• 28.05.


    Field research at the Bazancourt-Pomacle biocluster near Reims, France

    In January 2020, David Ayrapetyan conducted a field research at the Bazancourt-Pomacle biocluster near Reims, France. The field research consisted of a number of interviews with industry participants and extensive data collection.

  • 27.04.

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    Presentation (online, in German): „China is turning the economic engines back on“ by Fabricio Rodríguez

    The daily life practices of societies in Europe and North America have for centuries been based on long-distance extraction in other parts of the world. As China rises economically, Western lifestyles are adopted, adapted, and reproduced by hundreds of millions of people. More than a fifth of all Brazilian exports now go to the „Middle Country“. The analysis of the trade relations between Brazil and China shows how Western lifestyles and the corresponding modernization paradigm travel and affect the socio-ecological conditions of Brazil – and the globe.

    Title: China is turning the economic engines back on – an ecological nightmare for Brazil; and the world?
    Date: Thursday 30.04. – 20:30-21:30

  • 21.04.


    Condemned to circularity: Thailand’s bioplastic industry development

    First set of results from field research summarized by STRIVE researcher Jan Janosch Förster. ZEF News no. 40. ZEF – Center for Development Research. more

  • 16.04.

    Mentalities in flux (flumen)

    Call for Papers: It’s the (bio)economy, stupid! The future of growth and the promise of the bioeconomy

    Workshop from 7th – 8th October 2020, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany.

    The aim of our workshop is to discuss the relationships between the bioeconomy and economic growth from a multidisciplinary and global perspective. We want to foster an exchange between debates on the ecological and social implications of the bioeconomy and critical debates on sustainable growth, green growth and degrowth.

    We welcome contributions from different academic fields such as sociology, political ecology and economy, human and critical geography, social ecology, history, philosophy, economics etc. Contributions may be based on theoretical analyses, case studies, empirical investigations, comparative or in-depth studies.

    If you are interested in contributing to the workshop we invite you to submit an abstract of max. 500 words to until April 30th, 2020. Draft papers will be due September 18, 2020. Workshop discussions will be based on the draft papers, aiming to develop them further for a possible publication.

    More information: here

  • 01.04.

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    Workshop: „Making Sense of the Forest Bioeconomy in Finland and the EU“

    On April 1, 2020 a workshop on forestry politics and the bioeconomy in Europe will be held in Helsinki. The Finnish government and the Finnish forestry sector are important actors in this field. The aims of the workshop are to foster collaboration in politica-economy research on forest bioeconomy, to make sense of the national and European dynamics in this field, and to make plans for future colaboration.

  • 20.03.

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    Presentation: „Wind energy development in southern Mexico: socio-ecological inequalities and perspectives for energy justice“ by Rosa Lehmann

    Presentation: „Wind energy development in southern Mexico: socio-ecological inequalities and perspectives for energy justice“ by Rosa Lehmann

    at the Conference „Vento, aria, fumo. Reazioni sociali ai cambiamenti atmosferici in aree rurali fragile, Rovigo, Italien, March 20th-21st, 2020.“