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

Meyfroidt, P., Boerner, J., Garrett, R., Gardner, T., Godar, J., Kis-Katos, K., Soares-Filho, B. and S. Wunder. 2020. Focus on leakage and spillovers: informing land-use governance in a tele-coupled world. Environmental Research Letters. (Open Access). https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab7397

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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. Governing land use to

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4th International BioSC Symposium, November 18-19, 2019 in Cologne

Natalie Laibach and Neus Escobar will be presenting two posters on the progress of STRIVE component 2 at the 4th International BioSC Symposium which will be held at Maternushaus (Cologne) on November 18-19th. Good opportunity to catch up on the

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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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