Headline: CIFE-IASS Workshop: Systemic Risks, Geopolitics of the Energy Transition, Global Digital Economy

What are the best pathways for sustainable futures? Master in Global Economic Governance & Public Affairs run an international dialogue with researchers of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS). Better Governance is at the core of  major challenges of the 21st century such as Systemic Risks and the Covid19 crises, the Geopolitics of the Energy Transition, Global Digital Economy”.

Remote lectures via Webex.

Day 1: Thursday 02.04.2020
Morning lecture: Systemic Risks, Sustainability and the Covid Crisis

11:00 – 11:15 Welcome and short introduction of IASS activities: Solène Droy, Scientific Head
11:15 – 12:30 General Introduction by Prof. Ortwin Renn, Managing Scientific Director at IASS: Sustainability, Systemic Risks and the Covid Crisis Followed by Discussion

Afternoon lecture 1: Continuation on Systemic Risks

14:00-15:00 Systemic Risks: Dr Pia-Johanna Schweizer, Research Group Leader
Followed by Discussion

Suggested Readings:

Afternoon lecture 2: Geopolitics of the Energy Transition

15:30 – 17:00 Geopolitics of the Energy Transition: Dr Rainer Quitzow, Research Group Leader

Exercise: Border Carbon Adjustment and its Potential Impacts on Developing Countries (sent in advance)

Suggested Readings:

  • IRENA, 2019, A New World, The Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation
  • Mehling and al, 2019, Designing Border Carbon Adjustments for enhanced Climate Action
  • World Bank, 2003, A User’s Guide to Poverty and Social Impact Analysis

Day 2 Friday 03.04.2020

Morning lecture: Global Digital Economy

11:00 – 12:30 Global Digital Economy: Kerstin Fritzsche, Senior Research Associate
Followed by Discussion

Suggested Readings: