Publications

♦ Articles in peer-reviewed journals & other peer-reviewed papers

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Siegel, K.M. and Bastos Lima, M.G. (2020). “When international sustainability frameworks encounter domestic politics: The sustainable development goals and agri-food governance in South America.World Development, 135, 105053. [Online access]

Ivanova, A., Zia, A., Ahmad, P., and Bastos Lima, M.G. (2020). “Climate mitigation policies and actions: access and allocation issues.” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 20, 287–301. [Online access].

Bastos Lima, M.G. and Persson, U.M. (2020). “Commodity-centric landscape governance as a double-edged sword: The case of soy and the Cerrado Working Group in Brazil“. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 3, 27. [Online access].

zu Ermgassen, E.K.H.J, Ayre, B., Godar, J., Bastos Lima, M.G., et al. (2020). “Using supply chain data to monitor zero deforestation commitments: an assessment of progress in the Brazilian soy sector“. Environmental Research Letters 15, 035003. [Online access].

Bastos Lima, M.G., Persson, U.M., Meyfroidt, P. (2019). “Leakage and Boosting Effects in Environmental Governance: A Framework for Analysis“. Environmental Research Letters 14, 105006. [Online access].

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2018). “Toward Multipurpose Agriculture: Food, Fuels, Flex Crops, and Prospects for a Bioeconomy“. Global Environmental Politics 18(2), 143-150. [Online access or direct download].

Bastos Lima, M.G., Kissinger, G., Visseren-Hamakers, I.J., Braña Varela, J., Gupta, A. (2017). “The Sustainable Development Goals and REDD+: Assessing Institutional Interactions and the Pursuit of Synergies“. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 17(4), 589-606. [Online access]. 

Bastos Lima, M.G., Visseren-Hamakers, I.J., Braña Varela, J., and Gupta, A. (2017). “A Reality Check on the Landscape Approach to REDD+: Lessons from Latin America” Forest Policy and Economics, 78, 10-20 [Online access].

Bastos Lima, M.G. and Gupta, J. (2014). “The Extraterritorial Dimensions of Biofuel Policies and the Politics of Scale: Live and Let Die?” Third World Quarterly, 35(3), 392-410 [Online access or direct download]

Bastos Lima, M.G. and Gupta, J. (2013). “The Policy Context of Biofuels: A Case of Non-Governance at the Global Level?” Global Environmental Politics, 13(2), 46-64. [Online access or direct download]

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2012). “An Institutional Analysis of Biofuel Policies and their Social Implications: Lessons from Brazil, India and Indonesia.” United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Occasional Paper n.9, series “Social Dimensions of Green Economy and Sustainable Development”. [Online access]

Kuik, O., Bastos Lima, M.G and Gupta, J. (2011). “Energy Security in a Developing World“. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews, 2(4), 627-634. [Online access]

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2009). “Biofuel Governance and International Legal Principles: Is it Equitable and Sustainable?” Melbourne Journal of International Law, 10(2), 470-492. [Online access]. (This article was selected for a follow-up debate on the Opinio Juris discussion board with Prof. C. Ford Runge, here)

McAllister Kattides, M.L. and Bastos Lima, M.G. (2008). “Changing Food Systems and Implications for Sustainable Communities: Cyprus, Canada and Brazil.” Environments, 36 (1), 45-58. [Online access]

Bastos Lima, M.G (2008). “Street food: Brazilian street vending nourishes the local economy and supports farmers.” Alternatives, 34(3), 30-32.

♦ Policy briefs and published reports

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Bastos Lima, M.G., Braña-Varela, J., Visseren-Hamakers, I.J., Gupta, A., and Ashley-Cantello, W. (2015). REDD+ and the Sustainable Development Goals: Maximizing Synergies, Avoiding Conflicts. WWF-WUR brief no. 3. [Online access]

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2015). Policies and Practices for Climate-Smart Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparative Assessment of Challenges and Opportunities across 15 countries. Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN). [Online access]

Bastos Lima, M.G., Braña-Varela, J., Kleymann, H., Carter, S. (2014). The Contribution of Forests and Land Use to Closing the Gigatonne Emissions Gap by 2020. WWF-WUR brief no.2. [Online access]

Gupta, J., Baud, I., Bekkers, R., Bernstein, S., Boas, I., Cornelissen, V., Iguchi, M., Kanie, N., Kim, R.E., Bastos Lima, M., Obani, P., Schoof, P., Stevens, C., and van Zoomeren, D. (2014). Sustainable Development Goals and Inclusive Development. Post2015 / UNU-IAS Policy Brief, Nr. 5. [Online access]

