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Climate & Sustainability

Addressing climate change smartly & consistently.

Society is facing two major challenges: stopping climate change and conserving natural resources. National economies and states must abandon established patterns and move towards a new, green way for economic activity. At the same time, measures must be taken to manage those consequences of global warming which can no longer be averted.

However, not everyone will benefit from this transformation process: How can we make the transformation socially just and still give developing and emerging countries room to prosper? How can target conflicts between economy and ecology be resolved? What can small and medium-sized enterprises do to become more sustainable?

The challenges in the field of climate and sustainability seem overwhelming. With analyses and model-based recommendations for action, we find practical answers to the urgent questions related to Climate Protection & Adaptation, Sustainability and Green Economy. Together, we look to a greener future – and make it a reality.

Climate Protection & Adaptation


Climate change – the global challenge. Climate change mitigation targets its causes; climate adaptation tries to manage its impacts.

Sustainability


Sustainability combines economic prosperity and social cohesion with the protection of our natural resources.

Green Economy


Sustainable, decarbonized and circular – the green economy unites ecological solutions with economic opportunities.

Our work on this topic

Take a look at our latest projects and activities.

Zero Waste Concept Munich

2022
| Project

We supported the Wuppertal Institute in the development of the Zero Waste Concept Munich for Munich’s waste management services (AWM).

Green finance's contribution to achieving climate neutrality in Germany

2022
| Project

What is the public share of climate protection investment? An investigation for the KfW.

Estimation of costs resulting from climate change in Germany

2022
| Project

Heatwave, drought, floods – for the BMWK and BMUV we have systematically combined the quantifiable costs of extreme weather events in Germany since 2000 and supplemented them with detailed studies.

Evolving Regions

ongoing
| Project

How can climate adaptation measures be implemented more effectively in regional processes? Prognos is conducting research as part of the EU-funded "Evolving Regions" project with six part-ners.

Circular economy potential for rural development

2022
| Project

Equal living conditions in the city and in the country are a federal government goal. We are looking into how the circular economy can contribute to this for the Federal Ministry for Housing, Urban Development and Construction (BMWSB).

Accompanying the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative

ongoing
| Project

The CCRI focuses on the implementation of a circular economy in European cities and regions. Prognos is supporting the initiative as a project partner in the associated Coordination and Support Office.

Economic aspects of the circular economy

ongoing
| Project

Analysis of circular economy, climate change mitigation and adaptation as economic sectors.

Comparison of the "Big 5" climate neutrality scenarios

2022
| Project

Transparency in the climate neutrality debate. A comparison of the "Big 5" climate neutrality scenarios.

Transformation paths for the German steel industry

2022
| Project

Producing primary steel in a greenhouse gas-neutral manner – this is the task facing the steel industry. We have created two scenarios for the German Steel Federation.

Evolving 22 - Conference on Climate Adaptation in Rural Areas

| Event

The latest project results will be presented at the Evolving 22 conference. Lukas Eiserbeck also heads the working session "Monitoring of climate adaptation processes."

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Prognos – Providing Orientation.

Prognos is one of the oldest economic research centres in Europe. Founded at the University of Basel, Prognos experts have been conducting research for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors since 1959 – politically independent, scientifically sound.

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