The authors investigate the link between environment-related innovation and job creation at firm level. Employing Italian data on 4,789 firms, matched with patent records for the 2001-2008 period, they test whether “green” innovation has a positive effect on long run employment growth. Results show a strong positive impact of “green” innovation on long run job creation, substantially greater than the effect of generic innovations.
The Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists is glad to announce its second Conference, to be organised by the Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods of the University of Milan from 13 to 14 February 2014. The call for papers is still open for one week and submissions on all relevant topics related to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics are warmly invited, especially from young researchers and PhD students.
Milan, Dec. 6, 2013, from 10.45 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. - Sustainable development is possible even in complex contexts, but requires real and concrete commitment not only by the Institutions, but also and increasingly by the private sector. This is the thought of J. D. Sachs, one of the world’s leading experts on economic development and the fight against poverty. Prof Sachs today will hold a lecture at FEEM headquarters in Milan. The event is a joint initiative by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and eni, in collaboration with Expo 2015. See the Agenda of the lecture and follow the live-streaming here (starting on Dec 6, from 10.15 a.m.).
The path towards sustainability needs a deep cultural change, starting with the education of responsible citizens. In her recent book “Towards a Sustainable University” Chiara Mio describes a strategic and organizational sustainability approach in the context of universities, both from an academic literature perspective and from a real case example.
Milan, Dec. 3, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - The technological revolution ignited by the extraction of non-conventional oil marks a turning point in internationally consolidated political and economic scenarios. Bahattin Buyuksahin and Bassam Fattouh - internationally acclaimed experts on the matter – will present today at FEEM the results of their recent studies on tight oil focusing on its implications in terms of pricing, crude oil and petroleum products trade flows and its impact on key producers. Live streaming of the Lecture is available here.
The last COP19/CMP9 United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Warsaw, Poland on 11-22 November 2013. In a 4-minute interview to Re3, Steffen Kalbekken - CICERO, Sara Venturini - UNFCCC Italian Delegation, Mariagrazia Midulla - WWF Italy and Federico Antognazza, Italian Climate Network, explain the goals and main results of the meeting.
On November 27, 2013 FEEM’s Board of Directors has appointed the new members who will be added to our Scientific Advisory Board. The members of the Scientific Advisory Board are: Michel Camdessus (Banque de France); Francesco Casetti (Yale University); Enzo De Luca (Consul General of Italy in Shanghai); Lord John Leonard Eatwell (Queens' College Cambridge); Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University); Ian Ross Macmillan (Bocconi University); Lord Peter Mandelson (Global Counsel); Francesca Romanin Jacur (University of Milan); André Ruth Shammah (Franco Parenti Theatre). The Board will be chaired by Michel Camdessus.
Within BOOKCITY MILANO 2013, an event promoted by the Culture Councillorship of the Municipality of Milan and by the Bookcity organizing committee, FEEM organizes a debate on the topic of trust with Stefano Lucchini, Joaquìn Navarro-Valls, Corrado Passera and Giulio Sapelli drawing on the issue of FEEM’s journal EQUILIBRI devoted to this important topic, which is at the base of the economic and social development of civil society.
The nineteenth Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is being held in Warsaw, Poland, from 11-22 November 2013. FEEM and Università Ca' Foscari are organizing a joint Side Event on "Costs and Benefits of Adaptation to Climate Change and the Sustainability of Public Finance in the EU".
This article by Julie Rozenberg and Adrien Vogt-Schilb, CIRED, and Stephane Hallegatte, The World Bank, investigates the efficiency and acceptability of capital-based policies versus a carbon price. While capital-based policies are more politically acceptable because they do not create immediate losers, they reduce emissions slower and need to be implemented sooner. Delaying their implementation may create a political-economy lock-in (easier-to-implement policies become unavailable) in addition to the economic lock-in (the target becomes more expensive).