Entries by Steffen Fuerst

GCF Working Paper 2/2017a:
Framing 1.5 C – Turning an investment challenge into a green growth opportunity

*This is a slightly amended version of GCF Working Paper 2/2017. Our new working paper wants to contribute to the special report on the impacts of average global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will produce in 2018. In contrast to a classical perspective on climate policy, […]

A climate stress-test of the financial system

An article, published in the journal “Nature Climate Change” on March 27th 2017. The authors, Stefano Battiston, Antoine Mandel, Irene Monasterolo, Franziska Schütze and Gabriele Visentin, have developed a “climate stress-test” of the financial system. The analysis looks beyond the fossil fuel and utility sector, by including energy-intensive sectors as well as indirect effects, and […]

GCF Working Paper 1/2017:
Green investment and coordination failure: An investors’ perspective

The goal to keep global warming well below 2°C can only be achieved if private investors shift capital from brown to green infrastructures and technologies. In this working paper, we present a game-theoretic perspective on the transition from brown to green growth. We perceive investment for mitigation as a coordination problem of selecting among multiple […]

A Green Investment Impulse for Europe – 12 Recommendations for Green Growth and Successful Energy Transition

The transformations in various sectors required for the energy transition pose major challenges to political, economic and civil society actors: business models need to be reoriented and new technologies developed or implemented. Sustainable decarbonisation, which requires the success of the energy transition, also requires high levels of public and private investment which is difficult in […]

Workshop “Green Corridor – Connecting the EU and the Balkans”

May 23rd 2016 Representation of the European Commission in Croatia,House of Europe, Ulica Augusta Cesarca, Zagreb The EU and the Balkans are becoming ever strongly interwoven. With Croatia being
the newest EU member and Serbia, Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia (FYROM) and Montenegro being candidate countries, the region is
connecting more closely with the European Union. […]

GREEN-WIN Project Website Launched

The GREEN-WIN project has launched a new website to support knowledge transfer and sharing of resources around “Green Growth and Win-Win Strategies for Sustainable Climate Action”. The GREEN-WIN project is a major international transdisciplinary research collaboration applying a solution-oriented approach targeted at increasing the understanding of links between climate action and sustainability and overcoming implementation […]

Adaptation requires overcoming social conflicts

A Perspective article, published by the Global Climate Forum in the journal Nature Climate Change, highlights that overcoming social conflicts associated to shared resources will be key in adapting to the impacts of climate change. The article shows that decades of research on the commons, resources belonging to or affecting entire communities and most well-known […]

A Green Corridor for Europe – Connecting the EU and the Balkans

The history of Europe is strongly and often dramatically interwoven with that of the Balkans. Presently, the nexus between Europe and the Balkans is acquiring new relevance due to sluggish growth and rising regional disparities across Europe, to diverging national interests exacerbated by the migrant crisis, and to the prospect of the Chinese “one belt, […]