December 3, 2015

    Workshop “The impact of public investment programmes illustrated by the example of energy efficiency in buildings.”

    November 25th, 2015 The European Union faces multiple existential problems with a stagnating economy and climate change being one of the biggest challenges of our time. Typically, not only the causes of these crises but also their (partial) solutions are highly correlated. With its 2030 framework for climate and energy policy, the European Union aims […]
    April 28, 2015

    Investment-ortiented climate policy

    February 19th + March 3rd, 2015 Thanks to a number of recent studies, initiated mainly by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), it is possible to show that an investment-oriented climate policy can help overcome the stagnation of the European economy and the social and political crisis […]
    August 14, 2014

    III. Open GSS Conference

    October 8-10th, 2014 Unpacking Green Growth A trans-continental conference The future of global economic growth raises a whole range of questions, including, but not limited to, purely economic ones. Will the successes in reducing global poverty continue? Will inequality within key economies continue to increase? Will global and local environmental disruption continue? In the face […]
    August 10, 2014

    Workshop “Sustainability Skills”

    September 1st, 2014 Europe is fighting with high unemployment rates, especially among young people and in the Southern member states. Considering the debate on Green Growth stimuli in times of daunting secular stagnation, this workshop will focus on the reform of the vocational education in Europe. A panel discussion with high-level decision-makers and a following […]
    July 10, 2014

    Green Business Models and Green Economy Conference

    July 14th, 2014 Economic stagnation as well as climate change are two of the most pressing challenges at a global scale. Despite some positive news, a European economic recovery, especially in terms of employment, is not in sight. Even though there is progress, international climate negotiations have a hard time overcoming the gridlock of the […]
    May 15, 2013

    Second Open Global Systems Science Conference

    June 10-12th, 2013, Brussels, Belgium Organized by the Global Climate Forum on behalf of the steering committee of the EU project GSDP in cooperation with the EU projects EUNOIA, FOC, INSITE, MULTIPLEX, NESS, and the G3M project, funded by the German BMU. The study of problems as diverse as global climate change and global financial […]
    December 9, 2012

    Towards a Sustainable Financial System

    December 8–9th, 2012, Potsdam, Germany What transformations of the global financial system are required to ensure a sustainable development of humankind in the 21st century? The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies – IASS – in Potsdam has started an investigation of this question. To support this inquiry, it will organize a series of workshops together with […]
    November 13, 2012

    Germany and Europe: Towards a New Growth Path? – Energy Sector Transition

    December 11, 2012 Neue Promenade 6, Berlin, Germany Energy Sector Transition – German Madness or an Opportunity for Growth? Germany has decided to phase out nuclear energy and to transform its energy sector into one based on renewable energy. On the one hand, this decision can be viewed as a purely political one. On the […]
    September 27, 2012

    First Open Global Systems Science Conference

    November 8–10, 2012 Brussels, Belgium The aim of the Conference is to contribute to the development of Global Systems Science (GSS). The study of problems as diverse as global climate change and global financial crises is currently converging towards a new kind of research – Global Systems Science. GSS builds on economics as well as […]
    June 22, 2012

    Chief economist meets … Thomas Straubhaar!

    June 19, 2012 Mercator Project Center Berlin, Germany A public debate on new economic thinking This is the start of a series of interviews with Thomas Fricke and german economists regarding new economic thinking, initiated by the Global Climate Forum (GCF) and the Financial Times Deutschland (FTD). Recently, Thomas Straubhaar, Director of the Hamburg Institute […]