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Arctic surface air temperatures have risen at approximately twice the global rate, generating a range of ecosystem responses and associated climate feedbacks.  Following the 2014 Think Tank Ranking Award ceremony on October 5, 2015, Dr. Scott Goetz -Deputy Director and Senior Scientist of the award-winning US research organization Woods Hole Research Centre - delivered a lecture on WHRC research on the changes in the Arctic and climate feedbacks.

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The FEEM Award 2015 was presented on August 26, 2015 by FEEM Head of Communication Valentina Milella and the prizes were bestowed by Prof. Volker Nocke, Scientific Chair of the Congress.
The 2015 FEEM Committee consisting of Philippe Martin (Sciences Po), Volker Nocke (University of Mannheim and EEA Programme Chair) and Matteo Manera (from FEEM and the University of Milan) has awarded the 2015 FEEM awards to Keshav Dogra, with a paper entitled “Optimal Debt Restructuring and Lending Policy in a Monetary Union”; Anne-Katrin Roesler (University of Bonn), with a paper entitled “Is Ignorance Bliss? Rational Inattention and Optimal Pricing”; Jörg L. Spenkuch (Northwestern University), with a paper entitled “Backward Induction in the Wild: Evidence from the U.S. Senate”

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The sustainability of the private sector and of the whole social system requires companies and non-profit organizations to collaborate in a new strategic way able to deliver social and market innovation. On July 3, 2015 FEEM, in collaboration with Fondazione Italiana Accenture (FIA) and ACRA-CCS, organized and hosted the workshop “Convergence between profit and not for profit to achieve sustainable value", within the Social Enterprise World Forum 2015 held in Milan (1-3 July). The keynote speech by Nobel Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, wrap up the meeting.

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The 2015 FEEM International Workshop on “Recent Evolution of Oil and Commodity Prices” is the natural continuation of a series of events organized by the FEEM research programme “Energy: Resources and Markets” in the last three years. The aim of this year’s workshop is to provide participants with updated and high-quality perspectives on a number of issues which are crucial to understand oil price evolution and dynamics during the last months.

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This conference aimed to take stock of the challenges, lessons and achievements of the EU ETS in Europe and in the rest of the world and to discuss future perspectives. The event was organised in collaboration with DG Climate Action, European Commission.

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On May 12, 2015 Peter Wadhams, Professor of Ocean Physics, University of Cambridge delivered a FEEM Lecture on the progressive transformations related to global warming in the Arctic. Presenting the results of over 40 years of research, Professor Peter Wadhams, one of the most renowned international experts in the field, provided a unique perspective on the relationship between global warming in the Arctic and geopolitical dynamics, along with new solutions to address the issues at stake.

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On May 11, 2015 Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, International Center for Climate Governance and Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, together with the French Embassy in Italy, organized the international conference "Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security" under the patronage of Commissariat Général de la France at Expo 2015. 

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On January 14, 2015, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Politecnico di Milano and Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca jointly organized an international Conference on the complex relationship between water and development: renowned experts and scholars convened in the framework of the initiatives for the World Water Day to discuss current scenarios and to provide insightful answers to the most urgent questions on water-related topics. In this section we report the videos of the Conference.

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On November 20 and 21, 2014, FEEM organized in Milan the third edition of the annual “FEEM Gas Talks”. "FEEM Gas Talks" are closed-door brainstorming meetings gathering high level international experts from the academia, international organizations and industry in order to discuss mid- to long-term challenges and opportunities for international and European gas markets. The aim of the workshop, held under Chatham House rule, is to stimulate an informed high level discussion on relevant issues related to the future of European gas market.

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Il 6 novembre 2014, ETicaNews, in collaborazione con Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, nell'ambito della #SettimanaSRI2014, ha organizzato a Milano una tavola rotonda sul valore sociale nascosto dello SRI. In questa occasione sono state realizzate delle brevi interviste con i relatori della tavola rotonda.

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On October 3 FEEM hosted the 10th Annual Forum on Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in a Global Economy: “Back to basics: What is the Purpose of the Corporation?".  The Forum was organized by the Research Centre Politeia in partnership with the University of Milano, the IESEG School of Management - Lille-Paris, and the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation, and was supported by a Promoting Committee of several well-known Italian companies and organizations.

