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Bioeconomy Governance for Sustainable Societies

Leiterinnen: Dr. Sarah Hackfort und Dr. Maria Proestou, Thaer-Institut für Agrar- und Gartenbauwissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institutionelle Anbindung der X-Student Research Group: Thaer-Institut für Agrar- und Gartenbauwissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The Bioeconomy Student Research Group deals with the question of how bioeconomy governance can best contribute to a sustainable future. It centers, first, around the question of how international governance and national policies on bioeconomy deal with socio-ecological challenges (e.g. trade-offs between targets such as growth in biomass production and biodiversity protection), and, second, on the role of bioeconomy policies (e.g. goal of resilience-oriented bio-based production systems) and discourses and the state herein. Given that policies of more than 60 countries worldwide seek the transition from a carbon-based economy to a bio-based economy and that bioeconomy transition goes hand in hand with current societal, political and economic activities to combat climate change, students are expected to analyze synergetic options and settings towards a considerate shift to a sustainable and resilient bioeconomy and reveal challenges and questionable (non)bioeconomy development paths.

Kontakt: maria.proestou@hu-berlin.de und sarah.hackfort@hu-berlin.de