A climate stress-test of the financial system

An article, published in the journal “Nature Climate Change” on March 27th 2017. The authors, Stefano Battiston, Antoine Mandel, Irene Monasterolo, Franziska Schütze and Gabriele Visentin, have developed a “climate stress-test” of the financial system. The analysis looks beyond the fossil fuel and utility sector, by including energy-intensive sectors as well as indirect effects, and it differentiates between different types of investor. Read more

Adaptation requires overcoming social conflicts

A Perspective article, published by the Global Climate Forum in the journal Nature Climate Change, highlights that overcoming social conflicts associated to shared resources will be key in adapting to the impacts of climate change. The article shows that decades of research on the commons, resources belonging to or affecting entire communities and most well-known through the work of Nobel Prize winning economist Elinor Ostrom, has accumulated promising ways forward for societies to overcome such conflicts. Read more

Investment-oriented climate policy: An opportunity for Europe

GCF Report

This study shows that an investment-oriented climate policy based on credible climate goals can overcome the increasingly threatening stagnation of the European economy. Since other strategies to tackle the crisis are noticeably losing their plausibility, a constructive debate on this issue is urgently needed. Read more

The systemic risk of a late and sudden transition

New working paper in ESRB report

Is the international financial system at risk, if policy and markets react too late and too abruptly to climate change? A report, published yesterday by the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) “Too late, too sudden: Transition to a low-carbon economy and systemic risk” tries to find answers to this question.

Earlier analyses of the British Central Bank and the G20 Financial Stability Board have already raised this issue. In parallel, the “divestment” movement, which calls for the withdrawal of public and private funds from coal, oil and gas companies has further gained momentum worldwide. Read more

The Way Forward in International Climate Policy: Key Issues and New Ideas 2014

The Climate Strategies – CDKN publication with the chapter of Carlo C. Jaeger is now published.

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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 Climate Change (IPCC) assessments (the fifth and latest set being published in 2013 and 2014).They focused on climate change and sea-level rise impacts in the coastal zone, and examined ways of how to better manage and cope with climate change. Read more

New book release: Reframing the Problem of Climate Change

From Zero Sum Game to Win-Win Solutions – edited by Carlo Jaeger, Klaus Hasselmann, Gerd Leipold, Diana Mangalagiu and Joan David Tàbara

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This book provides an evaluation of the science and policy debates on climate change and offers a reframing of the challenges they pose, as understood by key international experts and players in the field. It also gives an important and original perspective on interpreting climate action and provides compelling evidence of the weakness of arguments that frame climate policy as a win-or-lose situation. Read more

New publication to be announced at the ASU Resilience Conference

European Research on Sustainable Development
by Carlo C. Jaeger, J. David Tàbara and Julia Jaeger

March 2011

Volume 1: Transformative Science Approaches for Sustainability

This book provides the reader with a state-of-the-art view of research on sustainable development. Its emphasis lies on the transformative dimension of this research: sustainable development can only be realized through a far-reaching transformation of the situation humankind finds itself in at the beginning of the third millennium. Read more