Guilherme de Queiroz Stein

Guilherme de Queiroz Stein
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Guilherme de Queiroz Stein
Graduate School of Politics
Scharnhorststr. 100
48151 Münster
  • Projekt

    “Governing Biodiversity in Brazil: Effectiveness, Sustainable Uses and Inclusiveness in the Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing”

    My dissertation aims to analyze the design and implementation the access and benefit sharing (ABS) governance system in Brazil. The milestone for ABS regulation is the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), approved in 1992, which established an international framework, defining rights and duties related to biodiversity management, conservation, and uses. The legal prerogatives established by the CBD sought to balance different interests and dimensions of the problems linked to genetic resources, dealing with divergences between developed and developing countries (Pauchard, 2017). Historically, countries in the global north have been responsible for economically exploiting natural resources, often establishing colonial relationships with territories endowed with vast biodiversity, and have developed a greater capacity to produce science and technology based on genetic resources. In turn, developing countries felt unjustly treated because the genetic resources of their territories were exploited, without being entitled to a fair share of the results generated, both in economic terms and in terms of the knowledge produced (Saccaro Jr, 2011a). Thus, the CBD sought to establish a better balance in these relations, recognizing a range of rights related to sharing benefits generated by access to genetic resources to promote development and equity in the international system. 
    This research aims to contribute to understanding the challenges of designing and implementing ABS regulations and their possible effects on developing a sustainable bioeconomy, proposing the following research question: to what extent can the new Brazilian governance system passed in 2015 achieve different objectives necessary for an effective ABS1 regulation and why? This question unfolded into three other questions, referring to the purposes of this governance system:

    1) Can the Brazilian ABS governance system control access to genetic heritage and associated traditional knowledge efficiently? 
    2) Does the Brazilian ABS governance system contribute to promoting bioprospecting and sustainable uses of biodiversity? 
    3) Does the Brazilian ABS governance system ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive benefit sharing? 

    Literature survey:
    Dedeurwaerdere, T. (2005). From Bioprospecting to Reflexive Governance. Ecological Economics, 53(4), 473–491.
    Eimer, T. R., & Donadelli, F. (2021). Paradoxes of Ratification: The Nagoya Protocol and Brazilian State Transformations. Journal of Environment and Development.
    Mulholland, D. M., & Wilman, E. A. (2003). Bioprospecting and Biodiversity Contracts. Environment and Development Economics, 8(3), 417–435. 
    Muller, M. R. (2015). Genetic Resources as Natural Information: Implications for the Convention on Biological Diversity and Nagoya Protocol. Routledge.
    Novion, H. de. (2022). National ABS Approaches to DSI: Perspectives, Options and Limits. Prepared for the ABS Capacity Development Initiative by Henry de Novion. 
    Parks, L. (2019). Benefit-sharing in Environmental Governance: Local Experiences of a Global Concept. Routledge. 
    Pauchard, N. (2017). Access and Benefit Sharing under the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Protocol: What can some Numbers Tell Us about the Effectiveness of the Regulatory Regime? Resources, 6(1). 
    Posey, D. A., & Dutfield, G. (1996). Beyond intellectual property: Toward traditional resource rights for indigenous peoples and local communities. International Development Research Centre. 
    Sirakaya, A. (2019). Balanced Options for Access and Benefit-Sharing: Stakeholder Insights on Provider Country Legislation. Frontiers in Plant Science, 10. 
    Sirakaya, A. (2020). A Balanced ABS System: Stakeholder Perception on ABS Goals. Sustainable Development, 28(3), 495–503. 
    Soentgen, J., & Hilbert, K. (2016). A química dos povos indígenas da américa do sul. Quimica Nova, 39(9), 1141–1150. 
    Suiseeya, K. R. M. (2014). Negotiating the Nagoya Protocol: indigenous demands for Justice. Global Environmental Politics, 14(3), 102–124. 

