Interactions between financial markets and the biosphere

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This research theme deals with the interconnectivity between global financial processes and large-scale biophysical processes. The work underway explores how financial actors, instruments and flows affect social-ecological processes. Examples include studies on the role of financial instruments for commodities and their possible associations to land use change; and the impact of novel financial instruments for biosphere stewardship.

Current projects:

 Earth System Finance

• Tax havens, international financial flows and global sustainability

• Human-biosphere interactions and financial crises