Projects of the Research Unit Environmental and Climate Economics

  1. Project // 01.06.2022 - 30.11.2023

    Energy consulting by peers as a key to energy efficiency improvements in low-income households

    Increasing energy prices are a particular burden on low-income households and jeopardize their social participation. At the same time - despite substantial financial incentives through federal energy conservation…

  2. Project // 01.02.2022 - 31.01.2025

    Governing multi-scale heterogeneities to activate natural carbon sink potentials

    Natural carbon sinks offer potential for carbon dioxide removal (CDR) from the atmosphere by using the natural carbon cycle (e.g., Geden and Scott, 2019). This project analyses a cluster of selected CDR measures…

  3. Project // 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2023

    Improving energy efficiency in low-income households: Empirical evidence and field experiments

    Low-income households face multiple challenges in the transformation towards a zero-carbon economy in Germany. This social group is both proportionally more burdened by price-based instruments and exhibits a…

  4. Project // 01.01.2021 - 31.12.2022

    International Trade During a Pandemic: Boon or Bane?

    We will empirically estimate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on international trade. One hypothesis to be tested is that economies with a higher degree of trade diversification are less harmed by…

  5. Project // 01.06.2020 - 31.05.2023

    Evidence-based assessment for the design of the German energy system transformation - Sub-project Ex-ante analyses EU ETS expansion and distribution effects of CO2 pricing

    The German government's climate protection concept 2030 includes the goal of an European, comprehensive certificate trading system for greenhouse gas emissions for all sectors. In addition, the European…

  6. Project // 01.03.2020 - 30.09.2020

    Estimating Technological Gains and Losses from International Environmental Agreements: the Case of Stock Pollutants

    Global environmental problems, like climate change or the depletion of the ozone layer, are due to stock pollutants (e.g. CO2). As solving them requires multilateral action, international environmental agreements…

  7. Project // 01.03.2020 - 31.12.2020

    SEEK Project 2020: Carbon Neutral Courier Services by Voluntary Carbon Offsets – a Survey among the Polish Population

    CEP services (courier, express and parcel services) currently show a strong growth trend both in Germany and in other European countries such as Poland. As the demand for CEP services increases, so does the…

  8. Project // 01.12.2019 - 31.05.2023

    Integrated economic analysis of climate change protection and local air pollution

    Climate change mitigation and air pollution control are timely and important challenges that are strongly intertwined. Climate change mitigation efforts often bring along co-benefits such as local air quality…

  9. Project // 01.10.2019 - 31.10.2022

    Economics of Climate Change – topic coordination: Climate protection: Instruments and policies after COP21

    With their decisions on production, regulation and consumption, business, politics and society have a strong influence on how climate change will develop in the future. At the same time, we lack knowledge in…