Leonie Dendler

Leonie Dendler
Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung | BfR · Risk Communication

PhD

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Introduction
I study institutional change within international food, energy and other consumption and production systems, mainly drawing upon new institutional theories and concepts of legitimacy. My previous projects concentrated on the institutionalisation of product labelling schemes in Europe and China. My current work focuses on the role of regulatory scientific organizations in global food risk governance.
Additional affiliations
October 2015 - present
Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2013 - September 2013
Tongji University/Manchester Business School
Position
  • Guest lecture
March 2013 - April 2015
Fudan University
Position
  • Visiting Researcher
Education
September 2008 - September 2012
The University of Manchester
Field of study
  • Manchester Business School
September 2008
Sustainable Consumption Institute Doctoral Training Centre
Field of study
September 2003 - October 2008
Leuphana University Lüneburg
Field of study
  • Environmental Management, Environmental Law

Publications

Publications (25)
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Arguably one of the most prominent measures to facilitate more Sustainable Consumption and Production has been the instrument of product labelling. But with a plethora of labelling schemes having been implemented by various actors over the last decade, many now accuse them of being confusing rather than facilitating. As a result, governments in Fra...
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Theory suggests that the influence of science on policy will be greater when scientific discourse is aligned with the language and meaning of wider social concerns. Seeking to assess whether scientists may be guided by such propositions in a controversial environmental policy arena, we examine the language and content of public-facing, UK scientifi...
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Transitioning towards organic consumption and production has been widely promoted as a more sustainable alternative for urban and rural food systems. Our paper shows how a focus on legitimacy can shed light on current barriers to deeper institutionalisation of the organic labelling scheme in China. Based upon documentary analysis, personal observat...
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While the demands for greater engagement in science in general and regulatory science in particular have been steadily increasing, we still face limited understanding of the empirical resonance of these demands. Against this context, this paper presents findings from a recent study of a potential participatory opening of the German Federal Institut...
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In 2015, the United Nations member states adopted the Sustainable Development Goals. Aim of these goals is to provide a blueprint for a more sustainable future by addressing global challenges, such as health, poverty, inequality, hunger or climate change. In the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of these challenges are already, or are likely to...
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Zusammenfassung Regulierungswissenschaftliche Organisationen wie das Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR) sehen sich in ihrer wissenschaftsbasierten Risikokommunikation mit diversen Herausforderungen konfrontiert: Einerseits wird die Kommunikation gesundheitlicher Risiken immer komplexer und dementsprechend voraussetzungsreicher, weshalb unter...
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This paper presents selected highlights from the ‘Engaging with society’ session of EFSA's third Scientific Conference ‘Science, Food and Society’ (Parma, Italy, 18–21 September 2018). The social dimension for scientific advisory bodies largely concerns science communication and public engagement. The political, economic and technological transform...
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Abstract Urban consumption patterns and lifestyles are increasingly important for the sustainability of cities today and in the future. However, considerations of consumption issues, social norms, behaviour and lifestyles within current urban sustainability research and practices are limited. Much untapped potential for the reduction of the enviro...
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This Special Volume focuses on Sustainable Production and Consumption, and especially on transformation processes in the Built Environment. More than 50% and rising of the world population is now living in cities that are both centers of technological and social innovations in sustainable lifestyles; and carriers of unsustainable lifestyles. In thi...
Conference Paper
With its fundamental transformation over the last decades, the dairy industry is a prime example of China’s rapidly changing consumption and production systems. Following the 2008 melamine scandal, there have been particular efforts to achieve greater consolidation and concentration in the historically fragmented Chinese dairy industry giving rise...
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With it’s fundamental transformation over the last decades, the dairy industry is a prime example of China’s rapidly changing consumption and production systems. Following the 2008 melanin scandal, there have been particular efforts to achieve greater consolidation and concentration in the historically fragmented Chinese dairy production and distri...
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To facilitate more sustainable consumption and production, multiple product labelling schemes have been implemented in the People’s Republic of China. The effectiveness of these schemes has been limited however, not only in their acceptance by Western markets but also in meeting their aim to target a rising Chinese consumer class. Previous studies...
Technical Report
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201012/cmselect/cmenvaud/879/879vw.pdf
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Public perceptions of a UK carbon labelling trial were assessed via three focus groups. The public found it very difficult to make sense of labelled emissions values without additional information. There was also little evidence of a willingness to use labels for product selection. There is a strong case for using carbon reduction labels to indicat...
Conference Paper
To facilitate more sustainable consumption different actors have introduced various labelling schemes providing information about a product's environmental, social or other attributes. Based on case studies of existing labelling schemes this paper analyses how sustainability related product labels try to shape the production and consumption system...

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