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Workshop “International policy instruments and governance of the bioeconomy and circular economy” at the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2020

GWS will co-organize a workshop at the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2020 on “International policy instruments and governance of the bioeconomy and circular economy”.

The online workshop will take place on Nov 18th 2020, from 4 pm to 6 pm CET.

Our figure of the month 11/2020: Osnabrück in 8th place in the Smart City Ranking – what is the situation regarding ICT competence?

Only 2% with ICT profession in Osnabrück

Bitkom's Smart City Index for the year 2020 was recently published with the aim of showing how digital Germany's cities are. It includes 38 indicators from the areas of administration, IT and…

Are tariffs on the advance?

Trade disputes and protectionist measures have put free trade under pressure in recent years. The economic implications for countries with a strongly export-oriented business model – such as Germany – can therefore be large. Trade models…

Contribution to the virtual iEMSs conference 2020

At the 10th conference of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Anett Großmann and Frank Hohmann presented first results of the GIZ project Policy Advice for Climate Resilient Economic Development. In cooperation…

Our figure of the month 10/2020: Are socially necessary services breaking away in the countryside?

On the urbanization of service provision

How can we ensure the supply of services in areas that are particularly necessary for our society? This is the topic of our project "To provide socially necessary services: Is working for the…

A zero-emission economy could create 15 million new jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2030

The recently published study by the International Labour Organization and the Inter-American Development Bank shows that 15 million net new jobs could be created if the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean introduced a…

Our figure of the month 09/2020: Corona affects regions differently – what about resilience?

The outbreak of the corona pandemic in spring 2020 was accompanied by a recessionary shock, which forced many companies react drastically. In April 2020, the German Federal Employment Agency received more than 600,000 notifications…

Contribution to 24th Annual Conference of the Energy Reform Group

The 24th Annual Conference of the Energy Reform Group will take place from 24 to 28 August, 2020 in Raitenhaslach on the topic "How to reach Carbon Neutrality/Climate Neutrality? Ulrike Lehr will present the results of economic modelling…

Online trainings within the project "Policy Advice for Climate Resilient Economic Development" (CRED(

In the framework of the project "Policy Advice for Climate Resilient Economic Development" (CRED), a 10-day online training course on the creation of the model e3.kz for the analysis of long-term development (economy, energy, emissions)…

The Pandemic of Covid-19 – a Glance at the World

This short letter 2020/09 focuses on the worldwide Covid-19 cases. Three indicators are presented, which show the impact of the pandemic in 80 countries in different relations. Some interesting findings can be derived from this.

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