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Green Growth and Green Finance

Stakeholder Dialogues

Sea Level Rise and Decision Making

Agent-based Modeling and Economic Theory

Sustainability Transitions

Current News & Events

How ecological Value Chains Can Help Societies Tackle the Coronavirus Crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has cast a spotlight on the vulnerability of global value chains. Sustainable value chains at the regional level could…

GCF @ European Week of Regions and Cities „Trusted Policy-Making in the Digital Era", Brussels (07.-10.10.2019)

On 8 October 2019, Dr. Sarah Wolf, senior researcher in GCF’s Green Growth process, presented the „Decision Theatre – a process for communication, research, and decision support“ at the European Week of Regions and Cities...

UNECE Sustainability Energy Week, Geneva (25.-27.09.2019)

As part of UNECE's 28th session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy GCF has been invited to present an interactive session on its mobile Decision Theatre. Within an interactive session partners from...

CSH Workshop, Vienna (12.-13.09.2019)

At the CSH Sustainability and Complexity workshop in Vienna GCF Chairman, Prof. Carlo Jaeger, spoke on the need of a major transition in the evolution of global institutions regarding sustainability...

The IPCC new special report "The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate" warns of the dramatic consequences of sea-level rise

In its new special report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns of the dramatic consequences of sea-level rise. PD…

GeSI publishes landmark report "Digital with Purpose: Delivering a SMARTer2030"

The Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), an institutional member of GCF, and Deloitte have launched a landmark report on "Digital…

ASU Global Futures Laboratory response to the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

The IPCC special report on Climate Change and Land has been published in August 2019. The report was written by 107 leading scientists from…

DECISION THEATER @ENavi SUMMER SCHOOL 2019

With 60 other participants in a Decision Theater conducted by the Global Climate Forum (GCF) in Potsdam, Jack was able to explore and discuss the complex decisions people make when they decide which mobility type to use...

GCF has been awarded the Ralf-Dahrendorf-Prize for the European Research Area by Minister Karliczek

GCF has been awarded the Ralf-Dahrendorf-Prize for the European Research Area by Minister Karliczek

How ecological Value Chains Can Help Societies Tackle the Coronavirus Crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has cast a spotlight on the vulnerability of global value chains. Sustainable value chains at the regional level could…

GCF @ European Week of Regions and Cities „Trusted Policy-Making in the Digital Era", Brussels (07.-10.10.2019)

On 8 October 2019, Dr. Sarah Wolf, senior researcher in GCF’s Green Growth process, presented the „Decision Theatre – a process for communication, research, and decision support“ at the European Week of Regions and Cities...

UNECE Sustainability Energy Week, Geneva (25.-27.09.2019)

As part of UNECE's 28th session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy GCF has been invited to present an interactive session on its mobile Decision Theatre. Within an interactive session partners from...

CSH Workshop, Vienna (12.-13.09.2019)

At the CSH Sustainability and Complexity workshop in Vienna GCF Chairman, Prof. Carlo Jaeger, spoke on the need of a major transition in the evolution of global institutions regarding sustainability...

The IPCC new special report "The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate" warns of the dramatic consequences of sea-level rise

In its new special report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns of the dramatic consequences of sea-level rise. PD…

GeSI publishes landmark report "Digital with Purpose: Delivering a SMARTer2030"

The Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), an institutional member of GCF, and Deloitte have launched a landmark report on "Digital…

ASU Global Futures Laboratory response to the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

The IPCC special report on Climate Change and Land has been published in August 2019. The report was written by 107 leading scientists from…

DECISION THEATER @ENavi SUMMER SCHOOL 2019

With 60 other participants in a Decision Theater conducted by the Global Climate Forum (GCF) in Potsdam, Jack was able to explore and discuss the complex decisions people make when they decide which mobility type to use...

How ecological Value Chains Can Help Societies Tackle the Coronavirus Crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has cast a spotlight on the vulnerability of global value chains. Sustainable value chains at the regional level could…

GCF @ European Week of Regions and Cities „Trusted Policy-Making in the Digital Era", Brussels (07.-10.10.2019)

On 8 October 2019, Dr. Sarah Wolf, senior researcher in GCF’s Green Growth process, presented the „Decision Theatre – a process for communication, research, and decision support“ at the European Week of Regions and Cities...

UNECE Sustainability Energy Week, Geneva (25.-27.09.2019)

As part of UNECE's 28th session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy GCF has been invited to present an interactive session on its mobile Decision Theatre. Within an interactive session partners from...

CSH Workshop, Vienna (12.-13.09.2019)

At the CSH Sustainability and Complexity workshop in Vienna GCF Chairman, Prof. Carlo Jaeger, spoke on the need of a major transition in the evolution of global institutions regarding sustainability...

The IPCC new special report "The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate" warns of the dramatic consequences of sea-level rise

In its new special report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns of the dramatic consequences of sea-level rise. PD…

GeSI publishes landmark report "Digital with Purpose: Delivering a SMARTer2030"

The Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), an institutional member of GCF, and Deloitte have launched a landmark report on "Digital…

ASU Global Futures Laboratory response to the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

The IPCC special report on Climate Change and Land has been published in August 2019. The report was written by 107 leading scientists from…

DECISION THEATER @ENavi SUMMER SCHOOL 2019

With 60 other participants in a Decision Theater conducted by the Global Climate Forum (GCF) in Potsdam, Jack was able to explore and discuss the complex decisions people make when they decide which mobility type to use...

