39 Works

Europäische Strukturwandelförderung für die deutsch-polnische Grenzregion

Konrad Gürtler & Aleksandra Waliszewska
IASS Policy Brief; 2021 (6)

Tales of doom, tales of opportunity. How climate communication can help to overcome psychological barriers to sustainable action

Laura Nagel
This paper focuses on barriers and drivers of personal and public engagement. The success of climate change policies in democracies depends on social consent and ownership of the actions taken. Campaigners and decision-makers therefore need to communicate their ideas in a way that speaks to and galvanises people. To do this successfully, the first step is to recognise what motivates people to act and what hinders them. This paper contributes to answering these questions by...

Auszubildende im Lausitzer Strukturwandel. Gute Arbeit, sichere Lebensplanung, regionale Verbundenheit

Victoria Luh & David Löw Beer
IASS Study; November 2021

The social performance approach. Fostering community well-being through energy-sector investments

Grace Kagen Mbungu & Sebastian Helgenberger
While the positive impacts of renewable energy development, the implementation and use of renewable energy for people and the planet are widely recognised, the direct contribution of local renewable energy projects to local community well-being has received limited attention. And while the Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), have been rightfully celebrated as global milestones towards securing livelihoods and opportunities now and in the future,...

Estudio sobre la importancia socioeconómica de las áreas fuera de la jurisdicción nacional (ABNJ) en la región del Pacífico Sudeste

Marcelo Olivares-Arenas, Beatriz Yannicelli, Luis A. Zapata-Padilla, Rodrigo Sfeir, Gustavo A. Castellanos-Galindo, Jaime Aburto, Ben Boteler & Pablo Guerrero
Este reporte tiene como objetivo evaluar la con-tribución al bienestar humano de las activida-des socioeconómicas, actuales y potenciales, en las áreas marinas fuera de la jurisdicción nacio-nal (ABNJ por sus siglas en inglés) del Pacífico Sudeste, destacando la dependencia humana de los servicios ecosistémicos que la biodiver-sidad marina en las áreas fuera de la jurisdic-ción nacional (o BBNJ por sus siglas en inglés) provee, así como también de aquellas activi-dades que compiten en uso o...

Kinder und Jugendliche in Lauchhammer während der Corona-Pandemie. Befragung zu den Veränderungen in ihrem Leben, ihren Aktivitäten und ihren Wünschen für die Kinder- und Jugendbeteiligung

David Löw Beer
Für diese Studie konnte ein Großteil der Schüler:innen Lauchhammers im Mai und Juni 2021, während der dritten Welle der Corona-Pandemie, in Präsenz befragt werden. Zentrale Erkenntnisse der Studie sind, dass (1) etwa 60 Prozent der Schüler:innen, Angst vor dem Coronavirus haben, (2) auch nach einem Jahr Pandemie bei vielen Schüler:innen die technischen Voraussetzungen für Homeschooling nicht ausreichend gegeben sind und (3) dass sich die überwiegende Mehrheit der Schüler:innen in der Kinder- und Jugendbeteiligung engagieren wollen.

The Global Impacts of an EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

Silvia Weko, Laima Eicke, Adela Marian & Maria Apergi
IASS Policy Brief

Securing Turkey’s energy supply and balancing the current account defi cit through renewable energy. Assessing the co-benefi ts of decarbonising the power sector

Héctor Rodríguez, Sebastian Helgenberger, Pınar Ertör & Laura Nagel

Fostering Reflection, Dialogue and Collaboration among Actors at the UN Climate Change Conferences

Kathleen Anne Mar, Carolin Fraude, Thomas Bruhn, Niko Schäpke, Dorota Stasiak, Heike Schroeder, Christine Wamsler & Mark Lawrence
At their core, the UN Climate Change conferences known as “COPs” are the primary international venue for negotiating how countries should act and cooperate to avoid dangerous climate change. The 2015 Paris Agreement is its most recent notable success. Although the climate negotiations are a state government-led process, the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) community has increasingly recognized the need for dialogue and engagement with non-governmental stakeholders in acknowledgement of the critical...