Bastos Lima, M.G., Braña-Varela, J., Gupta, A., Visseren-Hamakers, I., Huynh, T.B., Kleymann, H., Van Dexter, K., and Belecky, M. (2014). Promoting Non-carbon Benefits in REDD+ Actions. WWF-WUR brief no.1. [Online access]

Huitema, D., Bastos Lima, M.G., Bouma, J., Ludwig, K., Schols, P. (2014). Policy networks and community linkages for managing environmental and social change. European Policy Brief, Combioserve Project. [Online access]

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2013). Adjusting Biofuel Policies to meet Social and Rural Development Needs: Analysing the experiences of Brazil, India and Indonesia. International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Policy research brief N.40, Brasilia, Brazil. [Online access]

♦ Book chapters

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Bastos Lima, M.G., Gupta, J., Grijp, N.vd, and Agus, F. (2013) “Case study: Indonesia”, in Climate Change, Forests and REDD (ed. J. Gupta, N. van der Grijp and O. Kuik). Routledge, London.

Gupta, J., Grijp, N. vd, Bigot, L., Bastos Lima, M.G., Kuiper, J.Y.B., and von Blücher, F. (2013). “Comparative Analysis of Vietnam, Indonesia, Cameroon and Peru”, in Climate Change, Forests and REDD (ed. J. Gupta, N. van der Grijp and O. Kuik). Routledge, London.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2012). “The Brazilian Biofuel Industry: Achievements and geopolitical challenges”, in Secure Oil and Alternative Energy: The Geopolitics of Energy Paths of China and the European Union (ed. M.P. Amineh and Yang Guang). Brill Publishing, Leiden. [Online access].

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2010). “Idéia e Prática da Governança para uma Gestão de Águas Participativa, Justa e Sustentável”, in Série Textos, Água e Ambiente n. 3 (orgs Rocha, J.C.S and Santana Filho, D.M.). Instituto de Gestão das Águas e Clima (INGÁ), Salvador.

♦ Book reviews

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Bastos Lima, M.G. (2014). Review of “Biofuels and Rural Poverty”, by Joy Clancy. The Journal of Development Studies, 50(2), 342-343. [Online access].

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2012). Review of “Environmental, Economic and Policy aspects of Biofuels”, by Deepak Rajagopal and David Zilberman. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 12(1), 105-107. [Online access].

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2010). Review of “Global Energy Governance in a Multipolar World”, by Dries Lesage, Thijs van de Graaf, and Kirsten Westphal. Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL), 19(3), 368-370.

♦ Full conference articles

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2011). An Institutional Analysis of Biofuel Policies and their Social Implications in Developing Countries: Lessons from Brazil, India and IndonesiaGreen Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing back the social dimension, UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva.

Bastos Lima, M.G. and Gupta, J. (2009) Biofuel and Global Change: The need for a multilateral governance framework2009 Amsterdam Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. Amsterdam.

Bastos Lima, M.G. and McAllister, M.L. (2008). Food security in Brazilian and Canadian Communities: A Comparative Analysis of Feira de Santana and Waterloo RegionAnnals of the IX International Congress of the Brazilian Association of Canadian Studies (ABECAN). Salvador, EDUFBA.

♦ Mentions and appearances in popular media

(2019). Guest debater at the Nordic premiere of the film “Soyalism”, a documentary by directors Enrico Parenti and Stefano Liberti. Gothenburg Film Festival, 28 January 2019. [Online access]

Prager, A. (2018). “$29 million deforestation fines: game changer for Brazilian soy trade?”. Mongabay, 01 June 2018. (Phone interview to the journalist, and TRASE project discussed in the news article). [Online access]

McClanahan, P. (2013). “Biofuels a boon for Brazil’s rural poor, but obstacles remain elsewhere”. The Guardian, 21 May 2013. (Phone interview to the journalist, and publications discussed in the news article). [Online access]

UN Research Institute for Social Development [UNRISD] (2012). (Video) “Food for the Future: Agriculture in a Sustainable World”. [Online access]

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Theses

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2014). The Politics of Biofuel Governance and Sustainability: Agency, Institutions and Social Equity Dimensions of “Green Economies” in the Making. Thesis for obtaining the degree of PhD in Environmental Studies. Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2008). Sustainable Food Security for Local Communities in the Globalized Era: A Comparative Analysis of Brazilian and Canadian Case Studies. Thesis for obtaining the degree of Master of Environmental Studies. Department of Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo. [Online access]

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2004). Ecologia do forrageamento da formiga Acromyrmex crassispinus (hymenoptera, formicidae). Bachelor thesis. Department of Zoology, Universidade Federal do Paraná.


