"A beautiful dozen. Twelve papers presented in 20 years of meetings of the Coalition Theory Network (CTN). Twelve seminal contributions to the theory of coalitions and networks. Not necessarily the twelve best papers. Certainly many other excellent papers have been presented and discussed in these 20 CTN workshops. Nevertheless, these papers well represent the story of the Coalition Theory Network, from the origins to the various evolutions in these 20 years"…On the occasion of the 20th anniversary and annual workshop (March 19-20, 2015) of the Coalition Theory Network, FEEM Press is pleased to announce the release of the new volume “Coalitions and Networks. 12 papers from 20 years of CTN workshops” edited by Carlo Carraro, University of Venice, FEEM and Co-founder of CTN.
In recent years, the heightened importance of the environmental agenda has increasingly placed environmental innovations (EI) in the forefront of policy maker and corporate action. While extant literature has analyzed mainly external factors driving EI adoption, the study presented during this seminar emphasizes salient firm-level factors, using data from the 2008 Community Innovation Survey (CIS) on Italian manufacturing firms that specifically addresses EI. The paper further contributes to the literature by distinguishing between different categories of production-related and product-related EIs. In addition, responding to recent calls for research on environmental CSR at multiple levels, the study investigate industry-level regulatory environment (ETS), growth, and pollution prevention proactiveness.
From March 14 to 18, 2015, representatives of 187 state governments and around 6,500 delegates from inter- and non-government organizations, UN entities, academic and private sector institutions gathered together at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) held in Sendai, Japan. Goal of the conference was to debate a new international agreement on disaster risk reduction (DRR), one that would replace the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015. FEEM senior researcher, Jaroslav Mysiak, summarizes and comments the outcome of the meeting.
FEEM, on behalf of the Coalition Theory Network (CTN), is honored to host the 20th CTN Workshop, to be held in Venice on 19-20 March 2015. The workshop will be mainly devoted to the theoretical and empirical analysis of networks and groups. This pertains to different aspects of social and economic systems, among which the management of international public goods, the governance of economic unions, the formation of industrial cartels and collaborations, the patterns of racial integration in social networks, and the endogenous evolution and structure of institutions, etc. For this special edition of the CTN Workshop, which will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its activities, the key-note speakers will be: Prof. Rabah Amir (University of Iowa), Prof. Debraj Ray (New York University) and Prof. Matthias Sutter (University of Cologne and University of Innsbruck).
This article by FEEM researchers Francesco Bosello, Elisa Delpiazzo and Fabio Eboli addresses one of the main threats for the marine ecosystem: Ocean Acidification. Caused by anthropogenic CO2 emissions, it affects the whole marine ecosystem. To cope with it and lower its negative socio-economic effects, it is necessary to adopt a comprehensive adaptation strategy to enforce resilience and reduce local stressors.
This week, Christian Krekel, DIW Berlin and 2014 FEEM Award winner, will deliver a seminar on “Natural Disaster, Policy Action, and Mental Well-Being: The Case of Fukushima”. The contribution of this study is the investigation of one of the surprising consequences of a natural disaster that occurred on March 11 2011. On that date a tsunami precipitated one of the worst nuclear accidents in history at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. This study investigates the impact of this natural/man-made disaster in Japan on people’s mental well-being in Germany, although the population of Germany were unaffected by the physical consequences of the disaster and were over 5000 miles away.
FEEM article "Towards a Universal Energy Access: a multistakeholder path for a global change" has been published among the crowdsourced briefs selected by the UN for the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) 2015. Selected briefs could be featured in the GSDR to be reviewed by policy makers at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
On 14 January 2015 international scholars and experts convened in Milan for the International Conference on “Water and Development”. Re3 publishes a selection of the presentations showing how demographic trends, energy development and needs, the water-energy nexus, climate change, and water geostrategic challenges are all interconnected.
Barbara Buchner and Claire Painter (Climate Policy Initiative), during a joint FEEM-CPI seminar, will present "The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance", a new global initiative that draws on expertise from around the world to design and pilot the next generation of cutting edge climate finance instruments. Based on proposals from around the world, The Lab identified instruments that have potential to drive climate investment in developing countries at scale.