New FEEM Press volume on "The Evolving Geopolitics of North Africa and its Impact on Energy Markets"
L. Aleluia Reis presents her recent article published in Nature Climate Change
F. Bosello presents his recent FEEM WP on uncertainty and adaptation cost estimation in case of climate change damages
Equilibri celebrates 20 years of publication
A. D'Aprile presents her latest FEEM WP on Carbon Capture and Storage
S. Santato presents her latest FEEM WP on the water abstraction license regime in Italy
M. Davide presents her recent FEEM WP on the INDCs
FEEM article in Environmental Research Letters
New FEEM Press on "Turkey’s Regional Gas Hub Ambitions"
FEEM article in Nature Energy
Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in Italy - IT 2015 Report
FEEM infographics on climate change
Feem News
SDSNedu is now the SDG Academy!

The SDSNedu initiative has become the SDG Academy to help young generations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Academy is an on-line platform that provides high-quality educational resources on sustainable development. The initiative brings together leading experts on sustainable development to train future generations on sustainable development practices and to cope with the complex challenges facing our planet. All course materials are freely available.

Find out more about the SDG Academy and watch The SDG Academy Trailer!

FEEM researcher Elena Verdolini authors article published in Risk Analysis

Expert elicitations are frequently used to characterize future technology outcomes. However, many argue that the usefulness of this methodology is limited, because estimates across studies are not easily comparable; choices in survey design and expert selection may bias results; and over-confidence is a persistent problem. The article by G.F. Nemet, L. Diaz Anadon and E. Verdolini compares data from 16 elicitations, involving 169 experts, on the 2030 costs of 5 energy technologies to provide quantitative evidence of how survey and expert characteristics affect experts’ estimates.
Read the article here!

New FEEM Press volume on the evolving geopolitics of North Africa and its impact on energy markets

How has North Africa changed over the last five years? Will these changes generate a new relationship between geopolitics and energy? In this new FEEM Press volume FEEM researcher Sara Brzuszkiewicz investigates the current geopolitical scenario and the potential consequences of the Arab Springs and jihadism on the energy sector.

Download the ebook here!

FEEM publishes in Nature Climate Change

The Paris Agreement culminates a six-year transition towards an international climate policy architecture based on parties submitting national pledges. How should these different contributions be assessed and compared? This is the focus of the article “Economic tools to promote transparency and comparability in the Paris Agreement” published online by the journal Nature Climate Change. The article is authored by FEEM researchers Lara Aleluia Reis, Carlo Carraro and Massimo Tavoni, in collaboration with leading international researchers. 

Watch the video presentation of the article by Lara Aleluia Reis!

How to calculate risk premium in case of climate change damage

This FEEM Working Paper by A. Markandya, E. De Cian, L. Drouet, J. M. Polanco-Martìnez and F. Bosello proposes a methodology to calculate risk premium in case of climate change damage.
In the presence of uncertainty about climate change damages, are people satisfied to be protected against the "average" outcomes? We show that in fact this is not the case. The presence of risk aversion increases the perceived damage above the average one. We quantify accordingly this "addition" and we re-analyse the decision to mitigate and to adapt in the light of this correction".

Equilibri celebrates 20 years of publication

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.

Learn more and view the celebratory 20th anniversary poster here!

Do renewables need fossil fuel technologies?

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.

Advances and slowdowns in carbon capture and storage technology development

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

The water abstraction license regime in Italy: a case for reform?

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."

Alternative approaches for rating INDCs: a comparative analysis

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."   

Video of the event: "Climate change mitigation and poverty reduction: trade-offs or win-win situations"

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. 

Watch the video of the event!

The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) launched the SDG Index and Dashboards – Global Report

Following last year’s adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN) on Wednesday July 20, 2016 in New York launched the SDG Index and Dashboards – Global Report. The report – published jointly by the UN SDSN and the Bertelsmann Stiftung - shows where each country stands with regards to the SDGs and aims to help every country to identify priorities for early action and to understand the key implementation challenges and the gaps that must be closed in order to achieve the SDGs by 2030. In this framework, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), hosting institution of SDSN Italia, will organize on September 27, 2016 in Milan, the international workshop “Analytical Tools and Methods to Evaluate Impacts of Public Policies on Sustainable Development Goals” to sum up the main results of the research models to evaluate policies for the SDGs achievement. One of them is the SDG Index and Dashboards – Global Report that will be presented during the FEEM workshop in September.

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Forthcoming events

26 Sep 2016 - 29 Sep 2016
1st Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (IAERE) School on Computable General Equilibrium Models for Environmental Assessment

27 Sep 2016
International Workshop on "Analytical Tools and Methods to Evaluate Impacts of Public Policies on Sustainable Development Goals"