Scientific Articles & Reports


Bastos Lima, M.G. and Kmoch, L. (2021). “Neglect paves the way for dispossession: The politics of ‘last frontiers’ in Brazil and Myanmar.” World Development 148, 105681. [Open access].

Bastos Lima, M.G. (2021). “Corporate Power in the Bioeconomy Transition: The Policies and Politics of Conservative Ecological Modernization in Brazil.” Sustainability 13(12), 6952. [Open access].  

Bastos Lima, M.G., Harring, N., Jagers, S.C., Löfgren, Å, Persson, U.M., Sjöstedt, M., Brülde, B., Langlet, D., Steffen, W., Alpízar, F. (2021). “Large-scale collective action to avoid an Amazon tipping point – key actors and interventions.” Current Research in Environmental Sustainability, 3, 100048. [Open access].  

Russo Lopes, G., Bastos Lima, M.G., Reis, T.N.P. dos (2021). “Maldevelopment revisited: Inclusiveness and social impacts of soy expansion over Brazil’s Cerrado in Matopiba.World Development, 139, 105316. [Open access].

(Versão brasileira) Russo Lopes, G., Bastos Lima, M.G., Reis, T.N.P. dos (2021). “Revisitando o conceito de mau desenvolvimento: Inclusão e impactos sociais da expansão da soja no Cerrado do Matopiba.World Development, 139, 105316. [Download do PDF em português].

Russo Lopes, G. and Bastos Lima, M.G. (2020). “Necropolitics in the jungle: COVID-19 and the marginalisation of Brazil’s forest peoples.Bulletin of Latin American Research, 39 (S1), 92-97. [Online access].

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 or direct download]

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.