Forum Climate Economics 9
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.
Best Project Award 2021
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 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.