Entries by Jette von Postel

Workshop “The impact of public investment programmes illustrated by the example of energy efficiency in buildings.”

November 25th, 2015 The European Union faces multiple existential problems with a stagnating economy and climate change being one of the biggest challenges of our time. Typically, not only the causes of these crises but also their (partial) solutions are highly correlated. With its 2030 framework for climate and energy policy, the European Union aims […]

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 (http://projectsymphony.eu/) 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 […]

Investment-ortiented climate policy

February 19th + March 3rd, 2015 Thanks to a number of recent studies, initiated mainly by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), it is possible to show that an investment-oriented climate policy can help overcome the stagnation of the European economy and the social and political crisis […]

Climate Finance and Sustainable Economic Recovery

published on Handelsblatt Online (September 23, 2014) > www.handelsblatt.com/meinung/gastbeitraege/gastbeitrag-zum-klimagipfel-wie-gute-klimapolitik-die-konjunktur-anschieben-kann/10742108.html 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 […]

Managing coasts under threat from climate change and sea-level rise

Coastal regions under threat from climate change and sea-level rise need to tackle the more immediate threats of human-led and other non-climatic changes, according to a team of international scientists. The team of 27 scientists from five continents, led by Dr Sally Brown at the University of Southampton, reviewed 24 years of Intergovernmental Panel on […]

III. Open GSS Conference

October 8-10th, 2014 Unpacking Green Growth A trans-continental conference The future of global economic growth raises a whole range of questions, including, but not limited to, purely economic ones. Will the successes in reducing global poverty continue? Will inequality within key economies continue to increase? Will global and local environmental disruption continue? In the face […]