Franziska Schütze

Green Growth

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Global Climate Forum e.V.
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10178 Berlin, Germany

Short Profile:

Franziska Schütze is an active contributor to the Green Growth research process since 2012 and the treasurer of GCF since 2014.

She has a background in economics and obtained a ‘Bachelor of Science in Economics and Geography’ at the Utrecht School of Economics (the Netherlands) as well as a ‘Master of Science in International Economics and Business’ in Utrecht and at Lund University (Sweden). Furthermore, she complemented her studies with courses on Sustainable Development and Social Entrepreneurship at the Copenhagen Business School (Denmark). Prior to GCF, she worked in the private sector as an analyst for a venture capital fund for sustainable businesses in the area of renewable energy, e-mobility, natural resources and green IT.

At GCF, her research aims at understanding economic implications of climate and energy policies and the concept of green growth and green economy. She has contributed to the development of an open source multi-agent model that assesses costs and benefits of climate and energy policy (German Green Growth Model) and to the preparation of the GCF report “Investment-oriented climate policy: An opportunity for Europe” based on policy analysis using the general equilibrium model GEM-E3 and building upon an earlier GCF report “A new growth path for Europe”.
Her current focus lies on the economic assessment of green fiscal, financial and monetary policies within the research projects SYMPHONY, and the role of the financial sector and related risks and opportunities within the research project SIMPOL and DOLFINS.

Selected Publications:

  • Jaeger, C.C., Schütze F., Mielke J., Steudle, G.A., Wolf, S., Fürst, S., Mangalagiu, D., Meissner, F., Paroussos, L. (2015). Investment-oriented climate policy: An opportunity for Europe. Analysis of growth and employment effects of an EU climate target of 50% in 2030. Commissioned by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety.
  • Wolf, S., Schütze, F., & Jaeger, C. C. (2016). Balance or synergies between environment and economy—A note on model structures. Sustainability, 8(8), 761.
  • Battiston, S., Mandel, A., Monasterolo, I., Schütze, F., & Visentin, G. (2017). A climate stress-test of the financial system. Nature Climate Change, 7(4), 283-288.
  • Schütze, F., Fürst, S., Mielke, J., Steudle, G. A., Wolf, S., & Jaeger, C. C. (2017). The Role of Sustainable Investment in Climate Policy. Sustainability, 9(12), 2221.

Selected Presentations:

  • “A climate stress-test of the financial system” presented at Climate stress-testing Webinar organized by ShareAction for its members, December 5th, 2016.
  • “A graph-based analysis of the European Public Consultation on the 2030 Climate and Energy Framework” presented at First Conference on Financial Networks and Sustainability, January 2017, Zurich.
  • “A climate stress-test of the financial system” presented at the Technical Workshop: Putting environmental scenario analysis into practice, organized by Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) as part of the Green Finance Forum, June 1st, 2017, London.
  • “A climate stress-test of the financial system” presented at the Technical Workshop on Climate Stress-Testing, at De Nederlandsche Bank (Dutch Central Bank), October 6th, 2017, Amsterdam.
  • “The role of investment in climate policy” presented at the side event Green Growth: Perspectives on practice, theory, and (HPC-based) models at the European Pavillion, COP23, November 17th, Bonn.
  • “Stock Markets and Sustainability” presented at a research Session at Change Finance Forum, organized by Financewatch, December 5th, 2017, Brussels