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Sustainability, society and economy

How can our society create a circular bioeconomy with optimal synergies between production, distribution, consumption and recycling of biomass and other bioresources? 

This question is the fulcrum of the work in the CBIO research area called ”Sustainability, society and economics”. We carry out research in systemic approaches and use our modelling skills to understand the relevant connections and to delve into the core of the circular bioeconomy. 

Another of our research goals is to investigate which regulation mechanisms and social and economic factors influence the conversion to bioeconomic production, whether they be barriers or catalysts (enablers).

In this regard, our systemic research focuses on analysing how alternative scenarios for resource management and regulatory actions affect the environment, climate and economics.

Participating research groups and researchers:

Systemic analyses 
Marianne ThomsenJohn HermansenMarie Trydeman Knudsen and Dario Caro 

Policy analysis in the food and environmental sector
Helle Ørsted NielsenAnders Branth PetersenMikael Skou Andersen and Birgitte Egelund Olsen 

Economic Systems Models – Integrated Environmental Economic policy modelling
Ronggang Cong and Berit Hasler

Land Use and bioeconomic resource flows
Gregor Levin and Doan Nainggolan