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  • 09.03.
    2020

    Food for Justice

    Women from every corner occupy Brasilia: the Marcha das Margaridas

    New article by Prof. Renata Motta and Dr. Marco Texeira about the activities of the Marcha das Margaridas in 2019.

    Article is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

    https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/democraciaabierta/marcha-das-margaridas/

  • 18.02.
    2020

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    Presentation: „Towards intersectional theoretical and political practices against the conservative backlash“ by Maria Backhouse

    Presentation by Maria Backhouse, 18.02.2020: „Towards intersectional theoretical and political practices against the conservative backlash“

    within the international symposioum „The Conservative Backlash: Brazil in Comparative Perspective“

    Link to the event:
    https://www.lai.fu-berlin.de/disziplinen/soziologie/Programm-neu.pdf

  • 13.02.
    2020

    STRIVE

    Special Issue in Environmental Research Letters published

    The issue “Focus on Leakage: Informing Land-Use Governance in a Tele-coupled World” explores new ways to put tools and data to work towards improving our understanding of direct and indirect land-use change caused by governance interventions.

    Authors:
    Patrick Meyfroidt, Jan Boerner, Rachael Garrett, Toby Gardner, Javier Godar, Krisztina Kis-Katos, Britaldo Soares-Filho and Sven Wunder

    Abstract:
    Governing land use to achieve sustainable outcomes is challenging, because land systems manifest complex land use spillovers – i.e. processes by which land use changes or direct interventions in land use (e.g., policy, program, new technologies) in one place have impacts on land use in another place. The ERL issue “Focus on Leakage: Informing Land-Use Governance in a Tele-coupled World” builds on discussions in an international expert workshop conducted in Berlin in November 2017 to explore innovative ways to improve our understanding of how governance interventions, new technologies and other factors can affect land-use change both directly and indirectly through spillovers. This editorial starts by clarifying the definitions and relationships between land-use spillover, indirect land use change (iLUC) – a form of spillover where land use change in one place is caused by land use change in another place – leakage – a form of land use spillover, which is caused by an environmental policy (e.g., a conservation or restoration intervention), and the spillover reduces the overall benefits and effectiveness of this intervention -, and displacement processes. We then use this terminology to summarize the individual contributions of this special issue and conclude with lessons learned as well as directions for future research.

    More information:
    https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab7397

    Individual contributions:
    https://iopscience.iop.org/journal/1748-9326/page/Leakage-Land-Use

  • 11.02.
    2020

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    Closed event: Renewable energies bottom up? Practical perspectives on decentral energy systems – discussion of student’s research-findings

    Organised by the BMBF Junior Research Group „Bioeconomy and Inequalities. Transnational Entanglements and Interdependencies in the Bioenergy Sector“ und Junior Professorship „Global Inequalities and social-ecological change“

    In the closed event students of the seminar „Erneuerbare Energien von unten? Perspektiven aus der Praxis auf dezentrale Energiesysteme“ by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Maria Backhouse will discuss their research results with the researchers of the BMBF Junior Research Group „Bioekonomy and Inequalities“.

    Date: 11.02.2020
    Time: 5 – 7 pm
    Venue: Rosensäle, Fürstengraben 27, 07743 Jena“

  • 20.01.
    2020

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    Presentations at the conference „Krisen-Klima: Umweltkonflikte aus lateinamerikanischer Perspektive im Gespräch mit Kirchen, Wissenschaft, Politik und Zivilgesellschaft“ by Maria Backhouse and Rosa Lehmann

    Presentation (in German) by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Maria Backhouse and Dr. Rosa Lehmann at the conference „Krisen-Klima: Umweltkonflikte aus lateinamerikanischer Perspektive im Gespräch mit Kirchen, Wissenschaft, Politik und Zivilgesellschaft“ in Hofgeismar

    Maria Backhouse: „Alter Wein in neuen Schläuchen? Bioenergien in der Bioökonomie“

    Rosa Lehmann: „Erneuerbare Energien in Südmexiko: Der sozial-ökologische Konflikt um Windenergieanlagen im Isthmus von Tehuantepec“

    Date oft the conference: 24.-26.01.2020
    Venue: Evangelische Akademie Hofgeismar, Gesundbrunnen 11, 34369 Hofgeismar

  • 16.01.
    2020

    Bioeconomy & Inequalities

    Presentation (in German): „Konflikte um die Bioethanol Produktion in Córdoba, Argentinien, aus einer Umweltgerechtigkeitsperspektive“ by Anne Tittor

    Within the research colloquium „Nachhaltigkeit und gesellschaftliche Transformationen“ in the winter semester 2019/2020 of the Junior Research Group „flumen. Mentalitäten im Fluss“, Anne Tittor will give a presentation (in German) on the topic „Konflikte um die Bioethanol Produktion in Córdoba, Argentinien, aus einer Umweltgerechtigkeitsperspektive“.

    Date: 16.01.2020
    Venue: seminar room, Humboldtstr. 34, 07743 Jena“