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 […]
    April 13, 2010

    Making Climate Change win-win

    Reactions on the ECF Annual Conference 2010 The Volterra Approach   Author: Bridget Rosewell This is the theme of the conference of the European Climate Forum this year. Listening to the speeches I am struck by the parallels in analysis between thinking about the impact of climate change and that of infrastructure.
    March 17, 2010

    Release of Lagom generiC 2.0: an agent-based model of growing economies

    Lagom generic is an agent based model for representing economic systems – the economy of Germany, the Mediterranean Region, the world – over a time horizon of one to several decades. The ECF Working Paper 1/2009 is based on the model. The improved version 2.0, can be downloaded now here.
    January 15, 2010

    Frontiers of Knowledge Award 2009 for Klaus Hasselmann

    Klaus Hasselmann, co-founder of the European Climate Forum and Emeritus Director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology is awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award 2009 in the category of climate change. The recognition comprises 400.000 EUR and is based on his ground-breaking contributions to the scientific and public understanding of climate change […]
    November 12, 2009

    Joint report: From the Financial Crisis to Sustainability

    Press conference Berlin, October 26, 2009; 11 a.m. Haus der Bundespressekonferenz Schiffbauerdamm 40 / corner Reinhardtstraße 55 10117 Berlin The report “From the Financial Crisis to Sustainability” documents an approach to climate policy based on macro-economic opportunities in GermanyFull employment models of the neoclassical brand suggest that climate policy is faced with a trade-off between […]