    Tozato, H. de C., Novion, H., Roma, J., Luedemann, G., & Coelho, L. (2021). Gastos Federais com Acesso e Repartição de Benefícios da Biodiversidade no Brasil (2001-2020). Revista Gestão & Políticas Públicas, 11(1), 1–23. 
    Valli, M., & Bolzani, V. S. (2019). Natural products: Perspectives and challenges for use of Brazilian plant species in the bioeconomy. Anais Da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, 91, 1–7. 
    Valli, M., Russo, H. M., & Bolzani, V. da S. (2018). The potential contribution of the natural products from Brazilian biodiversity to bioeconomy. Anais Da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, 90(1), 763–778. 
    Welch, J. R. (2015). Brazil ’s New Biodiversity Law. Ethnobiology Letters, 6(1), 2015. 
    Zorzal, P. B., Hauegen, R. C., & Pimenta, F. P. (2020). Biodiversity and the patent system: The Brazilian case. Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, 15(10), 829–837. 

  • Werdegang

    2018 Northern Paraná University, Brazil: Teacher Training in Sociology
    2016 University of Rennes I, France: Rennes Exchange Program in Economics
    2014-2016 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil: Master’s Degree in Political Science
    2012-2018 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil: Bachelor’s Degree in Economics
    2007-2011 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science
  • Publikationen

    Scientific Papers

    QUEIROZ-STEIN, G.; SIEGEL, K. M. Possibilities for mainstreaming biodiversity? Two perspectives on the concept of bioeconomy. Earth System Governance, v. 17, p. 100181, 2023. [Link]
    SEIFERT JR., C. A.; QUEIROZ-STEIN, G.; GUGLIANO, A. A. Bolsonaro’s Government and the Dismantling of the Participative Institutions in Environmental Policy. Latin American Policy, v. 14, n. 2, 2023. [Link]
    MARTINELLI, F. S.; BIBER-FREUDENBERGER, L.; QUEIROZ-STEIN, G.; BÖRNER, J. Will Brazil’s push for low-carbon biofuels contribute to achieving the SDGs? A systematic expert-based assessment. Cleaner Environmental Systems, v. 5, p. 100075, 2022. [Link]
    QUEIROZ-STEIN, G.; GUGLIANO, A. A. Government Political-Relational Capacities, and Industrial Policy Profile: Brazil’s experience at the beginning of the 21st Century. Economia e Sociedade (UNICAMP), v. 31, n. 3, p. 579–600, 2022. [Link]
    SIEGEL, K.; DECIANCIO, M.; KEFELI, D.; QUEIROZ-STEIN, G.; DIETZ, T. Fostering Transitions Towards Sustainability? The Politics of Bioeconomy Development in Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil. Bulletin of Latin American Research, v. 41, p. 541-556, 2022. [Link]
    GUGLIANO, A. A.; SEIFERT JR., C. A.; QUEIROZ-STEIN, G.; SUPTITZ, B. F. O Pesadelo Brasileiro: Conservadorismo, Neoliberalismo e Neoextrativismo Intenso. [Brazilian nightmare: Conservatism, neoliberalism and intense neo-extractivism]. Brasiliana: Journal for Bazilian Studies, v. 11, p. 105-127, 2022. [Link]
    QUEIROZ-STEIN, G. Pensando em Sistemas Abertos: Aprendizados, Eficiência Adaptativa e Incertezas em Douglass North. [Thinking about open systems: learning, adaptive efficiency and uncertainties in Douglass North]. Nova Economia (UFMG), v. 31, p. 105-129, 2021. [Link]
    SEIFERT JR., C. A.; QUEIROZ-STEIN, G.; GUGLIANO, A. A. Between Polis and Physis: Democracy as a problem and a solution for the climate crisis. Ambiente & Sociedade, v. 23, p. e0015, 2020. [Link
    CHIEZA, R. A.; QUEIROZ-STEIN, G. Instituições e Desempenho Socioeconômico na Democracia Brasileira: Preferências Liberalizantes e Preferências Distributivas. [Institutions and Socioeconomic Performance in Brazilian Democracy: liberal preferences and distributive preferences]. Administração Pública e Gestão Social, v. 12, 2020. [Link]  
    GUGLIANO, A. A.; MENDES, T. Z.; QUEIROZ-STEIN, G. Políticas públicas e direitos das pessoas com deficiência no Brasil (1988-2016). [Public policies and rights of people with disabilities in Brazil (1988-2016)].  Campos Neutrais - Revista Latino-Americana de Relações Internacionais, v. 2, p. 9-24, 2020. [Link]  
    QUEIROZ-STEIN, G.  A Pesquisa sobre Energias Renováveis nas Ciências Humanas: em busca de marcos analíticos a respeito de transições energéticas para sustentabilidade. [The Research on Renewable Energies in the Humanities: looking for analytical frameworks on energy transitions for sustainability.] Revista Cadernos de Campo – UNESP, v. 27, p. 211-233, 2019. [Link
    QUEIROZ-STEIN, G. Mobilização de Recursos e Identidade: a Ação Coletiva em uma ONG. [Resource Mobilization and identity: the collective action of an NGO]. Conversas & Controvérsias, v. 5, p. 25-43, 2018. [Link]  
    QUEIROZ-STEIN, G.; GUGLIANO, A. A. Arranjo institucional, capacidades estatais e política industrial: os Conselhos de Competitividade do Plano Brasil Maior. Sociedade e Cultura. [Institutional Arrangement, State Capacity and Industrial Policy: The Competitiveness Councils of Plano Brasil Maior]. Sociedade e Cultura (Online), v. 20, p. 173-200, 2017. [Link]  
    QUEIROZ-STEIN, G. A Política das Políticas Macroeconômicas: Abordagens Sobre a Tomada de Decisões. [The Politics of the Macroeconomic Policies: approaches on the decision-making.] Administração Pública e Gestão Social, v. 8, p. 57-65, 2016. [Link
    QUEIROZ-STEIN, G.; HERRLEIN JUNIOR, R. Política industrial no Brasil: uma análise das estratégias propostas na experiência recente (2003-2014). [Industrial Policy in Brazil: an analysis of strategies proposed in recent experience (2003-2014)]. Planejamento e Politicas Publicas, N.47, p.251-289, 2016. [Link
    QUEIROZ-STEIN, G. Recursos e Identidade: Disputas Simbólicas em Torno da Política de Comunicação na ONG CAMP. [Resources and Identity: symbolic disputes on the communication policy in an NGO]. Revista Todavia Porto Alegre, Ano 4, p. 53-72, 2013 [Link]