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On September 24, 2014 Francisco Ferreira, Chief Economist for the Africa Region at the World Bank delivered a FEEM Lecture on growth and poverty reduction in Africa, investigating possible reasons for the ‘broken link’ between Africa’s growth and poverty reduction, exploring demographic factors, the sector composition of the growth process, the role of natural resources and conflict, and the importance of inequality. The streaming of the lecture and a short interview with F. Ferreira are available here.

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The 2014 FEEM Award was presented during the European Economic Association (EEA) Annual Congress at the Toulouse School of Economics on August 28, 2014. The prizes were bestowed to Christian Krekel (DIW Berlin), with a paper entitled “Natural disaster, policy action, and mental well-being: the case of Fukushima”; Anna Raute (UCL and University of Mannheim), with a paper entitled “Do Financial Incentives Affect Fertility - Evidence From a Reform in Maternity Leave Bene-fits”; and Marta Silva (ISCTE-IUL − University Institute of Lisbon), with a paper entitled “Asymmetric Labour Market Reforms and the Wage Growth of Fixed-Term Contracts: Does Learning about Match Quality Matter?”.

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Energy access - the so-called ‘Missed Millennium Development Goal’, is considered a fundamental driver of economic and social development and is a key priority on the global development agenda. It is still however unclear which public and private initiatives and policy design can be used to best attain the goals of energy poverty eradication.

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Energy access is a fundamental driver of economic and social development. It is still however unclear which public and private initiatives and policy design can be used to best attain the goal of energy poverty eradication. For this reason and with the aim to generate new insights and concrete policy recommendations, FEEM and FGF within the LabExpo Project, and in collaboration with eni, organized on July, 10, 2014 an international workshop gathering together representatives from the academia, international organizations, corporate institutions and industry. The streaming of the workshop is available here.

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On March 11, 2011, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 occurred in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan's Tohoku region. What the disaster taught Japan—and what it can teach other countries, for instance Italy? Federica Ranghieri from the World Bank and formerly FEEM researcher, is one of the authors of the report “Learning from Megadisasters” and on July 9, 2014 (from 5.00 to 7.30 p.m.) presented at FEEM the amazing work performed so far and the main lessons learned, particularly for what concerns Tsunami hazards and risks.

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Il 2 luglio 2014 presso la Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei è stato ufficialmente presentato il Documento di Indirizzo di Sharexpo, progetto promosso da Collaboriamo, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), ModaCult-Università Cattolica di Milano e Secolo Urbano.

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The workshop "Practicing Integrated Thinking and Reporting: how Business and Societies search for Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth" organized in Milan on June 19, 2014 aimed at investigating how "Integrated Thinking" might enhance competitiveness and ensure sustainable growth for business. Here you can listen to some interviews with Paul Druckman (IIRC) and other renowned international experts realized on that occasion by FEEM.

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On June 10, 2014, FEEM organised at its headquarters in Milan a Lecture on "Insights from China: Leadership, Policies, New World Balance", held by Jean-Christophe Iseux von Pfetten. Over the last ten years China has achieved economic supremacy in the Asian region and has gained a pivotal role in understanding ongoing worldwide geostrategic scenarios. The many economic analyses that have investigated its rising hegemony have however failed to address the dynamics and processes behind its social structure, particularly as concerns the potential role of the new élite in renewing world power.

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On June 5 and 6, 2014, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei organised at its headquarters in Milan the 2014 International Workshop on “Oil and Commodity Price Dynamics”.

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The recent development of the Ukrainian crisis has unveiled a series of long-neglected problems that today emerge dramatically. The complex current scenario and the difficulties in recomposing the crisis at diplomatic level show the inadequacy of EU and North American foreign policies and international relations with Russia and the former Soviet Union bloc. The possible scenarios leading to a resolution of the crisis have significant consequences at social, economic, political, energy and geostrategic levels, also considering the role played by China as a newly consolidated world power.

