On January 14, 2015, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Politecnico di Milano and Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca will jointly organise an international Conference on the complex relationship between water and development. Renowned experts and scholars will convene in the framework of the initiatives for the World Water Day to discuss the most urgent topics related to world water resources and use, including demographic trends, energy development and needs,water-energy nexus, climate change and water geostrategic challenges
Economic theory today seems frozen in orthodoxy. On the occasion of the reprint of the volume “Le seduzioni economiche di Faust” authored by eminent Italian economist Geminello Alvi, FEEM will host a debate on the state of the art of economic theory at FEEM's premises in Milan on December 18, 2014. After a short introduction by FEEM executive director, Giuseppe Sammarco, the debate will continue with Professor Giulio Sapelli, Danilo Taino (Corriere della Sera) and the author (working language: Italian).
In this week's FEEM seminar Alessandro Tavoni, from LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, sheds light on certain aspects of the climate negotiations' stalemate thanks to insights coming from “Game theory”. The experiment described and analysed today focuses on the dynamics of the negotiation process and on the study of experimental behaviour in a Nash bargaining game, involving a six-player group of subjects representing heterogeneous countries.
Nature Climate Change releases today one of the most comprehensive assessments of the timing and amount of greenhouse gas emissions for each of the world's major economies, considering both currently discussed pledges and scenarios that limit future temperature rise to 2°C. Main key messages of the study led by FEEM are presented in a set of three short videos.
The Think Forward Film Festival, on its 4th run, will take place at FEEM's premises in Venice on December 12 - 13, 2014. The Festival aims to study, discuss, and disseminate climate change as well as the issues related to energy efficiency and renewable energy through both short and feature films. The Think Forward Film Festival is a project of the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), a joint initiative of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and Fondazione Giorgio Cini.
Re3 is pleased to report the latest on the Annual Convention of FEEM and the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC). View the 2-minute video for a quick overview or listen to the interviews for a summary of the topics addressed in the keynote speeches.
This month's FEEM-IEFE seminar explores why the simple expression ‘recovery from waste’ actually means an extended and complex system, ranging from the design of goods and the individual styles of consumption to the infrastructure needed to operate an integrated waste management system and to the analytical calculation of public health risk. Simonetta Tunesi from Environmental Strategic Consulting presents a method based on life cycle thinking for the description of integrated waste management systems.
On the occasion of the Second International Meeting of Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli (FGF) “Four ways to feed the planet. Is a different future possible starting from Expo Milano 2015?”, FEEM’s SBSC Initiative will take part in the event to launch “Global challenges, integrated solutions: a cooperation matrix against energy poverty”, a guidelines publication for supporting all the actors involved in the process of improving access to energy. The document has been produced through the cooperation among FEEM, FGF, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Politecnico di Milano, based on the contributions and proposals presented by the experts during the workshop “Energy Poverty and Energy Access: Global Challenges and Goals” held in FEEM on July 10-11, 2014 .
On December 4, 2014 FEEM will host the preview of the Think Forward Film Festival. The evening, organized by ICCG and Algomas will be dedicated to imagining the future of our planet through 5 short films on climate change, renewable energy and sustainability from the 2013 edition of the Festival. A debate by Prof. Stefano Caserini of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Politecnico di Milano), will follow.
Leading international energy experts, convened in Milan for the 3rd edition of FEEM’s Gas Talks (20-21 November, 2014), discuss mid- to long-term challenges and opportunities for European gas markets. FEEM researchers Manfred Hafner and Simone Tagliapietra report and comment the highlights of the meeting.
Angela Falconer from the Climate Policy Initiative explains during this week's FEEM seminar CPI’s understanding and definition of key climate finance terms and why these definitions are essential to inform the debate and build a common understanding among stakeholders. The main findings presented today are extracted from CPI’s Brief that has the same title as the seminar.