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.
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.
Background Paper Forum Climate Economics 10
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.
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.