Born in 1997 from the collaboration between FEEM and il Mulino, over the last 20 years Equilibri has contributed to the definition of sustainable development, highlighting its complex economic, social and political implications.
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. 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”
In this FEEM Working Paper, S. Santato, J. Mysiak, and C. Dionisio Pérez-Blanco offer insights that can inform reform of water abstractions in the Po River Basin District and elsewhere in Italy and in Europe.
"A more flexible water abstraction licence regime in Italy is to be recommended, on account of the observed and expected decline in water availability, amplified climate variability, population growth and economic development, and as a means of regulating minimum environmental flows."
In this FEEM Working Paper, M. Davide and P. Vesco aim at analysing the INDCs submitted by Parties in the context of the Paris talks.
"Our analysis highlights that beyond effectiveness in terms of emission reduction, other dimensions such as coherence and fairness are important for the evaluation of the INDCs and the Paris Agreement."
Brussels, June 14, 2016 - Workshop on: "Climate Change Mitigation and Poverty Reduction: Trade-Offs or Win-Win Situations?" (organized by the CliMiP project). The CliMiP project aimed at analysing the relationship between climate change mitigation policies and poverty reduction combining detailed country-specific studies with broader comparative analyses. The workshop presented the main findings of the CliMiP project and its policy implications in the aftermath of the COP21 agreement.
The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals approved by the United Nations in 2015 are the focus of the latest issue of Equilibri, the Italian journal published by FEEM with il Mulino. Click here for the free download of the opening article, which is an excerpt of a lecture delivered by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University.