Entries by Steffen Fuerst

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 […]

Ideals, practices, and future prospects of stakeholder involvement in sustainability science

This paper recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences evaluates current stakeholder involvement (SI) practices in science through a web-based survey among scholars and researchers engaged in sustainability or transition research. It substantiates previous conceptual work with evidence from practice by building on four ideal types of SI in science. The […]

Webinar: why and how to respond to the EU CMU consultation

The EU project DOLFINS is hosting a webinar on 9 March, setting out the most important reasons why organisations should respond to the consultation on the Capital Markets Union Mid-Term Review (CMU MTR) (open until 17 March 2017). One of the key reasons is that the CMU has to date largely side-lined sustainability issues. Sign […]

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

[by S. Wolf, C. Jaeger, J. Mielke, F. Schuetze, R. Rosen] || [*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) […]

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

[by Jahel Mielke, Gesine A. Steudle] || 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 […]