, M., Mählis, M., Zakiro ...  more

  • Working Paper 5: How to harvest in a pandemic?

    Küppers, Carolin. 2021. How to harvest in a pandemic? The German media coverage of migrant workers and ...  more

Latest events

  • 02.-04.02.

    International Conference: „Climate Change and Social Sciences – What’s going on? What’s to be done?“

    Climate change has ...

  • 15.10.

    Talk: “Welche Natur wird hier (nicht) sichtbar? Überlegungen im Anschluss an die Marxsche Kritik der politischen Ökonomie”

    Miriam Boyer will give ... more

  • 19.05.
    18:00 - 20:00

    Desiring Energy: Toxic Fantasies of Fuel, Freedom, and Work

    Keynote and Discussion with Cara Daggett (Virginia Tech) Zoom webinar ...