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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]