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Bioenergy governance: conflict cases


To retrieve information concerning bionenergy based conflicts, and to analyse the cases and the stakeholders involved in each of them. The sources of information can be based in academic publications, policy reports, as well as grey literature, newspaper reports, ENGOs campaigns, etc... The conflict case has to be analysed in a brief and structured way according to the following guidelines.


A conflict related to bioenergy has to be chosen, following the criteria:

  • It has to be related to the production of bioenergy
  • It should be preferably in your country or region, or in areas you are familiar with

The structure of the text has to be divided in the following parts:

1. Title & Name
2. Background information:

2.1 Generic information about the conflict: When starts, is on-going, location (region, closest city, coordinates, etc…)
2.2 . Conflict type: Explanations on the conflict type (Land use conflicts, Biomass extraction conflicts (legally), Bioenergy plants established, generic bioenergy governance conflicts…)
2.3. Resources involved: Solid wood, Fire wood, Logging residues, Industrial residues, Agricultural products, Agricultural residues, Animal waste, Household waste, Industrial waste, etc…

3. Evaluation of the conflict

3.1. Main Issues and descriptions: Information about the consequences (Ecological, Economical, Social, Cultural)
3.2. Main stakeholders involved (ENGOs, companies, associations... and their role in the conflict)
3.3. Analysis of the stakeholders values and interests
3.4. Evaluation of the intensity of the conflict (disagreement, violence, etc…)
3.5. Evaluation of the possible causes of the conflict (poor regulations, poor government actions, economic factors, etc...) 
3.6. Main elements that may preclude conflict resolution
3.7. Main elements that may encourage conflict escalation

4. Keywords and identifiers of the conflict
5. References (the references should be following the general guidelines of academic literature)

Submitting the assignment

Add your brief report to the course website by creating a child page under this page. Follow the next steps:

  1. Proceed to create a page (click "Create" and then "Blank page" in the above menu while you are at this page)
  2. Name it as "<your name>, keyword", by typing so in the empty space above (where it says "New Page" in grey). The key word may refer to the conflict nature or lonation.
  3. In the space for text, follow the structure suggested by the guidelines. In general:
    1. length: about two-three pages, it is a brief report
    2. add labels (1-8), by typing again the keywords (here you can add more, e.g. the region, the source of the conflict, stakeholders...)
  4. (You may add attachments as well, especially if the documents are difficult to retrieve)
  5. Click "Save"

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