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Climate Policy Observer
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FEEM Press - Economy and Society
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The story of WITCH:
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IPCC WG III Contribution to AR5
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FEEM, Milan - July 2, 2014 - 1st Sharexpo Press Conference
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FEEM SUSTAINABILITY INDEX 2013
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International Center for Climate Governance - ICCG
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HIGHLIGHTS
Nov. 27, 2014 - FEEM Re3: "Firm Preferences for Environmental Regulation"

What are the effects of environmental regulation on the production decisions and profits of  polluting and green firms? This article by Félix Muñoz-García and Sherzod B. Akhundjanov, Washington State University, summarizes the findings of two papers and highlights the role that firm heterogeneity plays in determining firm preferences towards environmental regulation.

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Nov. 20, 2014 - FEEM Re3: "Experimental Games and Climate Coalitions"

How can games be used to solve the climate stalemate? In this short interview Alessandro Tavoni, research fellow at the Grantham Research Institute of the London School of Economics and associate researcher at FEEM, gives practical examples on how experimental games can be integrated into more traditional lines of research on coalition formation and stability.

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Nov. 13, 2014 - FEEM Re3: "Building Tomorrow's Europe. The Role of an "EU Energy Union"

In this article FEEM researcher Simone Tagliapietra summarizes the key results of a new study aimed at exploring the potential future prospects of a new "EU Energy Union". After the 2014 Ukraine crisis, new momentum has emerged in the EU around the need of creating a truly European energy policy. The article argues that the EU should seize this historical opportunity to substantially advance its energy policy, particularly focusing on security of energy supply.

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Nov. 6, 2014 - FEEM Re3: "Illiquidity and all its Friends. A Discussion by Franklin Allen"

In this column Franklin Allen, Professor of Finance and Economics, University of Pennsylvania, comments the paper "Illiquidity and all its Friends" by Nobel laureate Jean Tirole, providing a parallel analysis of the crisis and of the role of liquidity and other related phenomena.

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Nov. 2, 2014: IPCC publishes its Synthesis Report on the Science of Climate Change

The IPCC just released in Copenhagen the 4th and final volume of its 6-year effort. More than 800 authors - four of whom from FEEM - have analysed thousands of papers to deliver selected and firm key messages to the world leaders.

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Oct. 30, 2014 - FEEM Re3: "Universal Access to Energy: a Reachable Target?"

Jacopo Bonan, Catholic University of Milan and LabExpo, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation, comments a selection of interviews to leading experts Ujjayant Chakravorty, Shonali Pachauri, Carlo Carraro, Stefano Bologna and Lucius Mayer-Tasch, collected during the International Workshop “Energy Poverty and Energy Access: Global Challenges and Goals" held in Milan on July 10, 2014.

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Oct. 30, 2014 - Milan, Italy: FEEM Seminar on "United we stand, divided we win. Strategic decentralization and the provision of global public goods"

This paper studies strategic decentralization in the provision of global public goods, such as climate. The authors show that a coalition, with the aim of maximizing the aggregate payoff of its members, may find it strategically advantageous to decentralize its provision, so that members act autonomously to maximize their own payoff. This may be particularly relevant for climate negotiations, because two active coalitions may provide less public goods than a world with only the largest coalition and a group of free-riding countries.

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Oct. 23, 2014 - FEEM Re3: "Is it Too Late for 2°C?"

In this short interview to Re3, Swiss climate scientist Thomas Stocker, University of Berne and Co-chair of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), discusses basic but important aspects of the physics of climate, focusing in particular on the 2°C target for global temperature rise.

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Oct. 23, 2014 - Venice, Italy: ICCG-FEEM seminar: Advanced Assessment of Urban Heat Island Effects in European Cities

Although City research has a long tradition, progress is still needed to identify gross effects of agglomerations and particularly environmental effects, like urban heat islands. As discussed in this ICCG-FEEM seminar by Juergen Kropp, professor for Climate Change and Sustainable Development at Potsdam University, a remote sensing approach can be particularly useful, allowing to identify easily urban heat islands and their typical annual behaviour.

