Redevelopment of brownfields, former coal minig and stell 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.
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.
DE-US.net partners from Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, German Environment Agency (UBA) and the SME StadtLand presented the growing network of innovators for more sustainable cities and regions in Malaysia and the USA in early October 2017.
We are glad to announce our webinar series via DE-US.net has been launched: The first webinar in a serious of circa 2-monthly events took place on September 13th 2017. Prof. Dr. Reimund Schwarze, Head of Climate Economics at UFZ Leipzig, and Peter B. Meyer, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Urban Policy and Economics, spoke about 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.
Time: Wednesday, 2017-09-13 10.00 h EST - 16.00 CET