Investigating the Systemic Impacts of the Global Energy Transition (ISIGET)

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Project Description

The international energy transition is already delivering numerous benefits, but it is also creating new inequalities. The risks posed by this transformation will impact especially on developing countries, which lack access to technologies and capital. What, then, can be done to ensure that these countries can also make the transition to a low-carbon economy? The ISIGET project aims at developing recommendations for equitable forms of governance to reconcile conflicting policy goals.

ISIGET belongs to the research group 'Investigating the Systemic Impacts of the Global Energy Transition' at the IASS Potsdam







In an OpEd for the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung, Prof. Andreas Goldthau argues that Europe’s ambitious decarbonization policies need to be flanked by a determined foreign energy policy. In the piece, which appeared on November 7 2021 in the SZ…

Based on a new German law that addresses due diligence in global supply chains, debates arose about the responsibility of German companies when they operate abroad. On October 6, Karina Marzano contributed to this discussion by analyzing the new law…

On 6 October 2021, Professor Andreas Goldthau discussed the energy crunch on Al Jazeera’s “Inside Story with Darren Jordon”. In his analysis, he focused on explaining the current gas shortages, the geopolitics of the current crisis, and the…

PhD Student Laima Eicke and Prof. Andreas Goldthau published an article on the importance of relative timing of energy transition processes, and implications of a global divide among transition leaders and laggards.

In a new contribution, Professor Goldthau argues that security threats not only lie in climate change but also in the ways the EU chooses to fight it

Can ambitious climate policies in the European Green Deal succeed when faced with rising societal divisions between Europeans?

Ambitious clean tech investment brings about strategic benefits, whereas fostering fossil infrastructure may put a country into a competitive disadvantage, Professor Goldthau argued during the German-Polish Forum held by the German Council on Foreign…

During his intervention at the 3-day COST Spring School organized by TU Darmstadt, Professor Andreas Goldthau called on the EU to rethink and broaden its foreign policy toolbox.