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Tarek Heggy, one of the most influential and nonconformist voices of the Middle-East intellectual arena, will offer a cross-cutting overview of the main historic, political and sociological dynamics underpinning Islamic society, shedding light into current attempts to reconcile islamism with modernity, democracy, human rights and multiculturalism. Which are the consequences of the current renovation processes taking place in North Africa? Which are the prospects in the relationship between islamism and Europe, immigration and demographic processes, cultural diversity and integration?

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The "Unconventional Oil Revolution" is a challenging topic that has profound economic, technological and geopolitical consequences. John M. Deutch -internationally acclaimed expert on the issue- will deliver an International Lecture addressing the complex consequences related to the unconventional hydrocarbons revolution.

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“We must aim simultaneously at economic progress, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability”, declared Prof. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University,  during his lecture at FEEM’s headquarters in Milan on December 6, 2013. The event, organized by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and eni, in collaboration with Expo 2015, represented an important occasion to bring attention to the issue of sustainable development and energy access as its essential prerequisite. 

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On December 3, 2013 Bahattin Buyuksahin and Bassam Fattouh - internationally acclaimed experts on the matter – presented in a joint lecture at FEEM the results of their recent studies on tight oil focusing on its implications in terms of pricing, crude oil and petroleum products trade flows and its impact on key producers.

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Nell’ambito di BOOKCITY MILANO 2013, manifestazione promossa dall’Assessorato alla Cultura del Comune di Milano e dal comitato promotore Bookcity, il 23 novembre 2013, FEEM ha organizzato presso la propria sede un evento di riflessione sul tema della fiducia, con Stefano Lucchini, Joaquìn Navarro-Valls, Corrado Passera e Giulio Sapelli.

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The nineteenth Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Warsaw, Poland, from 11-22 November 2013. On November 21, 2013, FEEM and Università Ca' Foscari organised a joint Side Event on "Costs and Benefits of Adaptation to Climate Change and the Sustainability of Public Finance in the EU".

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The international conference on "Methodologies and indicators for green growth measurement" included the presentation of the FEEM Sustainability Index (FEEM SI) 2013. Speakers included Carlo Carraro (Ca' Foscari University and FEEM), Marianne Fay (World Bank), Michaela Saisana (European Commission) and Paul Schreyer (OECD). Live streaming of the event is available here. 

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The "Methodologies and Indicators for Green Growth measurement" conference was held at FEEM’s headquarters in Milan on November 12, 2013. The objective of the conference was to assess the state of the art in quantitative measurement of sustainability, connecting theoretical background, practical assessment and policy perspectives. It was also the occasion to present the most updated findings of the FEEM Sustainability Index (FEEM SI) 2013.

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On 5-6 of November 2013 FEEM organized in Milan the second edition of the annual FEEM "Gas Talks". This closed-door brainstorming workshop gathers high level international experts (from academia, international organizations, industry) to discuss mid- to long-term challenges and opportunities for international and European gas markets. The aim of the workshop, held under Chatham House rules, is to have an informed high level discussion on relevant issues related to the future of European gas market.

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The publication of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is one of the most important events in the international debate on climate change in recent years. The Summary for Policymakers of the first part of the Report (the Working Group I contribution), concerning the physical science basis of climate change, has been released on September 27th, 2013. The video addresses these and other questions giving voice to the italian experts in the field.

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The 2013 FEEM Award was conferred for the fifth year during the European Economic Association (EEA) Congress at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. The prize was presented on August 29, 2013 by FEEM Head of Communication Valentina Milella and Maristella Botticini, Scientific Chair of the Congress and member of the 2013 FEEM Award Commission. The FEEM committee has awarded the 2013 awards to:Jonathan Colmer (London School of Economics), Michele Piffer (London School of Economics), and Rosen Valchev (Duke University).

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The recent processes of constitutionalisation in the Southern bank of the Mediterranean Sea have had legal, political and social consequences of remarkable relevance. At the centre of the debate surrounding these dynamics is the quest for a balance between the needs of a laic and modern State and the role played by the religious authority in inspiring how the State itself is to function. On July 3, 2013, at FEEM headquarters in Milan, senior adviser on constitutional building for International IDEA Zaid Al-Ali offered a unique and analytical vision of these processes.

