5. Webinar: The rediscovery of urban open spaces to be climate ready and liveable

Montag, 26 March 2018, 17:00 Europe/Berlin

4. Webinar: Climate resilient investment finance after the Bonn-Fiji Commitment to urban action

Due to legislators’ short terms of office, the public sector tends to focus on immediate needs, rather than longer-term investment. As a result, generating commitments to infrastructure investments is always difficult.  Anticipating and responding to political and economic threats to infrastructure from climate change is even more challenging. Investments in resilient infrastructure can both mitigate climate risks and improve adaptive capacity. After one of the warmest calendar years on record, the DE-US webinar series returns to the issue of attracting needed investments. We shall briefly review the general infrastructure finance problem and existing tools for raising funds. Then we shall turn to the 2017 Bonn-Fiji commitment of Local and Regional Leaders to the Paris Accord and the new opportunities those commitments provide as well as the demands for finance they encompass.  We then will examine major emissions trading schemes in place and in development, notably in China. Looking at the divergent characteristics of market prices and the social costs of carbon, we will close by considering the features of carbon trading systems that would best support raising climate-resilient infrastructure funds while reducing emissions and raising awareness of the local development co-benefits of low carbon, climate-resilient strategies of cities.

Donnerstag, 22 Februar 2018, 16:00 Europe/Berlin

3. Webinar: Brownfields 2017: Review & Preview // Brownfields Redevelopment, The Opel/GM Case in Bochum/Germany

Redevelopment of brownfields, former coal minig and steel production sites,  is in the Ruhr-Region of Germany daily business since 1958. But the redevelopment in the second generation (The Opel site was former coal mining area Dannenbaum) is very special : a new company with the fomer landlord as shareholder, very short development time, integration in the city redevelopment are highlights. Can the case OPEL/GM in Bochum also best practise for USA, special for Detroit ? That could be a good issue to discuss.

Montag, 23 Januar 2018, 16:00 Europe/Berlin

2. Webinar: Optimization of redevelopment for environmentally burdened sites

The authors Ingo Quaas and Kersten Roselt developed with their teams a method to optimize the redevelopment of contaminated, derelict properties. The approach is based on identification and monetary valuation of liability risks and waste disposal uncertainties. Application of this method - called optirisk® - is a significant contribution to an INTEGRATED SITE REDEVELOPMENT CONCEPT, which reduces investment needs to an optimal level facing the site-specifc risk. Thus, the chances of reactivating polluted sites are improved. Moreover, optirisk® also allows to consider the options of using renewable energies in relation with the re-use of a site. The webinar will introduce the concept and report about aplications in the US and Germany.

More Information in English and German at http://www.optirisk.de

Montag, 27 November 2017, 16:00 Europe/Berlin

1. Webinar: Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Financing

Infrastructure financing is a perennial problem: the public sector tends to focus on immediate needs, rather than longer-term investment. But infrastructure investments can both mitigate climate risks and improve adaptive capacity. Climate infrastructure finance is thus the first webinar topic in the DE-US series. We shall examine the general infrastructure finance problem, existing tools for raising funds and the special conditions and opportunities that the logic and process of the Paris Accord provides. In particular, we will review major emissions trading schemes and their prospects for raising climate infrastructure funds while reducing emissions and raising awareness of the costs of burning carbon.

Webinar "Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Financing - a Webinar" by Andrea Fiedler has ended Wednesday, September 13, 2017 05:00 PM Europe/Berlin