Latest Publications

What drives relocation policies in the Maldives?

The predominant responses to rising sea levels are in situ adaptations. However, increasing rates of sea-level rise will render ex situ adaptations—in…

A framework for assessing the potential effectiveness of adaptation policies: Coastal risks and sea-level rise in the Maldives

Effective policies that integrate climate change considerations are crucial for successful adaptation to increasing climate risks. While there…

New Paper on COVID-19 and Complexity

Although the first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) wave has peaked with the second wave underway, the world is still struggling to manage…

New Paper: Lessons from the Mainland of China’s Epidemic Experience in the First Phase about the Growth Rules of Infected and Recovered Cases of COVID-19 Worldwide

The first phase of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that emerged at the end of 2019 has been brought under control in the mainland of…

New Paper on Future urban development exacerbates coastal exposure in the Mediterranean

Changes in the spatial patterns and rate of urban development will be one of the main determinants of future coastal flood risk. Existing spatial…

Paper on Multilevel governance of coastal flood risk reduction: A public finance perspective

Coastal flood risk reduction (CFRR) presents a significant public funding challenge, due to its high upfront costs and long-term benefits, and…

New paper on A typology for analysing mitigation and adaptation win-win strategies

A sustainability transition in line with achieving global climate goals requires the implementation of win-win strategies (WWS), i.e. socioeconomic…

New paper on Economic motivation for raising coastal flood defenses in Europe

Extreme sea levels (ESLs) in Europe could rise by as much as one metre or more by the end of this century due to climate change. This poses significant…

New paper on The effectiveness of setback zones for adapting to sea-level rise in Croatia

The Mediterranean coastal zone is particularly vulnerable to climate-induced sea-level rise due to rapid coastal development, leading to increased…

What drives relocation policies in the Maldives?

The predominant responses to rising sea levels are in situ adaptations. However, increasing rates of sea-level rise will render ex situ adaptations—in…

A framework for assessing the potential effectiveness of adaptation policies: Coastal risks and sea-level rise in the Maldives

Effective policies that integrate climate change considerations are crucial for successful adaptation to increasing climate risks. While there…

New Paper on COVID-19 and Complexity

Although the first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) wave has peaked with the second wave underway, the world is still struggling to manage…

New Paper: Lessons from the Mainland of China’s Epidemic Experience in the First Phase about the Growth Rules of Infected and Recovered Cases of COVID-19 Worldwide

The first phase of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that emerged at the end of 2019 has been brought under control in the mainland of…

New Paper on Future urban development exacerbates coastal exposure in the Mediterranean

Changes in the spatial patterns and rate of urban development will be one of the main determinants of future coastal flood risk. Existing spatial…

Paper on Multilevel governance of coastal flood risk reduction: A public finance perspective

Coastal flood risk reduction (CFRR) presents a significant public funding challenge, due to its high upfront costs and long-term benefits, and…

New paper on A typology for analysing mitigation and adaptation win-win strategies

A sustainability transition in line with achieving global climate goals requires the implementation of win-win strategies (WWS), i.e. socioeconomic…

New paper on Economic motivation for raising coastal flood defenses in Europe

Extreme sea levels (ESLs) in Europe could rise by as much as one metre or more by the end of this century due to climate change. This poses significant…

What drives relocation policies in the Maldives?

The predominant responses to rising sea levels are in situ adaptations. However, increasing rates of sea-level rise will render ex situ adaptations—in…

A framework for assessing the potential effectiveness of adaptation policies: Coastal risks and sea-level rise in the Maldives

Effective policies that integrate climate change considerations are crucial for successful adaptation to increasing climate risks. While there…

New Paper on COVID-19 and Complexity

Although the first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) wave has peaked with the second wave underway, the world is still struggling to manage…

New Paper: Lessons from the Mainland of China’s Epidemic Experience in the First Phase about the Growth Rules of Infected and Recovered Cases of COVID-19 Worldwide

The first phase of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that emerged at the end of 2019 has been brought under control in the mainland of…

New Paper on Future urban development exacerbates coastal exposure in the Mediterranean

Changes in the spatial patterns and rate of urban development will be one of the main determinants of future coastal flood risk. Existing spatial…

Paper on Multilevel governance of coastal flood risk reduction: A public finance perspective

Coastal flood risk reduction (CFRR) presents a significant public funding challenge, due to its high upfront costs and long-term benefits, and…

New paper on A typology for analysing mitigation and adaptation win-win strategies

A sustainability transition in line with achieving global climate goals requires the implementation of win-win strategies (WWS), i.e. socioeconomic…

New paper on Economic motivation for raising coastal flood defenses in Europe

Extreme sea levels (ESLs) in Europe could rise by as much as one metre or more by the end of this century due to climate change. This poses significant…

PROCESSES

Adaptation and Social Learning

Support climate change adaptation through the analysis of actors, networks, institutions, decisions, risks and opportunities involved in the process of adaptation

GREEN GROWTH

Investigate the complex dynamics of rule evolution and equilibrium selection to identify win-win options that achieve emissions reductions while overcoming poverty and unemployment.

Integrated Risk Governance

Provide insights on how government structures can be improved for tackling large-scale
synergistic risks.

NETWORK