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

Transparent Carbon Footprints - Information for Climate-Friendly Action

The need for infor­ma­tion on the carbon foot­­print of products is steadily increas­­ing in light of the tight­en­ing of European climate protection targets. Information is not only the basis for informed policy; the targeted provision of information can itself become policy. At the Forum on Climate Economics 8 "Trans­parent Carbon Foot­prints - Infor­mation for Climate-Friendly Action", experts from science and practice will discuss the necessity, availability and impact of infor­mation for effec­tive climate policy.

Due to the current situation, this forum will take place on February 23, 2021 at ZEW Mannheim without an on-site audience. The contributions and discussions will be broadcasted live on the internet. The online audience will have the opportunity for an active exchange with the discussants via live chat.

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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