The following speech by Andy Haldane, Executive Director of Financial Stability at the Bank of England, points out to what might be a prerequisite for a transformative governance of the financial system: a common financial language.
As hinted at by Haldane, such a language shall be nested in a ICT framework. It could for example be a domain-specific language for finance, extending the one described here .
In view of the upcoming IASS and GCF Sustainable Finance Workshop which starts tomorrow, Etienne Espagne would like to share this paper on the low-carbon-transition, written with Jean-Charles Hourcade (director of the CIRED) and Baptiste Perrissin-Fabert (CIRED and Commissariat Général au Développement Durable).
It is very much in line with the scope of the workshop and especially the first session on Friday morning. He would be delighted to discuss it with any interested participant.
Global Systems Science (GSS)
Specific challenge: The ambition is to improve the way scientific knowledge can help inform and evaluate policy and societal responses to global challenges like climate change, global financial crises, global pandemics, and growth of cities – urbanisation and migration patterns. These challenges entangle actions across different sectors of policy and society and must be addressed by radically novel ideas and thinking for producing, delivering, and embedding scientific evidence into the policy and societal processes.
Two useful texts for people working with narratives:
Google has tons of English materials on grounded theory, so I don’t list any of those here. However, this paper is easy to read and close to practical research issues, so it may be useful despite the fact that it is in German.
The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) draft work programme (as part of Horizon 2020) is now published and it contains the almost final version of the calls to be announced officially 2013-12-11. Global Systems Science is there under “FETPROACTIVE1” with a prel. budget of 10M EUR and an application deadline of 2014-04-01.
The newly created “Paris institute for advanced studies” offers two grants of nine months for senior fellows working on “The energy transition of European societies: from the city to the region.” More information here.