International Climate Finance Workshop
Institutional Communication Service
The second International Climate Finance Workshop, organised by Prof. Dr Eric Nowak, director of the Centre for Climate Finance and Sustainability (CCFS), was held at USI on 2 and 3 October 2022.
The workshop was held over two days and fostered an interdisciplinary exchange shaped by Professor Rasa Smits' presentation on "Atmospheric Forests": a scientific-artistic research project, in which the complex relationships between forests, climate change and the atmosphere are displayed (https://vimeo.com/415663071).
Dr Stibniati Atmadja presented an overview of "The global landscape of projects to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+)," which is highly relevant to the current climate change and deforestation debate.
Also participating in the workshop were Prof. Dr André Guettler (Ulm University & CCFS), Prof. Dr Carsten Mueller (University of Applied Sciences Fulda & CCFS), Prof. Dr Rasa Smits (Liepaja University and MIT), Dr Stibniati Atmadja (CIFOR &CIRAD Forest & Society Research Unit Montpellier), the PhD candidates Sebastian Bleuel (University of Ulm, University of Applied Sciences Fulda & CCFS), Papa Orgen (University of Ulm, University of Applied Sciences Fulda & CCFS) and other PhD students and USI students.
During the two days, the doctoral students presented several working papers on the following topics:
- Compatibility of Forest carbon credits under the EU ETS - long-term development potential from an expert perspective
- Portfolio Allocation and Optimisation with Voluntary Carbon Offsets: Is it Worth the While?
- How do Exogenous Shocks Impact Compliance and Voluntary Carbon Markets? Evidence from the Russia-Ukraine War
The workshop allowed for international communication and discussion of research results developed in collaboration with the USI-CCFS. It assisted in creating and sustaining new and existing scientific networks.