Junior Research Group funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
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.
Escobar, N., Haddad, S., Börner, J., and W. Britz. 2018. Land use mediated GHG emissions and spillovers from increased consumption of bioplastics. Environmental Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aaeafbRead more
Dietz, T., Börner, J., Förster, J.J. and J. von Braun. 2018. Governance of the bioeconomy: A global comparative study of national bioeconomy strategies. ZEF Discussion Paper 264. Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn.Read more
Bio-based industries: sustainability benefits from circularity and closed-loop life cycles Neus Escobar together with colleagues from Ciemat (Spain), Technische Universität Berlin (Germany) and the University of Bologna (Italy) has proposed a session to be included at the next SETAC EuropeRead more
Thomas Dietz, Neus Escobar and Jan Janosch Förster contributed to the session on “Socioeconomic Perspectives within a Sustainable Bioeconomy” chaired by Prof. Dr. Jan Börner at the 3rd International BioSC Symposium which was held in Bonn on November 12-13, 2018.Read more
13th Wageningen International Conference on Chain and Network Management (WICaNeM) on July 2-3, 2018 in Ancona, Italy
Natalie Laibach presented her research on the 13th Wageningen International Conference on Chain and Network Management (WICaNeM) Conference on “Sustainability and Innovation in Chains and Network” in Ancona (Italy) from 2 to 3 July 2018. As a part of theRead more