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Oct. 16, 2014 - FEEM Re3: "Rethinking African Solar Power for Europe"

Concentrated solar power generation in Africa and the Middle East could potentially supply up to 20% of European power demand. However, it is currently much more expensive than fossil fuels, and geo-political challenges need to be overcome. This article by Emanuele Massetti and Elena Claire Ricci evaluates the technological, economic, and political feasibility of this idea.

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Oct. 16, 2014 - Venice, Italy: FEEM-IEFE Seminar on "Ethnic Distribution, Effective Power and Conflict"

Ethnic heterogeneity can potentially be related to the occurrence of conflicts with long-lasting economic effects but still no broad consensus is reached on which distributional aspect of ethnic diversity is playing a crucial role. On Oct. 16, 2014, Matija Kovacic, from Ca' Foscari University of Venice, is presenting a work on “Ethnic Distribution, Effective Power and Conflict” co-authored by Matija Kovacic (Ca' Foscari University of Venice) and Claudio Zoli (University of Verona). The seminar is jointly organized by FEEM and IEFE, Bocconi University.

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Oct.13, 2014: Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to Jean Tirole

FEEM is very honored of its collaboration with professor Jean Tirole, who has been awarded today the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences "for his analysis of market power and regulation". The French professor received the award for his contributions on the regulation of large companies and in recent years has been Lecturer at FEEM (May 12, 2009: “New Finance, New Rules”) and has published several works in FEEM’s working papers series “Note di Lavoro”, including an interview in Italian, Nuove regole, nuova finanza, in FEEM's journal "Equilibri".

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Oct. 10, 2014 - Venice, Italy: FEEM Seminar on "Comparison of macroeconomic models for disaster impact analysis"

This week FEEM seminar will focus on the current state of research in the field of disaster impact modelling. On Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, Elco Koks, from the Institute for Environmental Studies, is presenting at FEEM in Venice the results of an extensive sensitivity analysis of a disaster impact model to describe a newly developed high-detail interregional impact assessment model, showing how the European economy can be affected due to a natural disaster.

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Oct. 9, 2014 - FEEM Re3: "Climate Change Calls for Global, Comprehensive and Integrative Risk Management"

A man-induced unbalance in nature could trigger an unbalance in human society that will re-impact nature and paralyze human response, initiating a potentially global, catastrophic cycle. What risks might we have to face? This article by Grammenos Mastrojeni, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy, discusses the conception of a standard analysis approach to harness the complexity of global warming.

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Oct. 7, 2014 - Milan, Italy: FEEM at the Bocconi University Forum on CSR and Social Innovation within the Sharexpo Project

Six months after the launch of Sharexpo (www.sharexpo.it), FEEM – in collaboration with Collaboriamo, Fondazione Italiana Accenture, Modacult-Catholic University of Milan and Secolo Urbano – has organized the event “Sharexpo: Milano città condivisa per Expo 2015”, which will be hosted on 7 October 2014 by the “Salone della CSR e dell’Innovazione Sociale” at Bocconi University in Milan. The meeting aims at presenting the main initiatives and activities undertaken to achieve greater dissemination of collaborative services in the city of Milan during Expo 2015.

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Oct. 3, 2014 - FEEM Milan, Italy: 10th Annual Forum on Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in a Global Economy

FEEM is pleased to announce and host 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 is 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 is supported by a Promoting Committee of several well-known Italian companies and organizations.

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Oct. 2, 2014 - FEEM Re3: "Growth and Poverty Reduction in Africa"

Interviewed by Re3, Francisco H. G. Ferreira - World Bank Chief Economist Africa Region and Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn) - discusses development policies in Africa, human capital empowerment and how to deal with religious and cultural conflicts and promote nation-building processes.

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