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5-day training in Kazakhstan on macroeconomic evaluation of climate change impacts and climate change adaptation with the model e3.kz

The hands-on training for the e3.kz model (economy, energy, emission model for Kazakhstan) on macroeconomic evaluation of climate change impacts and climate change adaptation took place in Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) from Sept. 12-16, 2022.

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Register now: GWS at the GIZ Future Forum 2022

On 14th of September Dr. Christian Lutz will present findings on macroeconomic assessment of climate change risks from the CRED-project at the GIZ Future Forum 2022.  To register for the virtual event, please register via the registration…

Our figure of the month 09/2022: Continuous growth in employment in socially necessary service occupations is not enough

Socially necessary services (SRS) include sectors or branches of the economy that are indispensable for the functioning of our society. The need as well as the provision of these services should be covered at all times - especially in…

Our figure of the month 08/2022: A development against the trend: growth in the number of apprentices for the occupation of plant mechanic for sanitary, heating, and air-conditioning technology in the last decade

Both the German government's heat pump offensive and the sharp rise in energy prices due to Russia's war against Ukraine are currently boosting demand for heat pumps and solar thermal systems enormously. As a result, plumbing and heating…

Our figure of the month 07/2022: Electric boom and lull in charging stations

The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport has put the stock of all-electric passenger cars at 618,460 for 2021 (as of Jan. 1, 2022). Even though this represents a somewhat lower growth rate than in the previous year (+126%), the…

Expert discussion on energy transition and structural changes in regions

The energy transition is occurring in Germany's regions from different starting points and is embedded in specific structural change. Philip Ulrich has been working for some time on the question of what regional economic effects the…

We are looking for employees (m/f/d)!

GWS mbH is an independent, private-sector research and consulting company that works for public and private clients. The division Energy and Climate deals with a wide range of issues relating to energy, climate and environmental economics…

Impact Analysis with an Excel-based E3 (Economy-EnergyEmission) Model Building Framework

Macroeconomic Modelling for Climate Policy Planning

There is increasing consensus over the need to integrate economic policy planning and climate change adaptation. The publication "Macroeconomic Modeling for Climate Policy Planning"

Our figure of the month 06/2022: Rising interest rates weigh most heavily on cities south of Düsseldorf

In the current discussion about rising interest rates, looking at the affordability of single-family homes[1], measured by the price-income ratio, offers an approximation of the extent to which borrowers may be affected. During the…

Our figure of the month 05/2022: Strong increase in timber prices due to rising global demand, supply bottlenecks and trade embargoes

Forestry and sawmills benefit

After both raw wood prices and industrial producer prices for wood in Germany stagnated for years or declined from mid-2018 to the end of 2020, they have since experienced a dynamic increase.  As the figure…

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