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The annual IEW workshop is a leading event for the international energy modeling community and presents an opportunity for scholars and researchers to compare quantitative energy projections, to understand the reasons for diverging views of future energy developments, and to observe new trends in global energy production and consumption. During the the 32nd Edition of the IEW, which was held in Paris on 19-21 June, 2013, Re3 interviewed keynote speakers Carlo Carraro, Jos Delbeke, David Hobbs, Jiang Kejun, Leena Srivastava and Jorge Vasconcelos.

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The 2013 FEEM "Oil Price Forecasts and Trends" conference took place in Milan on May 23-24, 2013. On that occasion, academics presented up-to-date research on how to model and forecast the price of oil, while representatives from the financial community and the policy sphere discussed the most recent paths and controversial issues about oil price trends. Political, economic and financial determinants driving the price of crude oil were analyzed in order to draw some conclusions about oil price forecasts in the short and long term scenarios. This collection features some interviews realized on that occasion.

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Human-induced temperature increase is amplified in the Arctic, as well as its effects on the ice cover. With the aid of an Arctic "death spiral”, Prof. Peter Wadhams, oceanographer and glaciologist at Cambridge University, discusses scientific evidence and his personal experience of changes in the Arctic in the last decades.

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Already in 1991, David Pearce indicated that switching taxation from labour to environmental externalities could lead to a double dividend. This concept entails the possibility of improving not only the environment, but also the economy, thanks for instance to the emerging of the shadow economy. This may be particularly relevant, as informal markets account for a significant and growing part of GDP in many developed economies such as Italy and Spain. Anil Markandya, Scientific director of the Basque Center for Climate Change, gives an overview of his recent works on these issues.

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"We can no longer use the climate of the past as a guide to design the investments of the future" states Raffaello Cervigni, Lead Economist at The World Bank in this interview granted to Re3. Extreme events are becoming increasingly frequent particularly in Sub Saharan Africa, and it is of utmost importance to raise the quality and effectiveness of investments in key sectors such as agriculture, transport and urban development, in order to ensure their resilience to a changing climate.
In this interview, Raffaello Cervigni gives a short overview of the topics tackled during his seminar at FEEM's premises in Venice: "The Climate Agenda in Africa: Key Issues and Role of International
                                        Development Cooperation" on February 12, 2013.

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Energy and related policies were the focus of the 12th IAEE European Energy Conference: "Energy Challenge and Environmental Sustainability" held at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice on September 9-12, 2012. The event was organized by the Italian Association of Energy Economists (AIEE) in cooperation with FEEM and Ca' Foscari University.
Andreas Löschel gives an overview of the current situation of the German energy market for renewables, topic of his talk at the plenary session "Energy supply and security" at the 12th IAEE European Energy Conference.

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The FEEM “Gas Talks” are closed-door brainstorming workshops gathering high level international experts (from academia, international organizations, industry) to discuss mid- to long-term challenges and opportunities for European gas markets. The 2012 “Gas Talks” workshop entitled “New Challenges and Opportunities for European Gas Markets” was organized in Milan on December 13-14, 2012 with the aim of having an informed high level discussion on relevant issues related to the future of European gas markets. Here below are available some interviews realized on that occasion.

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Einar Hope, professor emeritus in Economics at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration explains what is, in his opinion, the main challenge ahead for Energy Economists. To face the rising complexity of the issues at stake, Hope explains why researchers need "to adopt an interdisciplinary approach" adding that "universities should change their rules in order to accept multidisciplinary research as part of the qualification system for academic careers".

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The Global Energy Assessment (GEA) is a major, multi-year initiative that assesses the global energy challenges of our rapidly changing world. It is a result of collaborative and integrated work of over 500 authors, analysts and reviewers worldwide who contributed independent, scientifically based and policy relevant analysis of current and emerging energy issues and options.
GEA identifies the urgent need for a sustained and comprehensive strategy to resolve the challenges facing sustainable development, including poverty eradication, climate change mitigation, health, energy security and energy access. Implementation of this strategy relies on strong commitments from policy
                                         and decision makers for a grand transformation of the global energy system.

