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  • July 5, 2022

    Event

    Small change won’t do – Why we must change the system to stop the climate crisis

    Speaker: Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Dr. Heather Grabbe, Bertram Kloss, Jennifer Morgan, Marc-Oliver Pahl, Prof. Dr. Daniela Schwarzer, Kira Vinke, Petra Pinzler, Marcel Fratzscher, Claudia Kemfert
    Location: Open Society Foundations
    Jägerstraße 54
    10117 Berlin
    Time: In-person reception: 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. CET
    Presentation and discussion: 2:00 – 4.00 p.m. CET

    The Climate crisis is hurting the people who have the least resources and voice. Climate action is urgent, and must be well designed to deliver a fair transition globally, as the recently published International System Change Compass (ISCC) describes.  After the G7 summit and before the political summer break the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the Open Society ...

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  • May 9 - 10, 2022

    Workshop

    Workshop FoReSee „Stranded assets in the fossil resource sector“

    Location: German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Germany

    The final workshop of the project FoReSee will discuss latest research and findings on the effects of climate change and climate policy on asset stranding in the fossil resource sector. Researchers from Berlin and abroad will present their research. Stéphane Hallegatte (Worldbank) will give a keynote speech on asset stranding in theory and practice.DIW Berlin will host the workshop that is ...

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  • May 6, 2022

    Workshop

    The impact of changing GDP accounting conventions on evidence for decoupling

    Speaker: Gregor Semieniuk (University of Massachusetts)
    Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
    DIW Berlin
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin

    Abstract: Efforts to assess the possibilities for decoupling economic growth from negative environmental impacts have examined their historical relationship, with varying and inconclusive results. Part of the problem is ambiguity arising from definitional changes to GDP. I review the history of structural revisions to GDP on both the national level and on international comparisons of purchasing ...

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  • March 25, 2022

    Seminar

    Emobpy: A tool for time series generation of battery electric vehicles

    Speaker: Lukas Gnam, William Lilley, Jonas Schlund, , Wolf-Peter Schill, Carlos David Gaete Morales
    Location: Online-Event
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    emobpy is a Python open-source tool that enables us to generate battery electric vehicle time series. The tool was released in 2020 on Gitlab and PyPI for the first time. A description of the tool was published as an open-access article in Scientific Data. Now we have just passed the 10K downloads!. We want to reach out to everyone who uses emobpy or is ...

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  • February 23, 2022

    Seminar

    Stranded Investments in the Coal Export Industry?

    Location: Online
    Time: 08:00 Uhr

    The Case of the Australian Galilee Basin Thermal coal exporters face increasing uncertainty about future coal demand and the risk of asset stranding is increasing. Nevertheless, new export-oriented coal mine projects like the Carmichael project in the Australian Galilee Basin are still brought forward. In this seminar, we discuss research results with the COALMOD-World model with Australian ...

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  • January 27, 2021

    Symposium

    Towards a green and smart economy in Germany and the EU

    Speaker: Ambroise Fayolle, Fritzi Köhler-Geib, Debora Revoltella, Marcel Fratzscher, Claudia Kemfert
    Location: Video conference via Cisco Webex
    Time: 12.30 - 2.00 p.m.

    The recovery from the corona virus pandemic provides a unique opportunity for transformation. But what does it take for the German and the European economy to thrive in the new, more digital, post-Covid world? How can we transform our economies while also limiting climate change and preparing for its impact? Will we manage to advance structural transformation while strengthening social cohesion? ...

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  • October 9, 2020

    Workshop

    The role of energy storage in power sectors with fossil fuel phase-out

    Speaker: Sebastian Osorio, Mario Kendziorski, Leonard Göke, Wolf-Peter Schill, Carlos David Gaete Morales, Martin Kittel
    Location: Video conference via Cisco Webex
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    The phase-out of fossil fuels, and a growing use of variable renewable energy sources, increase the flexibility needs of the power sector. In this context, different energy storage technologies become more relevant. Yet the role and use of electricity storage depends on many factors, for example technology costs and availabilities, as well as the level and flexibility of sector coupling strategies ...

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  • March 11, 2019

    Workshop

    How today’s uncertainties shape tomorrow’s world: Exploring future Yemens

    Exploring future Yemens

    Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
    DIW Berlin
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 10.00 am - 06.30 pm

    This expert scenario development workshop examines the future of sustainable development in Yemen. An invited group of academics, diplomats, and development and energy professionals move through a four-stage process of scenario foresight. On this course, participants investigate the complex links, interactions, and interdependencies between the different factors, actors, trends, and events that ...