Preparing for Uncertain Futures: Co-created scenarios for the Russian Arctic

Vilena Valeeva, Johannes Gabriel, Kathrin Stephen, Elena Nikitina, Yevgeny Aksenov, Yulia Baronina, Marianne Pascale Bartels, Hans Helmut Berchelmann, Angelina Davydova, Klaus Dethloff, Mikhail Grigoriev, Dörthe Handorf, Alexey Knizhnikov, Lola Kotova, Alexey Kuznetsov, Olga Kulikova, Vladimir Semenov, Rodion Sulyandziga & Lindsey Weger
People living or working in the Arctic are faced with uncertainty regarding future social, political, economic, and environmental change. This uncertainty is due not least to the ongoing transformations caused by climate change. This paper presents results from a project entitled “Yamal 2040: Scenarios for the Russian Arctic”, which employed ‘Strategic Foresight’, a specific co-design and engagement methodology, to support stakeholders of one particular region in the Arctic, the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Yamal region) in...

Improving people’s health and unburdening the health system through renewable energy in Turkey. Assessing the co-benefi ts of decarbonising the power sector

Mara Gomez, Pınar Ertör, David Jacobs, Sebastian Helgenberger & Laura Nagel

Aligning post-pandemic recovery plans with climate and development goals

Minh Anh Nguyen
Post-pandemic recovery plans will play an important role in strengthening healthcare systems and rebuilding economies. These stimulus packages and policy responses present a unique opportunity to steer the global economy towards sustainable growth, increase resilience and bolster efforts to tackle the challenge of climate change. This IASS Discussion Paper shows how policymakers could align post-pandemic recovery planning with existing climate goals to unlock co-benefits for sustainable development and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

CabildoxLatAm: a digital and transnational townhall in Latin America

Azucena Morán & Melisa Ross

The use of energy modelling results for policymaking in the EU. Deliverable 1.1. Sustainable Energy Transitions Laboratory (SENTINEL) project

Diana Süsser, Andrzej Ceglarz, Hannes Gaschnig, Vassilis Stavrakas, George Giannakidis, Alexandros Flamos, Antina Sander & Johan Lilliestam
Achieving the EU’s commitment under the Paris Agreement, the Energy Union Strategy, and the European Green Deal, requires a significant transformation of current energy systems. Renewable energy is a major component of this transition, and thus, policymakers face the challenge of making decisions about new renewables-dominated energy systems. Because real world experimentation is in large scale not possible, models can serve as ‘laboratories’ by allowing policymakers to explore different decarbonisation options in a virtual world...

Strengthening high seas governance through enhanced environmental assessment processes: A case study of mesopelagic fisheries and options for a future BBNJ treaty

Kristina M. Gjerde, Glen Wright & Carole Durussel
This report explores the challenges of address-ing emerging activities in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) through a case study – a hy-pothetical proposal to develop commercial fish-eries in the mesopelagic zone. The case study considers how such a proposal might be ad-dressed by existing global and regional bodies and processes and the potential future role of the BBNJ Agreement.

Study on the Socio-Economic Importance of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) in the Southeast Pacific Region

Marcelo Olivares-Arenas, Beatriz Yannicelli, Luis A. Zapata-Padilla, Rodrigo Sfeir, Gustavo A. Castellanos-Galindo, Jaime Aburto, Ben Boteler & Pablo Guerrero
This report aims to assess the contribution to human well-being of current and potential socio-economic activities in marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) in the Southeast Pacific, highlighting human dependence on the ecosystem services that marine Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) provides, as well as on those activities that compete with or generate negative effects on it as a consequence of their deployment. The study focuses on the socio-economic aspects that depend on,...

