October 28, 2015

    PolicyOracle: Predicting Outcomes of Key Policy Indices

    Your expert opinion on macroeconomic indicators considered by policy makers to shape policies in Europe? The SYMPHONY European research project ( implemented an online market simulation called PolicyOracle to monitor your expectation changes about key policy indices in real time. Participants are able to place bets on future prices of pivotal resources or future political […]
    October 28, 2015

    Simpol Project: Crowdsourcing for Transparency in the 2030 Climate and Energy Framework

    Strongly influenced by lobbying activities, the EU took a step back on some of its climate targets within the 2030 framework for climate and energy policy. With the SIMPOL project, we are developing a new collaborative tool to identify the interests at stake in the complex negotiation process between different national- and EU institutions. You […]
    February 26, 2015

    IPCC sea-level rise scenarios not fit for purpose for high-risk coastal areas

    The sea-level rise scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) do not necessarily provide the right information for high-risk coastal decision-making and management, according to new research involving scientists from the Global Climate Forum in Berlin.
    September 23, 2014

    Climate Finance and Sustainable Economic Recovery

    published on Handelsblatt Online (September 23, 2014) > by K. Toepfer, J-C. Hourcade, M. Aglietta, C. Jaeger English version: The day before this year’s UN General Assembly, September 23, its secretary general will host a UN climate summit in New York. President Obama will attend a meeting taking place in his country but key […]
    September 22, 2014

    Don‘t save, educate!

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    February 4, 2014

    Climate change threatens to cause trillions in damage to world’s coasts, if coastal regions do not adapt to sea-level rise.

    Coastal regions may face massive increases in damages from storm surge flooding over the course of the 21st century. According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, global average storm surge damages could increase from about 10-40 billion USD per year today to up to 100,000 billion USD […]
    February 17, 2013

    Blog on Global Systems Science online

    Our blog on Global Systems Science is online. Current Topics: Towards a Global Systems Science of Urbanisation Energy transition, climate change, and financial crisis: zooming in and zooming out
    August 12, 2012

    Out now: COMPLEXITY ECONOMICS – Complexity, Choices & Crises

    The aim of this new journal is to enhance the knowledge and the know-how required for responsible action in the global economy of the 21st century. The global economy is likely to induce and experience transformations that we currently can hardly imagine. It will be characterized by complex networks combining local, national and global linkages, […]
    September 20, 2010

    ECF-TG set up research lines on sustainable transport for Bergen at the European Mobility Week 2010

    September 16-22, 2010 Bergen, Norway The ECF-Transport Group met with occasion of the European Mobility Week 2010 in Bergen. The goal of the meeting was to set up a work plan to go ahead with the transport strategy agreed last June at the Bybanen Conference. The ECF-TG met at the City Council representatives of the […]
    July 4, 2010

    Bybanen Konferanse (Norway)

    European Climate Forum-Transport Group June 21-22, 2010 Bergen, Norway Bergen’s Bybanen works! Bergen’s first light rail system was inaugurated on June 22nd by Queen Sonja of Norway, following a two-day conference with over 80 representatives from the private and public sector. The ECF-Transport Group, represented by the environmental researcher Aida Abdulah, talked about the challenges of sustainable mobility for […]