About Climate Economics

The world has to face the transformational challenges of climate change: thus, governments and institutions from all over the world committed themselves to the Paris Agreement. In this context, DIW Econ is focussing its capacities on the economic analysis of low carbon and green growth strategies. We identify institutional, structural and technological changes and develop policies aiming at decarbonising national economies.

Since 2009, climate economics is a priority for us. As the consultancy company of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) we provide independent and science-based policy advice to different stakeholders. We consult policy makers on climate economic issues ranging from the conceptual design of low carbon development strategies and implementation of effective policy instruments to the development of concrete investment projects in the framework of the cooperative and carbon market mechanisms agreed upon in international climate negotiations.

Our Services

Macro-economic modelling of low carbon development and decarbonisation

Based on macroeconomic and econometric modelling tools, DIW Econ develops low carbon and green growth strategies and scenarios both at the economy-wide and at the sectoral level.

Our strategies and scenarios help decision makers understand the interlinkages of the economy with the environment and current policies. Read More…

Climate change mitigation and cooperative mechanisms

International climate negotiations have agreed on several mechanisms. These mechanisms are designed to help countries to mitigate climate change and to attract respective international public and private investment. Among these mechanism are the following: Read More…

Impact assessment of investment in mitigation and climate finance

Investments into green technologies and energy infrastructure is a key factor for a low carbon development and the transformation into a green economy. However, it is obvious that the investment volumes needed are widely exceeding the capabilities of public budgets. Therefore, activating private sector investment is essential. Read More…

Energy efficiency and renewable energies

Conserved energy is an important and still underestimated resource. In a world shaped by global competition and climate change, improved energy efficiency is key in all sectors of the economy. Despite the majority of energy efficiency investments are highly profitable, great energy efficiency potentials still remain untapped. Read More…

Sustainable development

Sustainable development is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim at activating governments, private sector companies and the civil-society actor for the well-being of the people, the planet and prosperity. However, the SDGs are highly abstract and there is not enough data ready for use. Read More…

Sustainable tourism

Over the past decades, tourism has continuously expanded and turned into one of the largest and fastest-growing economic sectors worldwide. The World Tourism Organization – a United Nations’ organization – acknowledges that today the business volume of tourism surpasses that of oil exports or even manufacturing of automobiles. Read More…

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us! We are happy to discuss with you any challenges in the field of climate economics.

Climate Economics
c/o DIW Econ GmbH
Mohrenstrasse 58
10117 Berlin


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