Second Conference on Financial Networks and Sustainability

This three-day conference (January 17-19, 2018), organized by FINEXUS (Center for Financial Networks and Sustainability) and GCF’s board member Prof. Stefano Battiston (ETH Zurich), bridges academic research, industry and policy expertise in an attempt to narrow the current gaps between analytical methods, financial instruments and governance processes. Read more

An Open Invitation to Participate in the GREEN-WIN Survey

A guiding element of the GREEN WIN Project is the Global Dialogue, which aims to produce shared policy narratives about how to implement win-win solutions to support climate action within the framework of sustainable development.  We have held two Global Dialogue workshops. The participants came from across the world and from civil society, business, banks, academia and government. In the second workshop, invited participants and GREEN WIN project members presented and discussed win-win solutions. These presentations have been collated into four narratives. Read more

The Role of Sustainable Investment in Climate Policy

Reaching the Sustainable Development Goals requires a fundamental socio-economic
transformation accompanied by substantial investment in low-carbon infrastructure. Such a sustainability
transition represents a non-marginal change, driven by behavioral factors and systemic interactions.
However, typical economic models used to assess a sustainability transition focus on marginal changes
around a local optimum, which—by construction—lead to negative effects. Thus, these models do
not allow evaluating a sustainability transition that might have substantial positive effects. This paper
examines which mechanisms need to be included in a standard computable general equilibrium
model to overcome these limitations and to give a more comprehensive view of the effects of climate
change mitigation.

Weblink to the paper: http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/9/12/2221