An Open Invitation to Participate in the GREEN-WIN Survey

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, academia and government. In the second workshop, invited participants and GREEN WIN project members presented and discussed win-win solutions. These presentations have been collated into four narratives. Read more

GCF and the DOLFINS Consortium replied to the EU consultation on Sustainable Finance

The EU High-level expert group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance has invited all citizens to provide feedback to their Interim report via a non-technical questionnaire by Sept. 20th. The DOLFINS Consortium has followed this request, and published a summary of these responses which you can find here.

Webinar: why and how to respond to the EU CMU consultation

The EU project DOLFINS is hosting a webinar on 9 March, setting out the most important reasons why organisations should respond to the consultation on the Capital Markets Union Mid-Term Review (CMU MTR) (open until 17 March 2017). One of the key reasons is that the CMU has to date largely side-lined sustainability issues. Sign up to the webinar here. Linked to this, WWF, in partnership with E3G, Finance Watch, Friends of the Earth Europe, ActionAid and ShareAction, has produced a short briefing paper with key recommendations to take into consideration in the CMU MTR which may provide further help for consultation responses.

Green investment and coordination failure: An investors’ perspective

The goal to keep global warming well below 2°C can only be achieved if private investors shift capital from brown to green infrastructures and technologies. Read more

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 barriers through win-win strategies. It aims to produce evidence-based policy packages to enable green growth, focusing on three thematic areas: coastal flood risk management, urban transformation and energy poverty eradication. Read more

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

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 events. By harvesting the crowd-intelligence provided by many informed individuals, policymakers are enabled to anticipate these predictions in their policy decisions. On top of that, you can learn about the expectations of your peers.   Read more

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 can help in creating a more complete picture of the organizations involved and their potential impact on the policy process by contributing to our crowdsourcing project. As a result, an interactive graph will enable you to explore and enrich the network of relevant stakeholders, their lobbying activities and other important attributes.

Contribute to our crowdsourcing project to make the invisible visible. Go to:

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. Read more

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 countries like China, India, Russia as well as the EU and Germany will not be represented by their top leaders. This is one more sign of the mismatch between dramatic rhetoric on global climate change and ineffective action in global climate policy. Read more