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Energy and related policies were the focus of the 12th IAEE European Energy Conference: "Energy Challenge and Environmental Sustainability" held at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice on September 9-12, 2012. The event was organized by the Italian Association of Energy Economists (AIEE) in cooperation with FEEM and Ca' Foscari University .
Francesco Gattei from Eni gives an overview of the industry perspective on the important issue of energy security, topic of his talk at the plenary session "Energy supply and security" at the 12th IAEE European Energy Conference.

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The need for the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (NEA) arose from findings of the 2005 global Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, which not only demonstrated the importance of ecosystem services to human well-being, but also showed that at global scales, many key services are being degraded and lost.
The UK NEA - commenced in mid-2009 and reported in June 2011- was the first analysis of the UK's natural environment in terms of the benefits it provides to society and continuing economic prosperity: it
                                         was an inclusive process involving many government, academic, NGO and private sector institutions.
                                         Ian J. Bateman, Head of Economics for the UK-NEA, summarises in a non-technical language the
                                         rationale for such a comprehensive exercise and illustrates some of its main results.

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In this brief interview with FEEM, Bruno Latour explains why, in his opinion, international negotiations for environmental protection (e.g. Rio+20, UNFCC COPs, etc..) continue to fail. This has to do with an issue of proper representation of different interests, of scale, and because of the substantial separation between science and policy.

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Energy and related policies were the focus of the 12th IAEE European Energy Conference: "Energy Challenge and Environmental Sustainability" held at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice on September 9-12, 2012. The event was organized by the Italian Association of Energy Economists (AIEE) in cooperation with FEEM and Ca' Foscari University.
Carlo Andrea Bollino, Vice president of the Italian Association of Energy Economists and General
Conference Chair of the 12th IAEE European Energy Conference, gives an overview of this year's main
                                         themes and challenges tackled during the conference.

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As changes in climate-related stocks have consequences spanning over centuries or possibly millennia to the future, to reconcile the discounting of such far-distant impacts and realism of the shorter-term decisions, hyperbolic time-preferences are considered in a climate-economy model. The results justify high carbon taxes as advocated by Stern while maintaining the realism of the macroeconomic outcome, thus providing a solution for the dilemma centering the carbon tax-discount rate debate.

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Green growth is about making growth processes resource-efficient, cleaner and more resilient without necessarily slowing them. The work presented aims at clarifying these concepts in an analytical framework and at proposing foundations for green growth.  In this interview, Stéphane Hallegatte examines the analytical case for green growth, putting it in the context of existing growth paradigms. He then discuss the link with welfare—which is what we care about rather than growth per se.

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There were many expectations concerning the Rio+20 Earth Summit, but given the economic downturn concrete results were only a few. Nevertheless, Rio proved to be an excellent occasion to network among those realities which are already implementing sustainable development at the local or regional level. Furthermore, the setting of a post-2015 process for the development of Sustainable Development Indicators appears promising as it paves the way for the inclusion of other dimensions in the welfare of nations, beyond GDP.

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There were many expectations concerning the Rio+20 Earth Summit, but given the economic downturn concrete results were only a few. Nevertheless, Rio proved to be an excellent occasion to network among those realities which are already implementing sustainable development at the local or regional level. Furthermore, the setting of a post-2015 process for the development of Sustainable Development Indicators appears promising as it paves the way for the inclusion of other dimensions in the welfare of nations, beyond GDP.

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On August 28, 2012, Gilles Saint-Paul, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) opened the EEA Annual Congress at the University of Malaga with a lecture on "Science and Politics". We here report a brief interview held on that occasion.

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The 2012 FEEM Award was conferred for the fourth year during the 27th European Economic Association (EEA) Congress at the University of Malaga in Spain. The three winners of this edition of the FEEM Award are: Fadi Hassan, London School of Economics, with a paper entitled: "The Price of Development"; Itziar Lazkano, University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, with a paper entitled: "Intergenerational Externalities and Sustainable Growth"; and Julia Schmidt, Graduate Institute (IHEID) Geneva, with a paper entitled: "Technological Standardization, Endogenous Productivity and Transitory Dynamics".

