• 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

  • 13.02.


    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.

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

    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.

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  • 18.07.


    SETAC Helsinki Session Summaries published

    The summary of the session “Bio-Based Industries: sustainability benefits of technological innovation and closed-loop approaches across supply chains”, co-chaired by Neus Escobar, has recently been published in the July 2019 Issue of SETAC Globe, as part of the SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting, held from 26–30 May 2019 in Helsinki:

  • 18.03.


    Interview about study on bioplastics

    An interview with Neus Escobar has been published following their study on land use mediated effects of bioplastics based on a Computable General Equilibrium assessment.

    Read interview (in german) at:

  • 03.05.


    Der globalen Bioökonomie den Puls gefühlt

    Interview with Jan Börner about the research and aims of the STRIVE project (in german)

    Please read the interview on:

  • 26.09.


    STRIVE at Tropentag 2017, September 20-22, 2017 in Bonn

    At the Conference Tropentag 2017: Future Agriculture: Social-ecological transitions and bio-cultural shifts 20th to 22nd September in Bonn, Dr. Lisa Biber-Freudenberger gave a presentation with the title “The Global Bioeconomy Landscape: What Determines National Strategic Choices?” about the results of her research on a typology of bioeconomies.

    Find the abstract here