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Why do the biotechnology and the climate change debates hardly mix? Evidence from a global stakeholder survey

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Why do the biotechnology and the climate change debates hardly mix? Evidence from a global stakeholder survey
Abstract

Despite its potential to address climate change problems, the role of biotechnology is hardly ever touched upon in the global sustainability debate. We wanted to know why. For that purpose, we conducted a global online stakeholder survey on biotechnology and climate change. The relevant stakeholders and their representatives were selected by means of key informants that were familiar with either of the two debates. A self-assessment showed that a majority of respondents felt more familiar with the climate change than the biotechnology debate. Even though the survey results reveal that most respondents consider the potential of modern biotechnology to address climate change to be substantial, the policy network analysis revealed that one stakeholder who is not just considered to be relevant in both debates but also crucial in the formation of global public opinion, strongly rejects the view that biotechnology is a climate-friendly and therefore clean technology. This influential opposition seems to ensure that the biotechnology and the climate change debates do not mix.

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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: New Biotechnology - Volume 30, Issue 4, 25 May 2013, Pages 344–348
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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