Colóquio Interdisciplinar do Projeto SABio

Colóquio Interdisciplinar do Projeto SABio

On December 7, 2021 a SABio Interdisciplinary Colloquium took place in a hybrid format. Different members of the scientific staff from both Universities and the steering committee joined the event, part of them virtually from different parts of South America and Europe, and part of them in person at the Center for Development Research in Bonn.

In the Colloquium, Junior Researchers from the University of Bonn presented advances in their research.

Trevor Tisler presented his paper “Deforestation Contamination in Brazil’s Ethanol Supply Chains under the National Biofuels Policy”. The main research question focuses on identifying and quantifying direct and indirect deforestation and its linked carbon emissions that may be contaminating carbon offset credit sales in Brazil’s first regulated carbon marketplace, the CBIO marketplace.

Pablo Mac Clay presented his work “Value chains in the transition to a sustainable bioeconomy”. There, he analyzed which value chain features are associated with a process of intensified innovation in the bioeconomy and presented an overarching typology of bioeconomic value chains. Finally, he introduced a preliminary discussion on the potential implications for the social welfare for different actors from an increased rate of innovation in the bioeconomy.

Finally, María Eugenia Silva Carrazzone presented her paper “The role of the Reference point and Time inconsistencies in farmers’ compliance with sustainable soil policies”. The aim of her work is to assess how the reference point of the Prospect Theory -against which individuals define losses and gains- and their time inconsistencies can contribute to

farmers’ compliance to soil conservation policies that imply trade-offs. While most of the papers that model decision-making consider Expected Utility assumptions, the novelty of her work lies in the introduction of behavioral hints to the discussion.

Presentation in the Roundtable: “Latin American knowledge contributions to International Relations”

Presentation in the Roundtable: “Latin American knowledge contributions to International Relations”

Melisa Deciancio participated in the Roundtable: “Latin American knowledge contributions to International Relations” invited by the Centre for the International Politics of Knowledge (KNOWLEDGE Centre) at the University of Aberystwyth, UK, on December 1st, 2021, chaired by Amaya Querejazu (University of Aberystwyth) and with the participation of Marcos Scauso (Quinnipiac University) and Kinti Pablo Orellana (Queen Mary University of London).

She focused on her more recent research agenda on a renewed reading and conceptualization of dependency approaches based on the study of bioeconomy as a policy agenda in South America. She addressed the contributions of Latin America to International Relations based on her recently published book “Latin America in Global International Relations” (Routledge, 2022), edited with Amitav Acharya (American University) and Diana Tussie (FLACSO Argentina).

Apresentações na 5ª Conferência Internacional sobre Políticas Públicas (ICPP5)

Durante a segunda semana de julho de 2021 aconteceu a 5ª Conferência Internacional de Políticas Públicas (ICPP5) em Barcelona, ​​Espanha, organizada pela Associação Internacional de Políticas Públicas (IPPA) e o Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI). Nesta conferência, dois dos alunos de doutorado do Projeto SABio, Daniel Kefeli e Guilherme Queiroz do Stein,  apresentaram suas pesquisas.

Daniel Kefeli apresentou no painel “Policy problems and policy integration. Differences and similarities across sectors” moderado por Guillermo Cejudo e Philipp Trein. Este painel contribuiu para a literatura ao analisar como o processo de formulação de políticas e as políticas de integração de políticas diferem entre os campos de política. A apresentação de Daniel deu-se na 3ª sessão centrada em “Teoria, instituições e métodos”, discutindo o referencial teórico de sua tese intitulada “Avaliando a interação de políticas para a bioeconomia florestal sustentável no Uruguai”. Em um futuro próximo, espera-se desenvolver uma edição especial com base nos trabalhos apresentados no painel.

Guilherme de Queiroz Stein participou do painel “Agenda 2030 and Institutional Change in the Global South”, coordenado por Paul Cisneros e Sofia Cordero do Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales (IAEN), Equador. Na ocasião, Guilherme apresentou sua pesquisa sobre a governança da bioeconomia no Brasil, com foco no papel da biodiversidade no desenvolvimento da bioeconomia e na implementação da nova lei da biodiversidade brasileira, que regulamenta as atividades de bioprospecção, acesso aos conhecimentos tradicionais e repartição de benefícios. Como resultado do painel, os pesquisadores pretendem consolidar uma rede e produzir publicações conjuntamente, tendo como tema comum os desafios institucionais para a implementação dos ODS no sul global.

O ICPP5 teve 1233 participantes inscritos, 975 virtuais e 258 presenciais, vindos de 78 países diferentes. Tinha 155 painéis, dos quais 64 eram híbridos e 91 virtuais. O ICPP5 teve 281 sessões divididas em 10 sessões múltiplas de 2 horas com 1527 trabalhos apresentados.

