Jan Börner

Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung

Jan Börner is Senior Researcher at Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF) and a Professor for Economics of Sustainable Land Use and Bioeconomy at University of Bonn. He holds a M.Sc. in International Agricultural Sciences from Humboldt University, Berlin, and a Dr. agr. from the University of Bonn. His research areas of interest are land use and food security, environmental and climate change, global development and trade, ecosystem services, sustainable use of natural resources, biodiversity, environmental impact analysis, land, water, food and energy, governance, conflicts and natural resources.

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Jan 1, 2020
Juliano Correa, Elías Cisneros, Jan Börner, Alexander Pfaff, Marcelo Costa, Raoni Rajão

Evaluating REDD+ at subnational level: Amazon fund impacts in Alta Floresta, Brazil

The Amazon Fund is the world's largest program to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), funded with over US $1b donated by Norway and Germany between 2008 and 2017 to reward Brazil for prior deforestation reductions. Olhos D'Água da Amazônia is cited as a le...


Jan 1, 2020
Neus Escobar, E. Jorge Tizado, Erasmus K.H.J. zu Ermgassen, Pernilla Löfgren, Jan Börner, Javier Godar

Spatially-explicit footprints of agricultural commodities: Mapping carbon emissions embodied in Brazil’s soy exports

Reliable estimates of carbon and other environmental footprints of agricultural commodities require capturing a large diversity of conditions along global supply chains. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) faces limitations when it comes to addressing spatial and temporal variability in production, transpor...


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