    Book chapters

    DECIANCIO, M.; SIEGEL, K. M.; KEFELI, D.; QUEIROZ-STEIN, G.; DIETZ, T. Bioeconomy governance and (sustainable) development. In: Melisa Deciancio; Pablo Nemiña; Diana Tussie. (Org.). Handbook on the Politics of International Development. 1ed.Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022, p. 329-345. [Link]
    QUEIROZ-STEIN, G.; GUGLIANO, A. A.; MENDES, T. Z. Capacidades estatais e Políticas industriais: A experiência do Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Industrial (2004-2014). In: Muriel Pinto; Carmem Nogueira; Jardel Vitor Silva; (Org.). Políticas Públicas e Regiões de Fronteira. São Borja: Unipampa: CEEINTER, 2020, p. 47-74. [Link]
    QUEIROZ-STEIN, G. Arranjo Institucional de Políticas Públicas e Capacidades Políticas: Proposta de Índice para Ilustrar a Evolução das Capacidades nas Políticas Industriais Brasileiras no Século XXI. In: Simone P. Viscarra, et al. (Org.). América Latina em Foco: Novas Perspectivas de Análise sobre a Região. Porto Alegre: Alacip Joven - Terra das Ideias, 2017, p. 141-155 [Link]

  • Forschungsinteressen

    • Governance Analysis
    • Sustainability
    • Bioeconomy
    • Economy of Biodiversity
    • Energy Transitions
    • Industrial Policy