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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The new U.S. Ad­min­is­tra­tion’s return to the ta­ble has put the mul­ti­la­te­ral climate pro­tection process of the Paris Agreement back on the international agen­da, but lower-in­come coun­­tries and fossil-resource rich countries are often over­looked. Their emis­sions tra­jec­tories are rising steeply and ratcheting up their targets would be essential to reach the Paris goals. But these two groups of coun­tries are facing particular challenges and obstacles. Together with the keynote speakers Laurence Tubiana and Adam Sieminski the Forum Climate Economics 9 on June 22, 2021 integrated perspectives from the global North and South in a virtual format to shed light on the specific needs and challenges of these countries.

Report and video recording of the event can be found here.

Voices from the Dialogue

Best Project Award 2021

from the left: Franziska Weeger, Christine Merk, Lena Bednarz, Tanja Hagelberg at the award ceremony on the occasion of the Kiel Lectures Day

The Dialogue on the Economics of Climate Change receives the Best Project Award 2021 of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. In cooperation with the Institute's funding agen­cy, this prize, awar­ded for the first time, recognises out­stan­ding achieve­ments by staff members during the past year. "Climate economics is a highly relevant topic, and the project offers what we as a Leibniz Institute specifically strive for: an interface between scientific research and politics or civil society actors. It strengthens relevant networks of the Kiel Institute in this topic area and develops innovative formats for events – online and offline", says the President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Gabriel Felbermayr.

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