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In these interviews on the key topics under discussion at Rio+20, Derek Eaton, co-author of UNEP's Green Economy Report, presents an overview of the Green Economy principles, whilst Professor Ottmar Edenhoffer, co-chair of IPCC WGIII, warns that any step towards sustainability must consider putting a price on carbon.

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Whilst one of the crucial challenges of sustainability is to tackle climate change, the most urgent priority when talking about development is to eradicate poverty, as explicitly indicated by the main theme of Rio+20. In this interview, Laura Cozzi, from the International Energy Agency (IEA), and Shonali Pachauri, from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), discuss the main issues concerning energy poverty which should be kept at the centre of the political and scientific debate.

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In this interview Daniel G. Nocera talks about the artificial leaf, his latest discovery in the field of artificial photosynthesis by the solar splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen under benign conditions. Like living leaves, the device can turn the energy of sunlight directly into a chemical fuel that can be stored and used later as an energy source, representing a great opportunity for providing solar energy  and clean water to the poor and those of the non-legacy world.

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In his speech at the Energy Think conference in Venice "Sustainable Energy for All" on March 13th, Fatih Birol, chief economist of the IEA, provided several insights on the critical trends of climate change, nuclear power, and energy poverty arising from the latest World Energy Outlook.

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On March 12-13, 2012 FEEM organized a workshop on "Energy poverty and access to energy in developing countries" to discuss and analyze households' access to energy, available technologies, and the financial and institutional frameworks needed to tackle energy poverty. We here report some interviews held on that occasion.

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Leading world experts debate on the financial speculation in the oil market and its effects on the price of oil.We here report the interview held on that occasion with Robert Levin, Managing Director Energy Research & Product Development, CME Group.

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Leading world experts debate on the financial speculation in the oil market and its effects on the price of oil. We here report the interview held on that occasion with Lutz Kilian, Professor of Economics, University of Michigan.

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Leading world experts debate on the financial speculation in the oil market and its effects on the price of oil. We here report the interview held on that occasion with Vincent Kaminski, Professor in the Practice of Executive Education, Rice University.

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Leading world experts debate on the financial speculation in the oil market and its effects on the price of oil. We here report the interview held on that occasion with Thomas F. Helbling, Head of Energy and Commodities Surveillance Unit Research Department, International Monetary Fund.

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Leading world experts debate on the financial speculation in the oil market and its effects on the price of oil. We here report the interview held on that occasion with David Fyfe, Head of Oil Industry & Market Division, International Energy Agency.

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Leading world experts debate on the financial speculation in the oil market and its effects on the price of oil. We here report the interview held on that occasion with Bassam Fattouh, Director, Oil & Middle East Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.

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Leading world experts debate on the financial speculation in the oil market and its effects on the price of oil. We here report the interview held on that occasion with Bahattin Buyuksahin, Senior Oil Market Analyst, International Energy Agency.

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Leading world experts debate on the financial speculation in the oil market and its effects on the price of oil. We here report the interview held on that occasion with Leo P. Drollas, Director and Chief Economist, Centre for Global Energy Studies.

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Il Prof. Enrico Giovannini, Presidente dell'ISTAT, intervenuto all'evento di presentazione del FEEM Sustainability Index 2011 'La classifica mondiale della sostenibilità', organizzato dalla FEEM il 1 Dicembre 2011 a Milano, esprime la sua opinione su come si sono evoluti il concetto di sostenibilità e la sua misurazione dal Vertice della Terra  di Rio - nel 1992 - ad oggi, sulla comparabilità degli indicatori fra paesi nel modo, e sul progetto ISTAT sulla sostenibilità.

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It is now available online the interview to Prof. Carlo Carraro, held on the occasion of the 15th edition of the  International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research
(ICABR) Annual Conference - Villa Mondragone, Rome, June 26-29, 2011 - during the joint session with the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAERE) that took place on June 29th, 2011.  The interview to Prof. C. Carraro challenges the role of climate policies in addressing "Sustainability and the Bioeconomy", core theme of this year ICABR Conference.