Mais Informações:  https://www.ippapublicpolicy.org/conference/icpp5-barcelona-2021/13

Workshop de Bioeconomia Argentina

Workshop de Bioeconomia Argentina

O Workshop de Stakeholders sobre Bioeconomia Argentina aconteceu no dia 28 de julho e reuniu um grupo diversificado de cerca de 40 profissionais de diferentes áreas e disciplinas. Seu principal objetivo era obter insights sobre a situação e os desenvolvimentos futuros da bioeconomia argentina. Foi moderado por Melisa Deciancio (Uni Münster) e Pablo Mac Clay (Uni Bonn).

Partindo do pressuposto de que a bioeconomia é um conceito amplo, a discussão foi organizada com base nas definições de bioeconomia da Comissão Europeia e da CEPAL, incluindo trajetórias biotecnológicas e iniciativas locais construídas sobre sistemas socioecológicos. A discussão foi organizada em dois blocos principais: (1) conhecimentos e habilidades para a bioeconomia e (2) sustentabilidade social e ambiental da bioeconomia.
Este workshop foi uma excelente oportunidade para os pesquisadores da SABio interagirem com as partes interessadas argentinas e entender mais sobre os desafios e oportunidades para o desenvolvimento da bioeconomia no país.

Apresentação na Conferência EADI ISS 2021: Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice

Apresentação na Conferência EADI ISS 2021: Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice

Helena Varkkey (Universiti Malaya and Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore) and Karen Siegel presented a paper comparing soybean production in South America and palm oil production in Southeast Asia to examine how the extractive imperative shapes approaches to sustainability. The paper was part of the panel “The Extractive Imperative: a Global Phenomenon?” chaired by Lorenzo Pellegrini and Murat Arsel (both International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam).

More information about EADI ISS General Conference 2021.

Debate e lançamento do livro “The Politics of Bioeconomy and Sustainability” por Mairon Bastos Lima, Stockholm Environment Institute

Debate e lançamento do livro “The Politics of Bioeconomy and Sustainability” por Mairon Bastos Lima, Stockholm Environment Institute

To launch the book “The Politics of Bioeconomy and Sustainability: Lessons from Biofuel Governance, Policies and Production Strategies in the Emerging World” by Mairon Bastos Lima (Research Fellow SEI and scientific advisor of the SABio project), Stockholm Environment Institute hosted a virtual panel debate with the author and three international bioeconomy experts: Francis X. Johnson, Senior Research Fellow and Leader of the Initiative on Governing Bioeconomy Pathways, Stockholm Environment Institute; Karen Siegel, Head of the research group “Transformation and Sustainability Governance in South American Bioeconomies”, Institute of Political Science, University of Münster; and Wahida Maghraby, Researcher, Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture Indonesia. With an audience from several countries and continents including South Africa, Uruguay, Brazil, Sweden, Germany and Ireland the Q+A was lively and insightful.

For those who missed the event, a recording is available on SEI’s YouTube channel:

Workshop sobre “Governança agroalimentar, desenvolvimento sustentável e bioeconomia no Uruguai” no CONICYT

Workshop sobre “Governança agroalimentar, desenvolvimento sustentável e bioeconomia no Uruguai” no CONICYT

O 31 de maio de 2021, a convite do Conselho Nacional de Inovação, Ciência e Tecnologia (CONICYT) do Uruguai, Karen Siegel e Daniel Kefeli fizeram uma apresentação sobre “Governança agroalimentar, desenvolvimento sustentável e bioeconomia no Uruguai”. Nesta instância, participaram cerca de 30 participantes de diferentes instituições, incluindo o Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agropecuária (INIA), a Universidad de la República (UdelaR), o Ministério da Pecuária, Agricultura e Pesca (MGAP), a FAO, o Instituto SARAS (South American Institute for Resilience and Sustainability Studies), a Secretaria Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia e o Programa de Desenvolvimento de Ciências Básicas (PEDECIBA).

Karen Siegel apresentou os principais resultados do Policy Brief “Promovendo bioeconomias inclusivas? Lições da governança agroalimentar e da política dos Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável na América do Sul”, onde destacou como Uruguai e Paraguai conseguiram cumprir os Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (ODS), enfatizando o nível de inclusão e participação dos diferentes atores envolvidos. Ela também falou sobre o Projeto SABio e suas principais linhas de pesquisa. Daniel Kefeli descreveu os diferentes conceitos e visões existentes da bioeconomia, bem como as características das estratégias implementadas a nível internacional para promover este paradigma e contemplar os riscos nele implícitos. Finalmente, informou sobre o processo ocorrido no Uruguai para incorporar a bioeconomia às políticas públicas do país e comentou alguns projetos em andamento que trabalham nesta matéria.