Presentations

♦ Oral Presentations 

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Bastos Lima, M.G. (2020). Necropolitics in the woods: Indigenous peoples, social inequality, and COVID-19 in the Amazon. Nature, people and rights in the times of COVID: What new dimensions does the pandemic bring to the socio-ecological development challenges? Digital roundtable dialogue facilitated by Focali in collaboration with SIANI and SLU Global. 27 May 2020. Sweden

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2019). Globalization and its Brazilian discontents: Pushbacks on climate and the environment in BrazilGothenburg Centre for Globalization and Development, Anti-Globalization and Populism series. 10 Oct 2019. Gothenburg, Sweden.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2019). Recent and upcoming changes in Brazil’s land tenure policy for local communities and indigenous peoplesForest tenure reform in the Amazon – a path to livelihoods and tenure security for local people? Forests, Climate and Livelihoods (FOCALI) Network seminar. 27 Sep 2019. Gothenburg, Sweden.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2019). The secrets of soy and farmland investments in Brazil’s last Cerrado frontierGlobal Land Programme 4th Open Science Meeting. 24 Apr 2019. Bern, Switzerland.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2019). Soy, savannahs and Sustainable Development Goals: Interpretations, discourses and practices. Annual Conference of the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS). 04 Apr 2019. Leicester, United Kingdom.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2019). The Cerrado Working Group as commodity-based landscape governance: Assessing its achievements and limitations. Promoting Effective Sustainability Governance in Soy: Interdisciplinary Workshop. University of York, N8AgriFood, and IKnowFood consortia. 28 Mar 2019. York, United Kingdom.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2019). Insights from Current Developments in the Amazon: The role of land rights, transparency of value chains, certifications and zero-deforestation initiatives. Dialogue on the International Day of Forests: Stepping up Swedish Action on Tropical Deforestation. Forests, Climate and Livelihoods (FOCALI) Network and Swedish Agricultural International Network Initiative (SIANI). 21 Mar 2019. Stockholm, Sweden.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2018). How to engage with Brazil and its environmental issues under the new political setting. (Video participation). 1st Dialogue meeting on the Brazilian Amazon – potential implications of the new political landscape in Brazil. Forests, Climate and Livelihoods (FOCALI) Network. 05 Dec 2018. Gothenburg, Sweden.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2018). Understanding Leakage in Environmental Policy: Concept, Pathways, and Critical Points. Meeting of the Forests, Climate and Livelihoods (FOCALI) Network, Stockholm Environment Institute. 05 Jun 2018. Stockholm, Sweden.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2018). Jurisdictional Approaches to the Sustainability of Global Agricultural Supply Chains. 13th annual meeting (RT13) of the Roundtable of Responsible Soy (RTRS). 31 May 2018. Lille, France.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2018). Challenges of Landscape Sustainability: Getting Policy Mixes of Jurisdictional Approaches and Demand-side Measures Right. Centre for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn. 24 May 2018. Bonn, Germany.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2015). REDD+ in a Landscape Approach: Addressing Drivers, Promoting Non-Carbon Benefits. REDD@WUR Event “Moving into the Landscape”. 9 Sep 2015. Wageningen, Netherlands.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2015). Discussion Round on REDD+ and Landscapes: Policy and Governance Issues for meeting pre-2020 ambition in the land sector. Side-event to the UNFCCC meeting in Bonn 2015, co-organized with WWF’s Forest and Climate Programme. 10 Jun 2015. Bonn, Germany.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2015). Experiences in Jurisdictional REDD+ and the Landscape Approach in Latin America: A preliminary assessment of lessons from Brazil, Mexico and Ecuador. Environmental Policy Group (ENP) Research Colloquium. 20 May 2015. Wageningen, Netherlands.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2015). Accountability in the Anthropocene: Lessons from the Politics of REDD+. Amsterdam Earth System Governance lab. 26 Mar 2015. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Bastos Lima, M.G. and Batisani, N. (2014). Mainstreaming Climate Smart Agriculture into Policy frameworks: Policy scoping studies synthesis2014 FANRPAN High Level Food and Nutrition Security Policy Dialogue for Africa: Policies for Climate Smart Agriculture family farming in Africa. 29 Sep to 2 Oct 2014. Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2014). REDD+ as a Catalyst for Sustainable DevelopmentWWF Forest and Climate Programme, Online Learning Session N. 26, 15 Sep 2014. [Recorded and Available Online]

Bastos Lima, M.G. and Ngwenya, H. (2014). Promotion of Climate-smart Agriculture in Sub-Saharan AfricaNorwich Earth System Governance Conference, 1-3 July 2014. Norwich, United Kingdom.

