Dialogue on the Economics of Climate Change

The Institute for World Economy (IfW) coordinates the Dialogue on the Economics of Climate Change, the accompanying process to the BMBF funding measure Economics of Climate Change II.

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Forum Climate Economics 7

Fossil Fuel Phase-out and Just Transition

The climate targets of the Paris Agreement will not be attainable without an extensive fossil fuel phase-out. Where do we stand? How far reaching is the current German climate legislation, not least in context of the recent debate regarding the tightening of the European climate targets? How will the COVID crisis and the associated economic measures alter the possibility for climate policy actions? And how can the structural change be designed in a socially just way to ensure that the burden is stemmed by the entire society?

These were the questions discussed in the Forum Climate Economics 7 "Fossil Fuel Phase-out and Just Transition" on October 12, 2020, prepared by the virtual discussions of the Roundtable Series on October 5 and 6, 2020.

Forum Climate Economics 6

The importance of the exchange of information and discussion between the various social stakeholders became clear at the 6th Climate Forum titled "Carbon pricing - from theory to practice"

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Background paper for the Forum Climate Economics 7

Dialogue activities in the times of the coronavirus pandemic

On October 12, 2020, the Forum Climate Economics 7 resumed the dialogue in an adapted form. The forum could only be visited online. A roundtable series preceding the Forum Climate Economics 7 shifted parts of the exchange between science and interested parties into virtual discussion rounds on October 5 and 6, 2020. From now on upcoming dates and events will also be held in virtual or hybrid formats.

The Dialogue

The future development of climate change strongly depends on the current decisions about investments, consumption and regulation in the economy, society and politics. At the same time all areas area already affected by climate change impacts. However, knowledge about their interrelation and the efficient instruments for practicable climate policy are often missing. Therefore, the BMBF funding measure Economics of Climate Change II  sponsors 29 research projects that provide solution-oriented knowledge in the field of climate economics.

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The multitude of results will be communicated beyond the boundaries of the research community. In order to support this transfer of knowledge and to intensify the exchange between scientists and practitioners, the funding measure is supported by the Dialogue on the Economics of Climate Change. Invited to dialogue with climate economists are societal, commercial and (non-)governmental stakeholders.

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