Durante a sessão, houve uma discussão enriquecedora e ativa entre os participantes, onde foram levantadas questões e comentários sobre os desafios na implementação dos ODS, a participação da agroecologia no conceito de bioeconomia, o papel e a aprendizagem da participação pública na formulação de políticas públicas, entre outras questões. A instância foi finalizada promovendo intercâmbio para futuros trabalhos em temas relacionados à bioeconomia.

Projetos e instituições que realizam projetos relacionados à bioeconomia no Uruguai:

  • – CSIC – Projeto Udelar: A bioeconomia é uma estratégia plausível de desenvolvimento humano sustentável para o nordeste do Uruguai? Discussão teórico-conceitual e bases empíricas para sua implementação. Instituto de Desarrollo Sostenible, Innovación e Inclusión Social (IDIIS) – Centro Universitario de Tacuarembó – Udelar. http://www.idiis.edu.uy/

Apresentações na IAMO Forum 2021

Trevor Tisler and Pablo Mac Clay, junior researchers at SABio Project, presented at the “IAMO Forum 2021 – Agrifood Systems in the Bioeconomy” (June 7-9). The IAMO Forum is an annual platform for international research in agricultural and related disciplines. This Conference was part of the Bioeconomy Week in Halle

Pablo Mac Clay joined “Parallel Session B2 – Value Chains” and the title of his presentation was “Value chains and innovation pathways in the transition to a sustainable bioeconomy”. In this working paper, he presented a typology of value chains in the context of the bioeconomy. The main research question is the role of value chains in providing the enabling environment for a sustainable transition to a bioeconomy, and the potential welfare effects of this transition from a social sustainability perspective. The panel was completed by Pascal Grouiez (LADYSS) and Verena Beck (Thünen Institute) and was moderated by Ivan Duric (IAMO). Watch Pablo’s recorded presentation here:

 

Trevor Tisler was part of “Parallel Session A5 – Decarbonization and Green Growth) and presented on “Deforestation Contamination in Brazil’s Ethanol Supply Chains under the National Biofuels Policy”. The preliminary results from this working paper’s spatially-explicit deforestation contamination model were presented for three of Brazil’s principal sugarcane cultivating and ethanol producing regions. The main research question focuses on identifying and quantifying direct and indirect deforestation and its linked carbon emissions that may be contaminating carbon offset credit sales in Brazil’s first regulated carbon marketplace, the CBIO marketplace. The panel participants also included presentations from Lanjiao Wen (IAMO) and Mansoor Ahmed Koondhar (Northwest Agriculture & Forestry University), and the session was moderated by Florian Schierhorn (IAMO). Watch Trevor’s recorded presentation here:

 

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Apresentação na Conferência Anual da British International Studies Association 2021

Apresentação na Conferência Anual da British International Studies Association 2021

Melisa Deciancio participated in the panel “Inequalities in Bodies, Land and the Biosphere” at the British International Studies Association Conference, addressing core-periphery dynamics on bioeconomy projects in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay and, in a broader sense, the impacts of bioeconomy on creating new forms of dependency for South American countries. The other panellists included Nicola Smith (University of Birmingham), Amelia Morris (University of Law); and Sulagna Basu (University of Sydney).

The papers were commented on by Ben Richardson from University of Warwick.

Junte-se a nós para o seminário virtual “The politics of biofuels and bioeconomy: who wins and who loses?”, 17 de junho, Stockholm Environment Institute

Junte-se a nós para o seminário virtual “The politics of biofuels and bioeconomy: who wins and who loses?”, 17 de junho, Stockholm Environment Institute

The bioeconomy offers a way to transition away from fossil fuels and transform our economies. But, like any profound change, this transition won’t be without challenges. Who will benefit and who may be left behind? How are the new institutions and policies being shaped, and by whom? And how can the development of the bioeconomy be steered to addressing socio-economic and environmental issues without perpetuating the inequalities of the fossil economy (or creating new ones)?

These questions will be discussed at the book launch event: “The politics of bioeconomy and sustainability: Lessons from biofuel governance, policies and production strategies in the emerging world” by Mairon G. Bastos Lima.

Speakers:

  • Mairon G. Bastos Lima, author of the book. Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Francis X. Johnson, Senior Research Fellow and Leader of the Initiative on Governing Bioeconomy Pathways, Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Karen Siegel, Head of the research group “Transformation and Sustainability Governance in South American Bioeconomies”, Institute of Political Science, University of Münster
  • Wahida Maghraby, Researcher, Indonesian Center for Agricultural Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS), Ministry of Agriculture Indonesia

Zoom meeting 14:00-15:00 CEST online, register here to receive the link. More information at https://www.sei.org/events/the-politics-of-biofuels-and-bioeconomy-who-wins-and-who-loses/