Bastos Lima, M.G. and Perch, L. (2014). Achieving Climate-Smart Agriculture: Policy and Gender Dimensions. Regional Conference on Climate Change and Climate Smart Agriculture: Positioning Policies, institutional frameworks & research in Africa, 21-24 Apr 2014. Pretoria, South Africa.

Bastos Lima, M.G. and Gupta, A. (2014). REDD+ after Warsaw: Current framework and emerging issues9th REDD+ Platform Meeting – The Warsaw Policy Framework for REDD+: Is It Ready To Work? 27 Feb 2014. Zeist, the Netherlands.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2013). Política indígena e conservação no Brasil3rd Field Workshop of the COMBIOSERVE Project in Brazil, 17-20 Oct 2013. Coroa Vermelha, Brazil.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2013). An Analysis of Allocation and Access in the Food vs. Fuel Nexus: Comparing Architectures of Biofuel Programmes in Brazil, India and IndonesiaEarth System Governance Tokyo Conference 2013, United Nations University. Tokyo, Japan.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2013). Emerging Economies and Environmental Governance Post Multilateralism: The Case of the EU RED and Biofuel Production in Brazil, India and IndonesiaEarth System Governance Tokyo Conference 2013, United Nations University. Tokyo, Japan.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2012). The Social Dimensions of a Biofuels “Green Economy”: Lessons from Brazil, India and IndonesiaSENSE Science Market: Towards a Bio-based Economy – science meets stakeholders. The Hague, Netherlands.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2012). The Governance of Biofuels: Lessons for the Collective Role of Government and Civil Society OrganizationsUnited Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), side-event organized jointly by the UNDP and TERI-India. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2012). Bio-fuelling Sustainable Development? Perspectives from Emerging Economies and the EU in a Context of Geopolitical Changes. TU Delft. Delft, Netherlands.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2012). Global Governance versus National Sovereignty: The Case of the Extraterritorial Impacts of Biofuel Policies2012 Lund Conference on Earth System Governance, Lund University. Lund, Sweden.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2012). An Institutional Analysis of Biofuel Policies and their Social Implications in Developing Countries: Lessons from Brazil, India and IndonesiaTowards Greening the Economy Symposium, Institute of Economic Growth. New Delhi, India.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2011). An Institutional Analysis of Biofuel Policies and their Social Implications in Developing Countries: Lessons from Brazil, India and IndonesiaGreen Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing back the Social Dimension, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. Geneva, Switzerland.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2011). Indonesian Forest Policy and Lessons for REDD+: How effective has been the fight against the drivers of forest loss? Indonesian Soil Research Institute, Bogor, Indonesia.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2011). The Geopolitics of Renewable Energy: The Case of Brazil and its Biofuel IndustryInvited presentation, Universiteit van Amsterdam. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2010). Um Panorama da Biodiversidade: a perda silenciosa e os nós górdios do debateVIII Seminário Brasil-Canadá de Estudos Comparados: Biodiversidade. Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana. Feira de Santana, Brazil.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2010). Energy for Sustainable Development: The case of Brazil and biofuel productionInvited presentation, Universiteit van Amsterdam. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2010). Biofuels in Brazil – Production and Policies: Failures, successes, and paths to sustainabilityInvited presentation, Wageningen University. Wageningen, Netherlands.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2009). Biofuels and Brazil on the International ArenaInvited presentation, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Brasília, Brazil.

Gupta, J. and Bastos Lima, M.G. (2009). Energy Governance as a Multi-level Issue: Challenges for the 21st CenturyInvited presentation, Universiteit van Amsterdam. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2009). Biofuel Sustainability: Policies and Global GovernanceAnnual PhD Seminar of the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2008). An Ecosystem Approach to Health and Urban Food Security: A Comparative AnalysisAnnual Conference of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC), Vancouver, Canada.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2008). Healthy Community Approaches: Cases in Food Security. Guest lecturer at the Master’s course “Eco-Health Perspectives”, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2007). Food Security in Brazilian and Canadian CommunitiesIX International Congress of the Brazilian Association of Canadian Studies (ABECAN). Chair of the communications session “Latin America and Canada: Comparative Perspectives”. Salvador, Brazil.

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2007). Bioethics for Life and Sustainability in the Globalized EraUniversity Conference on Bioethics, Psychology and the Environment. Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS), Salvador, Brazil.

♦ Poster presentations

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2012). The Reach (and the Limits) of EU Policies on Emerging Economies: The Case of the EU RED and Biofuel Production in Brazil, India and IndonesiaPlanet Under Pressure 2012 Conference, London, UK.

Gupta, J., Grijp, N. vd, Haug, C., Kuik, O., and Bastos Lima, M.G. (2012). Forest Governance: Results from a Local to Global AnalysisPlanet Under Pressure 2012 Conference, London, UK.