(October 2011 - December 2014)
Climate Change alters the conditions of our social system fundamentally. It affects all economic sectors and has an influence on social life in all its contexts.
Based on an analysis of German adaptation policy a conceptual description of adaptive capacity in Germany will be developed and confirmed by empirical findings. As an example for adaptive capacity the construction and housing sector will be examined. Using this example, guiding principles for a climate resilient Germany are devised and paths to climate resilience are derived via backcasting.
The development of guiding principles is based on an analysis of social change processes, integration recent findings from social transition research. Finally the project provides recommendations how the adaptation policy of the German government can promote adaptive capacity and guide the way for a climate resilient society.
(October 2011 - September 2014)
The project brings together different economic disciplines and scale levels: Institutional economics, economic modeling at different scale levels using complementary methods of macroeconomic modeling and regionalized Input-Output models, cost benefit assessment and applied ethics. The contributions...
(September 2011 - November 2012)
Subject of the project are the proposals on the transformation of society in the perspective of sustainable, future-oriented development that are currently discussed in wide areas of the interested public as well as in various scientific disciplines increasingly. The knowledge leading interest of...
(March 2008 - June 2009)
(November 2005 - July 2007)
(June 2005 - October 2005)