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Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) is a research institution and a think tank, whose mission is to foster, through studies, research, scientific dissemination, information and training, a better understanding of sustainable development, and to improve the quality of decision-making in public and private spheres.

FEEM pursues its mission by promoting excellence, scientific rigor, the value of ideas and innovation in all its activities in collaboration with numerous partners that form an increasingly wide international network.

The Fondazione is open to thought and debate. FEEM organizes public events, workshops and round tables at its premises attracting experts and top international opinion leaders. FEEM also participates in initiatives promoted by the partners and organizations of its networks.

FEEM’s human capital is composed of a network of Italian and foreign researchers and a supporting staff for administration and communication activities. FEEM people contribute new ideas and opportunities related to cutting edge topics and to the international Agenda for a more sustainable development.

FEEM’s activities are carried out in its three main offices in Milan, Venice and in the Basilicata Region through structured relationships with national and international stakeholders of the private sector, research, policy sphere and civil society.

The Fondazione is entitled to Enrico Mattei, the founder of Eni. FEEM aims to keep alive Enrico Mattei’s capacity to imagine the future by meeting the challenges of today and tomorrow, daily renewing its commitment to research, support to policy and civil society.

FEEM activities

FEEM’s main activities are: 

                •  Research activities of its 4 research programmes

      -               Mitigation, Innovation and Transformation Pathways (MITP);

      -               Climate Change Economic Impacts and Adaptation (EIA);

      -               Energy Scenarios and Policy (ESP);

      -               Society and Sustainability (SAS).

                •  Local projects (local study and training activities, and support to institutions)

       -              FEEM Basilicata;

       -              Ravenna, Sicily and School Projects.

FEEM has identified new cross-cutting topics:


                        -            2030 Agenda;
                        -            Climate Change and Migrations;
                        -            The Age of Instability;
                        -            Pathways to Sustainability in Africa;
                        -            Local Projects for Sustainable Development.


Communication activities to support research activities:

                         -           Events, Publications, Facebook and Twitter, Media Relations;

                         -           International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG).

The ‘Mitigation, Innovation and Transformation Pathways - MITP’ program mainly focuses on the transition to a sustainable global economic system.


The 'Climate Change Economic Impacts and Adaptation - EIA' research program carries out multidisciplinary and multi-methodological research aimed at assessing the economic impacts of climate change and the costs/benefits of both autonomous and planned adaptation.


FEEM’s “Energy Scenarios and Policy - ESP” research program aims to carry out interdisciplinary, scientifically sound, prospective and policy-oriented applied research, targeted at political and business decision makers.


The objective of the “Society and Sustainability - SAS” research program is to enhance scientific knowledge and disseminate awareness about some rapidly emerging themes that concern the relationship between sustainable development, society, and economic activities.
The program aims at encouraging the transition to the paradigm delineated in the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in which societies are represented as complex systems of interacting communities, companies, and public institutions, asked to strictly cooperate to improve the development, cohesion and environmental quality.


The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) is a joint initiative of FEEM and Fondazione Giorgio Cini which focuses its activities on the design of climate policy and related governance issues. 


SDSN Italia is the Italian hub of UN SDSN, created under the auspices of SDSN Mediterranean (hosted by Siena University) and acting within the general governance framework designed by UN SDSN. SDSN Italia is a scientific - educational, solutions – oriented, voluntary and non-profit initiative. From March 2016, FEEM is hosting institution of SDSN Italia.