Decarbonization Seminar

The Decarbonization Seminar hosts speakers and participants from academia and industry to discuss latest advances and challenges associated with the transition towards a decarbonized energy economy. Topics covered include the economics and management of sustainable energy technologies in the energy sector, clean energy transportation services, and carbon-free manufacturing processes.

Seminar sessions are usually held on Monday afternoons between 5.00 pm and 6.15 pm CEST and hosted as a virtual event online in a workshop-style format. To stay informed about upcoming presentations, please sign up for the seminar’s mailing list via this form. Registration links for the individual seminar events are distributed via this mailing list.

The seminar is jointly sponsored by the Mannheim Institute for Sustainable Energy Studies (MISES) and the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW). The organizing team is comprised of Amadeus Bach (MISES), Gunther Glenk (MISES), Marion Ott (ZEW), and Nikolas Wölfing (MISES). In case of questions and suggestions, please contact Ekaterina Savchenko (esavchen mail.uni-mannheim.de).

Upcoming Talks

Past Talks

Accounting for Climate Change

Karthik Ramanna, University of Oxford
Monday, February 21, 2022 – 05:00 – 06:15 PM (CET)


Capturing the Economic Dynamics of Competing Power Generation Sources

Gunther Glenk, University of Mannheim
Monday, March 7, 2022 – 05:00 – 06:15 PM (CET)



Policy Uncertainty in the Market for Coal Electricity: The Case of Air Toxics Standards​​​​​​​

Ashley Langer, University of Arizona
Monday, March 21, 2022 – 05:00 – 06:15 PM (CET)


Strategic Ability and Corporate Carbon Emissions​​​​​​​

Sebastian Schwenen, Technical University of Munich
Monday, April 4, 2022 – 05:00 – 06:15 PM (CET)


We have all it needs to make it work​​​​​​​

Matthias Taft, BayWa r.e. AG
Monday, April 25, 2022 – 05:00 – 06:15 PM (CET)


Board Risk Oversight and Environmental and Social Responsibility

Carolyn Deller, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
Monday, May 2, 2022 – 05:00 – 06:15 PM (CET)


Delivery Terms for Voluntary Carbon Offsets

Şafak Yücel, Georgetown University
Monday, May 16, 2022 – 05:00 – 06:15 PM (CET)


Corporate Decarbonization: CO2 footprints, reduction targets, and abatement costs​​​​​​​

Jürgen Peterseim, PwC
Monday, May 23, 2022 – 05:00 – 06:15 PM (CET)