Below you will find information and contact details for the broad range of research projects supported by the funding measure.

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Overview of the locations of the scientific (sub-) research projects in Germany. Both geographically and thematically, the projects in the Climate Protection and Finance funding measure are broadly positioned. Click on the locations to learn more about the local projects.

List of scientific research projects

The institutional logics of climate finance

ClimFiSoc – Climate Finance Society

The collaborative project “Climate Finance Society” (ClimFiSoc) examines the perspectives, incentives, and restrictions of different actors in climate finance to identify opportunities for a whole-of-society agenda. …

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Transition labels in climate finance

ClimLabels – Transition Labels in Climate Finance

The collaborative project “Transition Labels in Climate Finance” (ClimLabels) aims to develop future-oriented perspectives for products in the financial markets and incentives for emission reductions, thus supporting the development of new labels for the transition. …

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The Contribution of Sustainable Investments to the Achievement of Climate Targets

Climvest – Climate Impact Investing

The collaborative project “Climate Impact Investing” (Climvest) aims to contribute to the discussion on the interdependencies between sustainable investments and the achievement of climate goals. …

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Consumer financial resilience to climate change

CONFILIENCE – Consumer Financial Resilience to Climate Change

The collaborative project “Consumer Financial Resilience to Climate Change” (CONFILIENCE) aims to identify weather-related financial risks regarding the wage income of consumers. …

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Climate Neutral Buildings and Sustainable Real Estate Finance

CREATE – Climate Neutral Buildings and Sustainable Real Estate Finance

The collaborative project “Climate Neutral Buildings and Sustainable Real Estate Finance” (CREATE) aims to develop innovative financial and insurance products with the highest possible transformative impact, i.e., the highest possible decarbonization potential for the CO2-intensive real estate sector. …

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Investment behavior in sustainable financial instruments: A behavioral-economic experimental analysis of "ESG preferences" and their implications for financial institutions and policies


The collaborative project “Investment behavior in sustainable financial instruments: A Behavioral Economic Experimental Analysis of “ESG Preferences” and their Implications for Financial Institutions and Policy” (ESGInvest) aims to provide new insights for policy and financial decision makers on the functioning and implications of ESG investments by private investors. …

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The financing of energy-efficient building modernization

FEIRE – Financial Ecological Investments in Real Estate

The collaborative project “Financing the Energy Efficient Modernization of Buildings” (FEIRE) aims to identify targeted proposals for measures and options for action to promote the energy efficient modernization of buildings based on a newly created database of the emission savings potential of buildings and financial savings potential for owners or tenants. …

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Green Auto Securitization


The collaborative project “Green Auto Securitization” (GAS) aims to provide insights for the design of future green auto policies and their impact on the risk management of European financial institutions. The project is based on an empirical analysis of securitized auto loans and leases (Auto ABS) regarding sustainability-related data, fundamental values of vehicles and credit risks. …

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Green Financial Intermediation – From Demand to Impact


The collaborative project “Green Financial Intermediation – From Demand to Impact” (INTERACT) aims to investigate the impact channels through which the financial sector can contribute to the achievement of climate policy goals. Based on this, policy recommendations for improving the entire process of financial intermediation are to be derived. …

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Climate reporting by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)


The collaborative project “Climate Reporting at SMEs” (KliK) aims to investigate the benefits and value added of climate reporting at non-listed small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The project aims to provide aggregable and comparable information for financial intermediaries, investors and regulators by standardizing sustainability and climate reporting among SMEs and to simplify reporting for companies. …

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Sustainable financing of municipal climate investments under consideration of the EU taxonomy


The research project “Sustainable Financing of Municipal Climate Investments under Consideration of the EU Taxonomy” (KlimKomInvest) aims to contribute to the fact that public investments in the future will be financed much stronger than today by sustainable forms of financing in the sense of the EU taxonomy. …

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Debt overhang and green investments - the role of banks in climate-friendly management of emission-intensive fixed assets

OVERHANG – Debt Overhang in Green Investments

The collaborative project “Debt Overhang and Green Investments” (OVERHANG) aims to investigate the role of banks in the climate-friendly management of emission-intensive fixed assets. This will identify policy-relevant insights on financial regulation, government-controlled lending and financial stability, as well as raise awareness among indebted stakeholders. …

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Scenario analysis as a tool for investors, companies and regulators on the way to climate neutrality

SATISFY – Scenario Analysis as a Tool for Investor, Firms and Regulators on the path to climate neutrality

Scenario analysis is an important tool for identifying and understanding the potential impacts of these climate-related structural changes. The SATISFY project will explore how scenario analysis can serve as a tool to assess, manage, and communicate firm-specific climate risks and opportunities to support the transition to a climate neutral economy. …

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Accompanying Scientific Project Sustainable Finance and Climate Protection

SFCP – Sustainable Finance and Climate Protection

The accompanying scientific project “Sustainable Finance and Climate Protection” (SFCP) aims to promote joint and mutual learning between the collaborative projects, to ensure their scientific and practical connectivity and relevance, and to ensure that the project results are accessible to the target groups.

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Climate Change and Global Finance at the Crossroads: Political Challenges, Political-Economic Dynamics and Sustainable Transformation


The collaborative project “Climate Change and Global Finance at the Crossroads” (SuFi) aims to develop an interdisciplinary analytical framework that collects data on the interplay of climate finance with civil society, financial and regulatory policy, making it processable and analyzable. The project aims to develop policy recommendations that create incentives for financial actors to become significantly more engaged in sustainable finance. …

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Teilprojekt in München

Teilprojekte in Augsburg

Teilprojekte in Göttingen

Teilprojekt in Darmstadt

Teilprojekt in Osnabrück

Teilprojekt in Paderborn

Teilprojekt in Bochum

Teilprojekt in Münster

Teilprojekte in Stuttgart