Karen Siegel, Thomas Dietz and Melisa Deciancio participated in the panel “Governing Sustainable Development Agendas in the Global South: Global, Regional and Local Governance of Bioeconomy Agendas”, addressing the challenges and potential that the implementation of sustainable bioeconomy strategies face in countries in the Global South across multiple scales.
Karen Siegel discussed to what extent the concept of bioeconomy fosters or hinders inclusive and peaceful sustainability transitions in South American natural resource governance.
Focusing on the Argentine case, Melisa Deciancio discussed how the implementation of a bioeconomy policy strategy can shape the development model and the risks of reproducing new forms of dependency in Latin America.
The other panellists included Rocio Diaz Chavez from Stockholm Environment Institute Africa Centre and Imperial College London who, focusing on gender equality and poverty reduction goals, addressed the need for sustainability indicators to monitor bioeconomy development in Africa; and Mairon Bastos Lima from Chalmers University of Technology, who addressed how corporate dominance by agribusiness can threaten the sustainability of the bioeconomy transition in Brazil.
The papers were commented on by Carole-Anne Sénit from Utrecht University.