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.
The Dialogue on the Economics of Climate Change organizes various events and workshops. Our Kick-off Conference took place in June 2019. During the event the projects had the opportunity to develop ideas for joint activities.
At the heart of the dialogue is the event series Forum Climate Economics – a platform for an exchange between scientists and practitioners on current climate and energy policy topics. The next forum "Carbon pricing – From theory to practice" will take place on November 18, 2019 in Berlin.
In addition, the dialogue will be involved in various events and conferences, for example the EAERE Pre-Conference on June 24, 2020 in Berlin.
Especially for early career scientists, workshops will be offered, for example on how to overcome challenges in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research.