Readings on the World Bank

During today’s discussion on the World Bank and Civil Society, Jay Pocklington provided the following links:

Jobs report of the World Bank

Stiglitz on the World Bank

Towards a common financial language

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 .


Funding the low-carbon transition

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.

Call for proposals: GSS (Submission by 01.04.14)

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.

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Global Systems Science in the FET draft work programme

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.

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