Dialogue on the Economics of Climate Change

The Kiel Institute for the 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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Windenergie

Forum Climate Economics 10 on November 22

The summer of 2021 in Germany has brought atten­tion to what sci­en­tists have been warning about for a long time: extreme weather events, such as heavy rain, droughts and floods, will increase due to climate change. The increased frequen­cy will lead to growing harvest risks for German agri­culture, in some cases to drastic crop failures in the Global South, and to the occurrence of natural hazards, as in the case of the flood catastrophe in July 2021. Insurance against such extreme weather events is currently being discussed in politics and science as an option for adapting to climate change. They will be in the focus of the Forum Climate Economics 10 Insurance of Climate Risks - between Private Provision and Public Intervention on November 22 in Berlin.

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Talks

Prof. Gernot Klepper, Ph.D. (IfW Kiel), coor­dinator of the Dia­logue on the Eco­nomics of Climate Change, talks to mode­rator Conny Czymoch about the impor­tance of the Dia­logue on the Eco­nomics of Climate Change.

Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel (ifo Institute) 
and mode­­rator Conny Czymoch talk about her experiences as a coordinator in the Dia­­logue on the Eco­­nomics of Climate Change.

PhD student Angelika Vogt (HU Berlin) on the activities for young researchers within the Dia­logue on the Eco­nomics of Climate Change.

Prof. Dr. Franziska
Holz (DIW Berlin)
talks to mode­rator Conny Czymoch about the FoReSee research project, which contri­butes to the Dia­logue on the Eco­nomics of Climate Change.

Dr. Jan Steckel
(MCC Berlin)
 talks to our mode­rator Conny Czymoch about the DECADE research pro­ject, which con­tri­­butes to the Dia­logue on the Eco­nomics of Climate Change.


Climate Cabinet Simulation Game

In March 2019, the German federal government established the so-called "Climate Cabinet". The goal of the ministers represented in the cabinet is to implement effective climate policy. The Climate Foundation for Citizens Sinsheim and ZEW Mannheim developed a simulation game for pupils which makes climate policy decision-making processes tangible and conveys climate economics in a vivid way.

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Background Paper Forum Climate Economics 10



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.

Dialog bei der Kick-off Konferenz

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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Forum Climate Economics Series