Plenary Keynote: Carlo Jager @ Digital Future Science Match 2018

The Digital Future Science Match is an international computer science conference held every spring in Berlin. The Digital Future Science Match has a distinguished record in bringing together many speakers with excellent scientific credentials. On 14 May 2018, up to 55 leading academics were presenting the latest research findings and their visions for a digital future at the conference in keynote speeches and 5-minute short presentations.


(Digital Future Science Match 2018, Verlag Der Tagesspiegel // Fotograf: Dominik Lindner)

GCF Chairman, Prof. Carlo Jaeger, held a Plenary Keynote (Title: Digital Decision Support in the Face of Systemic Risks) for the session on Digital Decision Support.

A short video interview with Prof. Jaeger on the subject of fast decisions can be accessed here.

 

(Digital Future Science Match 2018, Verlag Der Tagesspiegel // Fotograf: Dominik Lindner)

GCF and ENavi @ AAAS 2018: „How Global Climate Policy Can Learn from the Energy Transition“

The Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will be held in Austin, TX, this year (15.-18.02.2018). Together with colleagues from the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) GCF’s chairman Carlo Jaeger will share insights into the German Energy Transition.

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GCF @ Second Conference on Financial Networks and Sustainability

From 17-19 January 2018 the University of Zurich welcomed practitioners and scientists to the 2nd FINEXUS Conference on Financial Networks and Sustainability „Closing the Gaps Between Finance and Sustainability supported by the EU project DOLFINS  and by the Institute for New Economic Thinking.
In several sessions, various members of GCF were actively discussing pressing questions on finance and sustainability. Videos from all sessions are now available on the FINEXUS Center Youtube Channel.

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Positions for a PhD student and a student assistant available

There are two positions available at GCF: one PhD student in economics of sea-level rise and coastal disasters and one student assistant (10 hours per week) to support the development and application of the DIVA model, especially in the context of small island states.

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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

GCF @ COP23 in Bonn: discussing green growth and how to turn climate risks

The Global Climate Forum e.V., the University of Zurich and IIASA, together with partners from several joint H2020 research projects, are organizing 4 side events during the second week of COP23 in Bonn.
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GCF and the DOLFINS Consortium replied to the EU consultation on Sustainable Finance

The EU High-level expert group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance has invited all citizens to provide feedback to their Interim report via a non-technical questionnaire by Sept. 20th. The DOLFINS Consortium has followed this request, and published a summary of these responses which you can find here.

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 up to the webinar here. Linked to this, WWF, in partnership with E3G, Finance Watch, Friends of the Earth Europe, ActionAid and ShareAction, has produced a short briefing paper with key recommendations to take into consideration in the CMU MTR which may provide further help for consultation responses.

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. Read more