Book Launch: “Bioeconomy and Global Inequalities. Socio-Ecological Perspectives on Biomass Sourcing and Production”

Die Veranstaltung findet auf Englisch statt.

29. Juni 2021, 18-20 Uhr

Online via Zoom: 
Meeting-ID: 648 1250 2835
Code: 941237

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Moderation: Janina Puder (FSU Jena, Germany)
Ko-Moderation: Fabricio Rodriguez (FSU Jena, Germany)

  • Maria Backhouse (FSU Jena, Germany): Global Inequalities and Extractive Knowledge Production in the Bioeconomy
  • Kean Birch (York University, Canada): Neoliberal Bioeconomies? Co-constructing Markets and Natures
  • Hariati Sinaga (Kassel University, Germany): Buruh Siluman: The Making and Maintaining of Cheap and Disciplined Labour on Oil Palm Plantations in Indonesia
  • Malte Lühmann (FSU Jena, Germany): Sustaining the European Bioeconomy. The Material Base and Extractive Relations of a Bio-based EU-Economy


After a research period of almost five years the Junior-Research Group “Bioeconomy and Inequalities. Transnational Entanglements and Interdependencies in the Bioenergy Sector” funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research presents the edited volume: “Bioeconomy and Inequalities. Socio-Ecological Perspectives on Biomass Sourcing and Production”.* This session is contributed to the publishing of the edited volume and introduces into current research on the global bioeconomy and bioenergy policies included in the series. We will discuss how a transition away from a fossil and towards a bio-based economic order alters, reinforces and challenges socio-ecological inequalities. Together with Maria Backhouse, Kean Birch, Hariati Sinaga and Malte Lühmann the session addresses various questions of the edited volume: How can a global perspective on socio-ecological inequalities contribute to a critical understanding of bioeconomy? To what extent does the bioeconomy affect existing socio-ecological inequalities in rural areas? What are the implications of the bioeconomy for existing relations of extraction and inequalities across regions? The session invites an interested audience to reflect upon these and further questions, at a time when the need for an ecological and socially just transition away from a carbon intensive economy is becoming increasingly pressing.


*Backhouse, Maria; Lehmann, Rosa; Lorenzen, Kristina; Lühmann, Malte; Puder, Janina; Rodríguez, Fabricio; & Tittor, Anne (Hg.) (i.E.): Bioeconomy and Global Inequalities. Socio-Ecological Perspectives on Biomass Sourcing and Production. Palgrave Macmillan.


Zeitraum: 29.06.2021 18:00 Uhr - 20:00 Uhr