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Regulating bioeconomy

Réguler la bioeéconomie

(Re)Making and regulating life and livelihoods across borders: transnational bioeconomy, law, and governance

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Published on Friday, December 07, 2018 by Elsa Zotian

Summary

La définition de la bioéconomie est incertaine. Le terme désigne les activités fondées sur les bio ressources  (produits des vies terrestre ou marine, végétale, fongique, animale, bactérienne, etc.). Le terme désigne aussi souvent la transition écologique souhaitée par les Etats d'une économie dépendante des ressources fossiles vers une économie basée sur la biomasse et des ressources renouvelables. Mais le terme désigne aussi l'ultime  marchandisation de la vie opérée par les grandes compagnies transnationales. La bioeconomie doit ainsi être explorée avant d’envisager sa régulation.

Biotechnological industry, researchers, and governments have entered a new constellation, regime, and accelerated phase, called the Bioeconomy. This agenda - which exists in the form of policy, funding programs, white papers, etc. - reimagines how we live, how we live together with other kinds of life, and, directly, these other kinds of life at the molar and molecular level. In other words: All kinds of livelihoods in their social, economic, and ethical relations are put in motion. This agenda is, geopolitically, not restricted to Global North nor contained by any national or international jurisdiction and governance.

Announcement

Argumentaire

L’industrie biotechnologique, les chercheurs et les gouvernements sont entrés dans une nouvelle constellation, un nouveau régime et une phase accélérée, appelée bioéconomie. Ce programme - qui existe sous forme de politique, de programmes de financement, de papiers blancs, etc. - réinvente notre façon de vivre, la façon dont nous vivons avec d’autres types de vie et, par conséquent, réinvente ces autres types de vie aux niveaux molaire et moléculaire. En d’autres termes, toutes sortes de moyens de subsistance, sociaux, économiques et éthiques sont mis en mouvement. Sur le plan géopolitique, cet agenda ne se limite pas au pays du Nord, ni à aucune juridiction ou gouvernance nationale ou internationale.

Cette conférence vise à réunir un groupe de chercheurs désireux de créer un dialogue transdisciplinaire sur l’avenir de la technoscience-économique contemporaine qui est en train de devenir un enjeu social en matière de transformations écologiques et écologiques à l’échelle mondiale. Cette «bioéconomie en tant qu’Anthropocène 2.0», contrairement au changement climatique (que les partisans les plus technoptimistes de la bioéconomie promettent d’atténuer ou même de résoudre), commence à servir intentionnellement une intervention dans les écosystèmes dans le but de changer notre mode de vie : de l’agriculture aux biocarburants, du médicament à la production industrielle en passant par les usines microbiennes. La question de savoir comment cette transition est et peut être régulée - par exemple par la création d’un droit transnational - se révèle lentement mais sûrement comme l’un des problèmes socio-politiques cruciaux de notre époque.

Organisé par Alexander I. Stingl, chercheur invité au Collège d’études mondiales, FMSH, Independent Scholarship Fellow, Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF), Rédacteur en chef de la série de livres series “Decolonial Options for the Social Sciences” (Lexington/Rowman) et Gilles Lhuilier, Professeur de droit ENS Rennes, responsable du programme Global Legal Studies Network à la FMSH, président de l’International Society for Extractive Law and Practices, Campus de La Transition.

Conférences en anglais

Programme

9h45 Accueil par les organisateurs et le Collège d’études mondiales, FMSH

  • 10h00-10h45 Introduction Molecular Mobilities  - The Macro-politics and Micro-poetics of Bioeconomy, Alexander I. Stingl, Collège d’études mondiales, FMSH, ISRF
  • 10h45-11h30 On “more-than-human” geography, Clemens Driessen, Univeristy of Wageningen, Environmental Sciences
  • 11h30-12h15 On milk, bioeconomy and Australia, Yoriko Otomo, Research Associate, SOAS University of London
  • 12h15-13h00 On the regulation of marine biodiversity from the UN, Natalia Frozel Barros, ATER chez Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne  Doctorante en Science politique, CRPS/CESSP

Pause

  • 13h45-14h30 On environmental justice, Fabìola Lessa Vianna, Political Scientist, Partnership Development Officer at French Institute for Building Efficiency (IFPEB)
  • 14h30-15h15 On deforestation, Tamar Blickstein, Freie Universität Berlin CRC 1171 «Affective Societies”
  • 15h15-16h00 On the ICC, the sociologist and the artist, Franck Leibovici et Julien Seroussi, FMSH
  • 16h00-16h45 On “glyphosate, a lovestory”, Birgit Müller, EHESS, Institut interdisciplinaire d’anthropologie du contemporain (IIAC) - Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Institutions et des Organisations Sociales (LAIOS)
  • 16h45-17h30 On alternative ways of valuing environment, Nathalie Blanc, Laboratoire Dynamiques Sociales et Recomposition des Espaces (Ladyss), Directrice de recherche CNRS, Geographie
  • 17h30-18h Keynote - Building a research on “Regulating bioeconomy” ? : the case of blue economy and the rise of Transnational State, Gilles Lhuilier, ENS Rennes, responsable du programme Global Legal Studies Network à la FMSH

Argument

Biotechnological industry, researchers, and governments have entered a new constellation, regime, and accelerated phase, called the Bioeconomy.

