With other international leading authors, FEEM reseachers V. Bosetti, G. Marangoni, M. Tavoni published the article “Sensitivity of projected long term CO2 emissions across the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways” in Nature Climate Change. The article is focused on economic growth and energy intensity as the most important determinants of future CO2 emissions across different socio-economic pathways. Moreover, the article analyzes variation in projected long term CO2 emissions mostly driven by future income and energy efficiency.
Washington Post and Houston Chronicle articles cite the NBER and FEEM working paper “Bridging the Gap: Do Fast Reacting Fossil Technologies Facilitate Renewable Energy Diffusion?”. The paper, co-authored by FEEM researcher Elena Verdolini with Francesco Vona (OFCE Sciences-Po and SKEMA Business School) and David Popp (Syracuse University and NBER), discusses the role of fossil-based power generation technologies in supporting renewable energy investments.
This FEEM Working Paper by A. Markandya, E. De Cian, L. Drouet, J. M. Polanco-Martìnez and F. Bosello proposes a methodology to calculate risk premium in case of climate change damage.
“In the presence of uncertainty about climate change damages, are people satisfied to be protected against the "average" outcomes? We show that in fact this is not the case. The presence of risk aversion increases the perceived damage above the average one. We quantify accordingly this "addition" and we re-analyse the decision to mitigate and to adapt in the light of this correction".
"The Truth About Climate Change" report on climate change and the Paris agreement becomes the gold standard after reaching 600 million via radio, TV, print, Internet and the social media. The report is authored by top climate scientists including FEEM Scientific Director, Prof. Carlo Carraro.
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This FEEM Working Paper by A. D'Aprile explores the main progress and deadlocks of Carbon Capture and Storage technology development in recent years, including economic constraints, regulation complexity, political and environmental factors.
“CCS technology still struggles to emerge as a sound low-carbon choice for governments and investors. Post-COP21 national and international efforts, as well as local policies and context, will play an increasingly critical role in the next phase of CCS deployment”
Expert elicitations are frequently used to characterize future technology outcomes. However, many argue that the usefulness of this methodology is limited, because estimates across studies are not easily comparable; choices in survey design and expert selection may bias results; and over-confidence is a persistent problem. The article by G.F. Nemet, L. Diaz Anadon and E. Verdolini compares data from 16 elicitations, involving 169 experts, on the 2030 costs of 5 energy technologies to provide quantitative evidence of how survey and expert characteristics affect experts’ estimates.
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Gas represents a pivotal element of the European energy architecture. The ultimate aim of this new volume by FEEM researchers Manfred Hafner and Simone Tagliapietra is to contribute to the current European gas debate by providing a balancing act between two issues, decarbonisation of the European energy system and security of gas supply.
The current energy situation in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries is characterised by a rapid increase of energy demand, low energy efficiency and low domestic energy prices. This volume by D. Favoino (Bruegel) and S. Tagliapietra (FEEM) summarizes the key results of a brainstorming workshop recently organized by FEEM and Bruegel to look at the current situation and to investigate how to formulate a new Euro-Mediterranean energy cooperation.
How has North Africa changed over the last five years? Will these changes generate a new relationship between geopolitics and energy? In this new FEEM Press volume FEEM researcher Sara Brzuszkiewicz investigates the current geopolitical scenario and the potential consequences of the Arab Springs and jihadism on the energy sector.
The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (#COP22) to the UNFCCC is taking place from 7-18 November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. How might US climate policy change after the new administration takes office in January 2017? FEEM researcher Simone Tagliapietra summarizes three possible scenarios.
In a side event organized by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), GCF co-chiar Mr. Ewen Mc Donald has announced the approval of the first fast track National Adaptation Plan grants for Liberia and Nepal and the proposal by the first commercial bank accredited by the Green Climate Fund, Deutsche Bank, to contribute to Goal n. 7 - Sustainable Energy for All. FEEM researcher Isabella Alloisio reports on the issue.
FEEM researcher Elisa Calliari reports on the loss & damage issue associated with climate change impacts under discussion at the 22nd session of the COP22 in Marrakech. Loss & damage is one of the most contentious issues of climate negotiations, and COP22 was mandated by COP19 to review the mechanism to foster understanding, action and support for loss&damage. Shortly after the video was shot, an agreement on a draft decision for the review was finally reached and made publicly available on Nov. 15. It proposes, inter alia, a process to periodically review the Warsaw International Mechanism starting in 2019.
The video was shot in collaboration with Youth Press Agency on Climate Change, Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development.