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In his key note address "The evolving Challenge of Climate Studies" at the 14th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, 16-18 June 2011, Venice,  Prof. Henry D. Jacoby - Professor of Management in the MIT Sloan School of Management and former Co-Director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change – highlights three main challenges for the global community in the field of climate change. To know more about Professor Jacoby’s view on climate issues please listen to the interview conducted by Alessandra Goria, FEEM Communication Officer.

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In the interview conducted by Alessandra Goria, FEEM Communication Officer, to Prof. Wright on the occasion of his keynote address at the 14th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, 16-18 June 2011, Venice, Prof. Wright expresses his view not only on the drivers of grain price volatility but also on the trade-offs and synergies between agriculture, energy and the environment, as well as on the potential role of innovation in agriculture.

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FEEM scientific communication officer Alessandra Goria interviews Phil Sharp, President of Resources for the Future, USA, on the occasion of the lecture "Is the United States Taking Effective Action on Climate Change?", delivered  at FEEM's offices in Milan on May 24th 2011 to celebrate FEEM's 20th Anniversary Prize in Environmental Economics awarded to Resources for the Future for its  significant contribution to the development of the field of environmental and resource economics over the last 20 years.

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On 10 March 2011, Prof. Carlo Carraro gave a lecture at the  Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, on: Rio, Kyoto, Copenhagen, Cancun, Durban ..... What's Next? A Skeptical View on Climate Negotiation.

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In this video Valentina Bosetti - a senior researcher at FEEM where she leads the climate change modelling and policy research team - illustrates the role of innovation and technological progress in the fight against climate change, based on the main findings of her current research under the ICARUS project  (Innovation for Climate change mitigation: a study of energy R&D, its Uncertain effectiveness and Spillovers), supported by the prestigious grant awarded to Valentina by the ERC (European Research Council).

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On Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2010, FEEM jointly with the Saint Petersburg State University of Economy and Finance (FINEC) and the Laboratoire d’Économie de la Production et de l’Intégration Internationale of the University of Grenoble (LEPII) organized a closed-door brainstorming workshop gathering high level experts from the gas industry, academia and national/international organizations from both Europe and Russia in order to discuss these issues and better understand the consequences of ongoing changes on European gas markets and how different stakeholders intend to adapt to these new challenges.

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On June 3, 2010 Robert S. Pindyck delivered a seminar at FEEM. We report here an interview held on that occasion with prof. Pindyck.

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On  May 20-21, 2010, FEEM jointly with  the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), the Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC) and the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements, organized in Venice an International Workshop on Institutions for Climate Governance. The closed-door workshop gathered leaders from the academic world in the field economics, environmental and public policy, to engage in discussions on climate governance and on the institutional path towards a future agreement on international climate policies.  Some of these experts were interviewed to investigate the key and most pressing challenges in climate governance.

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On Apil 14, 2010 Philippe Aghion delivered a seminar at FEEM on "The Environment and Directed Technical Change". We report here an interview held on that occasion with prof. Aghion.

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A new research project on energy-related innovation mechanisms has recently been launched at FEEM under the European Research Council Grant. The project "Innovation for climate change mitigation: a study of energy R&D, its uncertain effectiveness and spillovers - ICARUS" aims at providing a comprehensive analysis of innovation processes in the energy sector and touches upon key issues, such as climate change and energy security. The project is coordinated by Valentina Bosetti, FEEM senior researcher who was assigned the prestigious grant by the European Research Council. In this interview, Bosetti explains the objectives of the project.

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In occasione della presentazione del libro "Comuni S.p.A - Il capitalismo municipale in Italia" , Salvatore Rebecchini, componente dell'Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, e Franco Bassanini, Presidente della Cassa Depositi e Prestiti rispondono ad alcune domande di Carlo Stangarno, Istituto Bruno Leoni e Università di Genova.

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On January 20-22, 2010 FEEM, CEPR and the University of Padua organized a conference on "The Economics of Culture, Institutions and Crime". Indeed, economists have recently started to explore the role of cultural traits and beliefs, cultural diversity, social norms as well as endogenous preferences for a wide range of socio-economic interactions, among which crime choices. Such elements seem to be crucial for the well functioning of institutions and legal systems. Some of the experts who participated in the event delivered an interview reflecting their viewpoint and the most recent research perspectives on these topics.

