Agent-based Modeling for Sustainable Development

A joint workshop of Global System Dynamics and Policies and the European Climate Forum
Venice, 2-4 April, 2009

The workshop will offer the opportunity to exchange experiences with advanced multiagent modeling techniques and to think together about their application to practical problems, in particular the relation between climate policy and the global financial crisis. Later, to study in depth this question, the Illustration “Financial Crisis and Climate Policy” will bring together four distinguished panelists who will look at the problem from four different perspectives: climate research, economic research, business, and the study of complex systems. Read more

Financial Crisis and Climate Policy – A Science-Policy Debate

ECF Annual Conference 2009
Venice, April 4, 2009

“Europe must lead the world into a new, or maybe one should say, post-industrial revolution, the development of a low-carbon economy.” This is the perspective offered by EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso when the EU declared its ambitious goals for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, increasing renewable energy use, and improving energy efficiency. In summer 2007, this step enabled the G-8 summit of Heiligendamm to declare the aim to halve global CO2 emissions by 2050, and at the end of the year, it kept the momentum in the global climate policy process at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali. Read more

ECF Working Paper 2/2009:
Long-term options for Russian Climate Policy. An integrated Assessment

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by Carlo Jaeger, Valentin Meleshko, Leonid Bobylev and Dmitry Kovalevsky