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    November 20, 2018

    Recommendations for integrating the financial sector into the German Climate Action Plan

    Finance plays a key role in successfully achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement (Article 2.1.c: aligning financial flows with the Paris Agreement). In 2018, the European Commission launched a comprehensive sustainability agenda for the financial sector, which needs to be implemented both at EU and Member State level in such a way that it […]
    July 17, 2018

    The Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) launches new Digital Access Index

    New York and Brussels, 17 July 2018 – Access to digital connectivity and services is directly related to improvements in healthcare, education quality, fight to hunger and other major global challenges. This correlation has been proved, for the first time, in a comprehensive statistical analysis by Accenture Strategy for GeSI, published today in the pioneering […]
    February 12, 2018

    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 […]
    January 25, 2018

    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. See job opportunities.
    December 4, 2017

    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, […]
    September 22, 2017

    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.
    September 17, 2017

    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 […]
    August 9, 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.
    April 25, 2016

    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 […]
    March 16, 2016

    The possibility of green growth in climate policy analysis models – New GCF working paper published

    This working paper reviews modelling works that find economic benefits of climate change mitigation possible – a prerequisite for analysing green growth with the help of economic models. The paper can be downloaded here: GCF_WorkingPaper1-2016