Strategien zur Reduktion von Lebensmittelverpackungen. Unverpackt-Konzepte, Mehrweg-Systeme und regionale Versorgungsstrukturen als Ansätze zur reduzierten Nutzung von Einweg-Plastikverpackungen

Jasmin Wiefek, Rachel Michels-Ehrentraut, Andreas Stolberg & Katharina Beyerl
Der derzeit hohe Verbrauch an Plastikverpackungen stellt ein komplexes sozial-ökologisches Risiko dar. Am Institut für transformative Nachhaltigkeitsforschung (IASS) haben Umweltpsychologinnen und -psychologen im Rahmen des vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung geförderten Verbundprojektes ENSURE erforscht, wie eine Reduktion des individuellen Verbrauchs von Plastikverpackungen für Lebensmittel gefördert werden kann. Laut einer im ENSURE-Projekt durchgeführten repräsentativen deutschlandweiten Online-Befragung mit 1200 Teilnehmenden erleben 92 Prozent der Befragten Plastikmüll in der Umwelt als bedrohlich im Hinblick auf den Erhalt...

Windausbau vor Ort – Potentiale erkennen, Beteiligung und Teilhabe stärken

Ingo Wolf, Simon Teune, Anne-Kathrin Fischer & Jean-Henri Huttarsch
Um den steigenden Strombedarf zu decken und die Klimaschutzziele der Bundesregierung zu erreichen, ist ein beschleunigter Ausbau der Windenergie notwendig. In der deutschen Bevölkerung findet der geplante Aus- und Neubau von Windkraftanlagen an Land hohe generelle Zustimmung. Geht es jedoch um die Errichtung von Anlagen im eigenen Wohnumfeld, nimmt die Ablehnung unter den betroffenen Bürgerinnen und Bürgern zu. Die Gründe für Vorbehalte und Gegnerschaft sind vielfältig. Deutliche Kritik an der Umsetzung der Energiewende kommt nicht...

Kinder- und Jugendbeteiligung im Lausitzer Strukturwandel. Anschlussfähige und rechtskonforme Wege für eine gelingende Partizipation

David Löw Beer, Christoph Anders, Philipp B. Donath, Victoria Luh, Dominik Ringler & Michael Rocher
Für die Lausitz ist der Kohleausstieg mit einem umfassenden Strukturwandel verbunden. Aktuelle Entscheidungen werden die Region für die nächsten Jahrzehnte prägen. Wegen des angestiegenen Altersdurchschnitts sowie Umfragen, die eine weiterhin hohe Abwanderungsbereitschaft signalisieren (Heidig & Bischoff, 2021), wird in Dokumenten und Debatten zum Strukturwandel betont, wie wichtig es ist, die Lausitz attraktiv für junge Menschen zu gestalten. Die Beteiligung von Kindern und Jugendlichen * kann den Strukturwandelprozess verbessern, weil Ideen junger Menschen neue Impulse geben....

Stronger together: The role of regional instruments in strengthening global governance of marine plastic pollution

Nicole Wienrich, Laura Weiand & Sebastian Unger
This analysis addresses the question which role regional level governance plays as part of a multi-layered approach addressing marine plastic pollution. It looks at what regional organisations have achieved so far and offers recommendations for policymakers on how these efforts can be leveraged, supported and linked to a proposed new global agreement on marine plastic litter. The research aims to inform international discussions and efforts to prevent plastic pollution, including further work under the auspices...

Making the Paris Agreement a success for the planet and the people of South Africa. Unlocking the co-benefits of decarbonising South Africa’s power sector

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Making the Paris Agreement a success for the planet and the people of Turkey. Unlocking the co-benefits of decarbonising Turkey’s power sector

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This report summarises the findings and policy messages of the four studies assessing the co-benefits of decarbonising the power sector in Turkey. The COBENEFITS Turkey Assessment series can be accessed at: www.cobenefits.info

Sie wollen bleiben: IASS Workshops mit Auszubildenden in der Lausitzer Braunkohleindustrie

Victoria Luh, Julia Gabler & Jeremias Herberg

Leveraging the benefits of smart mobility via an integrated data platform

Felix Creutzig
Increasingly abundant big data and artificial intelligence applications are restructuring economic activities and daily life. This is epitomized in the notion of the smart city, and especially visible on our streets, where e-scooters or pool-riding services are added every month and reshape our mobility. It’s a time of experimentation and that may be a good thing. Yet, there are also signs of discontent, raising the question of how big data can be managed and organized...

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