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 8

Informed Policy and Information as Policy

In a digital pandemic format, experts discus­sed the necessity, avail­ability and effective­ness of information for effective climate policy at the Forum Climate Economics 8. In view of the increasing need for information on green­house gas balances due to the tightening of European climate protection targets, the Forum on February 23 considered information not only as an important basis for informed policy, but also as a policy instrument.

Around 250 invited representatives from politics, business, civil society and science followed the livestream of the forum and contributed to the discussion via accompanying surveys, interaction and chat options. The discussion was also supplemented by two video sequences that transported impulses from the discussion rounds of the virtual Roundtable Series from February 9 and 11 to the Forum.

Forum Climate Economics 7

That an exchange and lively discussion in virtual or hybrid formats can succeed was demonstrated by the Forum Climate Economics 7 "Fossil Fuel Phase-Out and Just Transition" and the preceding Roundtable Series in October 2020.

Background Paper Forum Climate Economics 8

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.

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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