Projects of the Research Unit Environmental and Climate Economics

Laufende Projekte

  1. Project // 01.11.2022 – 31.10.2025

    Market and policy mechanisms for decarbonizing the power sector in the EU and China

    Countries representing more than 65% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and more than 70% of the world economy have committed to achieving net-zero emissions by mid-century. A critical aspect of achieving the goal…

  2. Project // 01.09.2022 – 31.08.2025

    Horizon Europe: Welfare Systems and Labour Market Policies for Economic and Social Resilience in Europe

    Four megatrends — technological transformations, globalization, climate change, and demographic changes — are reshaping labor markets, redefining opportunities and risks, and posing new challenges for welfare…

  3. Project // 01.08.2022 – 31.07.2025

    Green financial intermediation – from demand to impact

    Achieving the Paris agreement goals to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels and contributing to the UN Sustainability Goals will require massive public and …

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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 lower…

Abgeschlossene Projekte

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Project // 01.03. – 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…