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    September 25, 2019

    The IPCC new special report “The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate” warns of the dramatic consequences of sea-level rise

    In its new special report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns of the dramatic consequences of sea-level rise. PD Dr. Jochen Hinkel, head of the GCF research process “Adaptation and Social Learning“, is one of the 100 coauthors from 30 countries of the IPCC special report “The ocean and the cryosphere”, that synthesizes […]
    September 25, 2019

    GeSI publishes landmark report “Digital with Purpose: Delivering a SMARTer2030”

    The Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), an institutional member of GCF, and Deloitte have launched a landmark report on “Digital with Purpose: Delivering a SMARTer2030” with the help from an international Expert Panel including Jeffrey Sachs, Christiana Figueres, and GCF chairperson Prof. Carlo Jaeger, among others. The report finds that digital technologies, if deployed with […]
    August 15, 2019

    ASU Global Futures Laboratory response to the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

    The IPCC special report on Climate Change and Land has been published in August 2019. The report was written by 107 leading scientists from 52 countries, who synthesized more than 7,000 scientific papers to draw carefully crafted conclusions based on our current state of knowledge. ASU Global Futures Laboratory, a GCF member organization, just published […]
    June 4, 2019

    GCF has been awarded the Ralf-Dahrendorf-Prize for the European Research Area by Minister Karliczek

    GCF has been awarded the Ralf-Dahrendorf-Prize for the European Research Area by Minister Karliczek
    March 12, 2019

    Global Sustainability Strategy Forum 2019

    From Knowledge to Action: Recommendations to Advance the Transformation Towards Sustainability The first meeting of the project Global Sustainability Strategy Forum (GSSF), organised by the IASS and Arizona State University, and sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation, brought together fifteen renowned experts in the field of sustainable development from around the world, among them GCF chairperson […]
    March 12, 2019

    GCF contributed to OECD Report: Responding to Rising Seas

    Researchers from GCF (Adaptation and Social Learning research process) contributed to a recent OECD report “Responding to Rising Seas OECD Country Approaches to Tackling Coastal Risks”, including leading a chapter analysing the future costs of sea-level rise and adaptation measure in the 21st century. The report reviews how OECD countries can use their national adaptation […]
    March 6, 2019

    Beyond the Gap – How Countries Can Afford the Infrastructure They Need while Protecting the Planet

    Researchers from GCF (Adaptation and Social Learning research process) contributed to a recent World Bank report on global infrastructure investments. They provided the chapter in coastal protection infrastructure needs under different socio-economic and climate scenarios. Failure to secure the appropriate financial tools, institutions, and governance mechanisms to ensure maintenance – and thus continuous protection over […]
    February 27, 2019

    GCF’s Decision Theater in the media II

    Short film on GCF’s Mobile Decision Theater event @ HKW, 28 November 2018 IASS, as the coordination office of the Kopernikus Project Energy Transition Navigation System (ENavi // more here), has launched a short film on GCF’s activities in the context of the Forum’s Mobile Decision Theater event held at Haus der Kulturen der Welt […]
    January 3, 2019

    GCF’s Decision Theater in the media

    Tagesspiegel author Susanne Ehlerding gives a thoughtful insight on what climate models can and cannot do, and how the Decision Theater of GCF contributes to developing models interactively between scientists and stakeholders so that models can serve as practically useful guidance aids.
    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 […]