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.
Because of its strategic geographical location at the crossroads of Caspian, Middle Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean gas-rich countries and Europe, Turkey has progressively emerged in the international debate as a potential key regional gas hub. This volume by FEEM reseracher Simone Tagliapietra seeks to provide a realistic assessment of Turkey's potential role in the regional gas markets, beyond the mainstream rhetoric.
The new International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) of FEEM video lecture by Christopher Knowles, Head of Climate, European Investment Bank (EIB), introduces the main instruments and policies to redirect investments from high carbon to low-carbon infrastructures, stressing the importance of pricing emissions. Moreover, he talks about measures investors can adopt to influence climate change positively towards a climate-resilient economy.
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.
In this FEEM Working Paper, researchers S. Dasgupta and E. De Cian review the empirical literature on institutions, environmental policy, environmental outcomes and investments, and argue that new research on these topics can provide important insights to the broader field of sustainability transition and sustainable development.
"The empirical literature on institutions and the environment is broad, but out-of-date. Updating this literature by analyzing the impact of institutions on green investments and climate policy stringency is ripe for investigation."
This FEEM working paper by researcher Valentina Bosetti et al. presents the results of the first comprehensive study on the key uncertainty drivers for climate change when looking at 2100 temperatures and 2100 emissions. “The study shows that uncertainty surrounding parameters may be more important than uncertainty in model structure. The resulting distributions also provide insights on tail events, i.e. low probability and extreme consequences scenarios."
In this FEEM Working Paper, FEEM researcher E. De Cian and professor I. Sue Wing combine an econometric analysis of the response of energy demand to temperature and humidity exposure with future scenarios of climate change and socioeconomic development to characterize climate impacts on energy demand at different spatial scales. "Future climate change is expected to have a moderate impact on global aggregate energy demand because of compensating effects across regions, fuels, and sectors, but climate change could disproportionally affect energy demand in low- and middle-income countries".