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In un'intervista realizzata da Caterpillar - Radio 2, Emanuele Massetti illustra in breve i risultati della conferenza delle Nazioni Unite sui cambiamenti climatici (COP 15) che si è svolta presso il Bella Center di Copenhagen, in Danimarca, tra il 7 e il 18 dicembre 2009.

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On December 14, 2009, Prof. Daron Acemoglu (MIT) delivered a Lecture entitled "Rethinking the Wealth of Nations" at FEEM’s headquarters in Milan. We report here an interview held on that occasion with prof. Acemoglu.

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Garantire opportunità di sviluppo economico preservando il benessere delle generazioni future è forse la questione più importante che i governi di oggi devono affrontare. Ma come si misura la performance di un paese in termini di sviluppo sostenibile? Il 10 dicembre 2009 la FEEM ha presentato per la prima volta a Milano il suo Indice di Sostenibilità, il primo indice aggregato in grado di confrontare la sostenibilità non solo tra paesi ma anche nel tempo.

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On October 27, 2009, Prof. Richard A. Muller (University of California at Berkeley and GreenGov) delivered a Lecture entitled "Energy and Alternative Energy, Coping with Copenhagen" at FEEM’s headquarters in Milan. We report here an interview held on that occasion with prof. Muller.

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Il prof. Dasgupta, in occasione della FEEM Lecture "Rispariamre per il futuro" che ha tenuto in Fondazione a Milano il 29 settembre 2009, ha rilasciato un'intervista a Class CNBC rispondendo alle seguenti questioni: 1) Crisi globale, chi paga il conto? 2) Quale futuro per i mercati emergenti? 3) Ambiente e finanza, una convivenza difficile? Ascolta l'intervista.

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On September 29, 2009, Prof. Partha Dasgupta (University of Cambridge) delivered a Lecture entitled "Saving for the Future" at FEEM headquarters in Milan. We here report an interview made in that occasion with prof. Dasgupta.

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Mercato Concorrenza Regole è nata nel 1999 per indagare e discutere contenuti, limiti ed efficacia delle varie forme di intervento pubblico sul mercato. Particolare attenzione è dedicata alla tutela della concorrenza e della regolamentazione, che sono divenute nuovo terreno di dibattito sul ruolo dello Stato nell'Economia.

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Quanto potrebbero costare al sistema economico italiano i probabili impatti futuri dei cambiamenti climatici? Il mancato adattamento ai cambiamenti climatici potrebbe costare al sistema economico italiano nel 2050 una perdita di Pil compresa tra lo 0,12 e lo 0,20%, pari a una  riduzione del reddito nazionale di circa 20/30.000 milioni di euro, l'equivalente di un'importante manovra finanziaria. Cifre che nel 2100 potrebbero raggiungere livelli assai più elevati.

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Dr Rajendra Pachauri, economist and environmental scientist is Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC). In 2007, he accepted on behalf of the IPCC, the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S Vice-President Al Gore Jr.
We here report the 2008 Wallace Wurth Memorial Lecture entitled: "Our Vulnerable Earth - Climate Change, the IPCC and the role of Generation Green".

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Quali sono le le ripercussioni dell'innalzamento dei prezzi del petrolio sull'economia e sui consunmi dei piccoli risparmiatori? E quali possono essere le soluzioni?
Di fronte ad uno scenario in cui i prezzi del petrolio sono vertiginosamente aumentati e difficilmente scenderanno a breve, l'unico approccio in grado di procurare quella che in gergo viene chiamata la più importante delle fonti energetiche è il risparmio.

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In occasione del centenario della nascita di Mattei, lo storico Giulio Sapelli racconta in un'intervista alcuni degli episodi più significativi della vita e del lavoro del fondatore dell'Eni, di cui la Fondazione porta il nome. L'intervista è inframezzata da alcune interessantissime testimonianze dirette di Enrico Mattei.

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