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
    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!

    recently published on Zeit Online (September 10, 2014): >
    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, […]