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  • October 12, 2018

    Conference

    Berlin Conference on Sustainable Energy and Infrastructure Economics and Policy – BELEC 2018
    Sustainable Energy for the Low-Carbon Transformation

    Speaker: Kevin Gould (Keynote), Claudia Kemfert, Christian von Hirschhausen
    Location: Elinor-Ostrom-Saal
    DIW Berlin
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 08:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m

    In its fith year, the BELEC focusses on contributions of young scholars and INFRATRAIN Doctoral School participants from a variety of organizations, with a focus on discussion and exchange. The low-carbon transformation of energy and transportation systems, as well as sustainable development are becoming increasingly important for business, policy and research. The BELEC 2018 will address these ...

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  • October 11, 2018

    Workshop

    SET-Nav Modeling Workshop
    Two-stage decision making and modelling for energy markets

    Speaker: Prof. Sauleh Siddiqui, Johns Hopkins University
    Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
    DIW Berlin
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 09:00 am - 06:15 pm

    In the SET-Nav project, we push the state-of-the-art of energy-economic-engineering models. Several work packages within the project are dedicated to improve, extend and customize models to better reflect relevant energy system aspects to address the research questions arising from the SET Plan. Models are linked and data is exchanged between them. However, today’s computational limitations ...

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  • April 23 - 24, 2018

    Seminar

    Doctoral colloquium of the Leibniz Research Alliance on Energy Transitions
    Designing a Socially Just and Economically Viable Phase-Out

    Time: Mo 09.30 AM - 06.00 PM
    Thu 09.00 AM - 04.30 PM

    Doctoral colloquium of the Leibniz Research Alliance on Energy Transitions April 23rd - 24th, 2018at the German Institute for Economic Research, DIW-Berlin The Leibniz Research Alliance on Energy Transitions regularly hosts doctoral colloquiums on specific topics relevant to energy transitions with one or more of its member institutes. The colloquium provides an opportunity for doctoral ...

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  • February 10, 2017

    Seminar

    Lessons from forest conservation policy evaluations and implications for model-based impact assessment

    Speaker: Jun.-Prof. Jan Börner
    Location: MCC
    Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change
    Torgauer Straße 12-15
    10829 Berlin
    Time: 10am-12am

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  • December 9, 2016

    Seminar

    General Equilibrium Impacts of a Federal Clean Energy Standard

    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Lawrence Goulder, Stanford University
    Location: MCC
    Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change
    Torgauer Straße 12-15
    10829 Berlin
    Time: 10am-12am

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  • December 2, 2016

    Seminar

    Adapting long-lived infrastructure to uncertain and transient change

    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Klaus Eisenach, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Location: MCC
    Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change
    Torgauer Straße 12-15
    10829 Berlin
    Time: 10am-12am

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  • November 30, 2016

    BeNA - Seminar on Labor Research

    Management and energy efficiency in a Chinese manufacturing cluster

    Speaker: Prof. Valerie Karplus, MIT
    Location: Arthur-Cecil-Pigou-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 3.3.002C
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 10am-12am

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  • November 18, 2016

    Seminar

    Political Economy Constraints to Carbon Pricing – The Case of Ecuador

    Speaker: Dr. Michael Jakob, MCC Berlin
    Location: MCC
    Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change
    Torgauer Straße 12-15
    10829 Berlin
    Time: 10am-12am

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  • November 11, 2016

    Seminar

    The nexus between technology improvement and technology adoption

    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Till Requate, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
    Location: MCC
    Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change
    Torgauer Straße 12-15
    10829 Berlin
    Time: 10am-12am

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  • October 21, 2016

    Seminar

    Political Economy of Dynamic Resource Wars

    Speaker: Prof. Rick van der Ploeg, University of Oxford
    Location: MCC
    Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change
    Torgauer Straße 12-15
    10829 Berlin
    Time: 10am-12am

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  • July 5, 2016

    Berlin Seminar on Energy and Climate Policy

    Brexit and Climate Policy

    Speaker: Michael Grubb, UCL London and Special Advisor Ofgem Frank Jotzo, Australian National University Eva Kracht, Head of Unit European Union, BMUB Gregory Nemet, University of WisconsinDirk Weinreich, Head of Unit EU ETS, BMUB
    Location: Schumpeter Hall
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30 - 14:30

    The Berlin Seminar on Energy and Climate Policy is a joint seminar series of several research institutes at the intersection of energy, climate policy and finance. The aim of the seminars is to support decision-makers in politics, finance and the real economy in identifying the relationships between these areas, to better understand current and future challenges and to develop possible solutions ...

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  • January 29, 2016

    Seminar

    Forest Conservation Policies, Land Taxes and Structural Change: Insights from a Multi-Sector Growth Model

    Speaker: Prof. Matthias Kalkuhl , Universität Potsdam und MCC Berlin
    Location: TU Berlin
    Room FH 312
    Fraunhoferstraße 33 -36
    10587 Berlin
    Time: 10am-12am

    The Research Seminar on Environment, Resource and Climate Economics (RSERC) is jointly organized by DIW Berlin, TU Berlin, PIK and MCC Berlin. It brings together environmental and resource economists from the Berlin and Potsdam universities and research institutions that discuss latest research by distinguished external scholars or by members of the group.

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