STRIVE is a research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It aims at improving the knowledge base for the design of sustainable bioeconomy policies and regulatory frameworks at national and international level.

The project focuses on the sustainability implications of transnational biomass trade, technological innovation, and innovation transfer in selected bioeconomy sectors with an emphasis on major biomass and knowledge producing countries and regions. Impacts of bio-based transformations will be evaluated against relevant sustainability dimensions, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) on poverty eradication (1), food security (2), reduced inequality (10), responsible consumption (12), climate action (13), and terrestrial ecosystems (15).

We have adopted an interdisciplinary research approach integrating economics with natural and political science and rely on methods such as, economic modelling, statistical and econometric analysis, life-cycle assessment, technology & innovation management, and qualitative as well as quantitative case studies.

Latest Publications

Hertel, T.W., West, T.A.P., Börner, J. and N. Villoria. 2019. A review of global-local-global linkages in economic land-use/cover change models. Environmental Research Letters, 14(5): 053003. (Open Access) Further Information

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Haddad, S., Britz, W., Bruckner, M., Escobar, N. 2019. Global land use impacts from a subsidy on grassland-based ruminant livestock production in the European Union. 22nd Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis 19-21 June 2019, Warsaw (Poland)

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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

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UNFCCC side event on “Ensuring Climate Action in Forests is Stable and Resilient”, June 19, 2019 in Bonn

This event will discuss why it is important to prioritize the protection and restoration of primary forests for climate change mitigation and adaptation and takes place on the occasion of a SBSTTA (Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice)

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13th International Conference of the European Society of Ecological Economics, June 18-21, 2019 in Turku, Finland

Neus Escobar will take part in the 13th International Conference of the European Society of Ecological Economics to be held in Turku (Finland) from 18 to 21 June 2019. She will specifically present their ongoing work on estimating “Induced Land

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