Junior Research Group funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Welcome to STRIVE
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.
October 12, 2021. Former STRIVE team member Dr. Neus Escobar was awarded the prestigious MSCA-IF to conduct her research project “Global Interlinkages in Food Trade Systems (GIFTS)” at the Basque Center for Climate Change (BC3) in Spain. The project buildsRead more
April 12, 2021. „betrifft: Billiges Fleisch – Wer bezahlt für die kleinen Preise?“ am 7. April 2021, 20:15 Uhr, im SWR Fernsehen / im Anschluss in der ARD Mediathek, u.a. mit Prof. Jan Börner Weitere Informationen: https://www.swr.de/unternehmen/kommunikation/pressemeldungen/swrfernsehen-betrifft-fleisch-110.htmlRead more
Teixeira Leite-Filho, A., Silveira Soares-Filho, B., Leroy Davis, J., Medeiros Abrahão, G. & J. Börner. 2021. Deforestation reduces rainfall and agricultural revenues in the Brazilian Amazon. Nature Communications 12.
Escobar, N. and W. Britz. 2021. Metrics on the sustainability of region-specific bioplastics production, considering global land use change effects. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Vol. 167 April 2021, 105345.
Escobar, N. 2020. Global impacts from trade in agricultural commodities. Estimating carbon footprints of Brazilian soy exports. ZEFnews no. 41, Center for Development Research (ZEF), 9.
Escobar, N. and Laibach, N. 2020. Sustainability check for bio-based technologies: A review of process-based and life cycle approaches. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Volume 135, January 2021, 110213.
Rajão, R., Soares-Filho, B., Nunes, F., Börner, J., Machado, L., Assis, D., Oliveira, A., Pinto, L., Ribeiro, V., Rausch, L., Gibbs, H., Figueira, D. 2020. The rotten apples of Brazil's agribusiness. Science 369 (6501), pp. 246-248