This agenda - which exists in the form of policy, funding programs, white papers, etc. - reimagines how we live, how we live together with other kinds of life, and, directly, these other kinds of life at the molar and molecular level. In other words: All kinds of livelihoods in their social, economic, and ethical relations are put in motion. This agenda is, geopolitically, not restricted to Global North nor contained by any national or international jurisdiction and governance.

This conference aims to bring together a group of scholars, who can create a transdisciplinary conversation on the contemporary technoscience-economic agenda that is slowly becoming one of the most social and ecological transformations agendas on a global scale: this "Bioeconomy as Anthropocene 2.0", unlike climate change (which the most technoptimistic proponents of the Bioeconomy promise to mitigate or even solve), is begun to serve intentionally(!) as an intervention into ecosystems with the goal of changing how we live: From agriculture to biofuels, to medicine, to industrial production via microbial factories. The question how this transition is and even can be regulated;, e.g. through the creation of transnational law; is slowly but surely revealing itself to be one of the crucial socio-political issues of our time.

There is an interesting tension with the concept of bioeconomy, on the one hand the "players" of this discourse - who are in government, biotech research, and industry, as well as a small group of (over)specialized social researchers - are not only convinced that the "bioeconomy" (which ranges from agriculture, biofuels, urban [re]construction, medicine, biorefineries, -factories and -materials, climate change, etc.) is the future mode of economy and society in general, but they actively and powerfully influence this transition. On the other hand, the majority of people, even in closely related research areas have no idea what bioeconomy actually means.

To this means we need to find ways to recover the terms, gain both critical and aesthetic purchase, and become empowered and enabled to co-create "his "bioeconomy", in other words, find ways to democratize this development.

Programme

9:45am Welcome by the Organizers and the Collège d’études mondiales, FMSH

  • 10:00am – 10:45am Introductory Talk: Molecular Mobilities  - The Macro-politics and Micro-poetics of Bioeconomy, Alexander I. Stingl, Collège d’études mondiales, FMSH, ISRF
  • 10:45am – 11:30am On “more-than-human” geography, Clemens Driessen, Univeristy of Wageningen, Environmental Sciences
  • 11:30am – 12:15pm On milk, bioeconomy and Australia, Yoriko Otomo, Research Associate, SOAS University of London
  • 12:15pm – 1:00pm On the regulation of marine biodiversity from the UN, Natalia Frozel Barros, ATER chez Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Doctorante en Science politique, CRPS/CESSP

Break

  • 1:45pm – 2:30pm On environmental justice, Fabìola Lessa Vianna, Political Scientist, Partnership Development Officer at French Institute for Building Efficiency (IFPEB)
  • 2:30pm – 3:15pm On deforestation, Tamar Blickstein, Freie Universität Berlin CRC 1171 “Affective Societies”
  • 3:15pm – 4:00pm On the ICC, the sociologist and the artist, Franck Leibovici and Julien Seroussi, FMSH
  • 4:00pm – 4 :45pm On “glyphosate, a lovestory”, Birgit Müller, EHESS, Institut interdisciplinaire d’anthropologie du contemporain (IIAC) - Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Institutions et des Organisations Sociales (LAIOS)
  • 4:45pm – 5:30pm On alternative ways of valuing environment, Nathalie Blanc, Laboratoire Dynamiques Sociales et Recomposition des Espaces (Ladyss), Directrice de recherche CNRS, Geographie
  • 5:30pm - 6pm Keynote - Building a research on “Regulating bioeconomy” ? : the case of blue economy and the rise of Transnational State, Gilles Lhuilier, ENS Rennes, Head of Global Legal Studies Network, FMSH

Places

  • FMSH, salle A3-35 - FMSH, 54 Bv Raspail
    Paris, France (75006)

Date(s)

  • Monday, December 10, 2018

Keywords

  • bioéconomie, droit transnational, écologie, vivant, économie, transitionn démocratisation

Contact(s)

  • Gilles Lhuilier
    courriel : gilles [dot] lhuilier [at] msh-paris [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Gilles Lhuilier
    courriel : gilles [dot] lhuilier [at] msh-paris [dot] fr

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« Regulating bioeconomy », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Friday, December 07, 2018, https://calenda.org/526842

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