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
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
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