Green Industrial Policy
Green Industrial Policy
Humanity is confronted with mounting man-made environmental crises, including global warming, depletion of soils and freshwater resources, and loss of biodiversity – mainly because the incentives that guide the way we produce and consume are not accounting for environmental costs. Incentive systems need to change profoundly to ensure that pollution is kept to a minimum, material consumption is reduced, and inputs are reused or recycled to the greatest possible extent. A new report co-edited with five UN agencies provides guidance for policymakers on how to take action.
Sustainable economic development in Africa
In the development community it is now consensus that economic development has to be sustainable. The research presented in this Website Special examines to what extent economic development in Africa has been environmentally, socially and economically sustainable in recent years and what kinds of economic reforms are needed to promote sustainable development in Africa.
In 2013, the UNFCCC decided that every member state should formulate its national contribution to address the challenges of climate change, the (I)NDCs. These proved to be a corner stone for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The online tool explores the NDCs as well as broader debates like SDGs and fossil fuel subsidy reform.
Online Tool: TREND analytics
TREND analytics is an unique online tool offering its users a birds’ eye perspective of 300 environmental provisions in 630 preferential trade agreements that have been signed since 1945. At the same time political decision makers, researchers or civil society actors are enabled to zoom into the great diversity of this environmental provisions.
Martin-Shields, Charles / Steffen Angenendt / Benjamin Schraven (2017)
Brandi, Clara (2017)
Peacekeeping's digital economy: the role of communication technologies in post-conflict economic growth
Martin-Shields, Charles P. / Nicholas Bodanac (2017)
LebensWert Wasser – Wie verbindet Wasser NRW und die Welt?
Shaping global policy-making through think tank cooperation
Bonn, 11.12.2017. This week sees the World Trade Organization (WTO) meet in Buenos Aires. Under the surface bubble several conflicts.
Bonn, 4 December 2017. Middle classes grow, but resources are finite. Time for a new consumer policy.
News from within our Institute
We mourn the sudden and unexpected death of Annegret Altpeter, alumna of our 47th Postgraduate Course. Our thoughts are with her family and her friends.
Opportunities for refugees with academic / scientific background
For refugees with academic reference the DIE offers the opportunity to get involved with the Institute’s activities.