Carlo Carraro, FEEM Scientific Director, has co-authored an article in the journal Science on the future of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): "The IPCC at a Crossroads: Opportunities for Reform". The article appeared online on October 2, 2015, and is based on research and analysis conducted in collaboration with Harvard Project on Climate Agreements (HPCA, USA), the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC; Germany), and the Stanford Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis Center (SEEPAC; USA). This is the first time that FEEM publishes in Science, a new milestone in the history of FEEM's commitment to climate change.
The event will allow Expo 2015 visitors to experience first-hand the kind of complex issues that policy makers are likely to face in the upcoming years to deal with the negative environmental impacts from food production and consumption (for example: should meat consumption be taxed? Should the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy objectives be radically changed?).
Arctic surface air temperatures have risen at approximately twice the global rate, generating a range of ecosystem responses and associated climate feedbacks. Following the 2014 Think Tank Ranking Award ceremony on October 5, 2015, Dr. Scott Goetz -Deputy Director and Senior Scientist of the award-winning US research organization Woods Hole Research Centre - will deliver a lecture on WHRC research on the changes in the Arctic and climate feedbacks.
The United Nations General Assembly discussed and approved the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during the UN Sustainable Development Summit held in New York on September 25-27, 2015. FEEM Research Director, Prof. Carlo Carraro, briefly presents the preliminary results of FEEM’s APPS – Assessment, Projections and Policy for Sustainable Development Goals - project.
The UN Sustainable Development Summit at UN headquarters in New York is underway to formally launch the ambitious new 2030 sustainable development agenda to promote shared prosperity and well-being for all over the next 15 years. The “Sustainable Business and Social Change Initiative (SBSC-I”) of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, a cross-cutting research programme focused on the international governance of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility, is pleased to announce the release of the volume “A Global Pact for Sustainable Development. Processes and Actors in the 2030 Agenda”. The volume, published as an open-access e-book by FEEM Press, aims at raising readers’ awareness on the milestones that have marked the history of sustainable development over the past twenty years, the main steps and actors involved, and at creating a framework for reflection on the efforts made and those that remain to be made to define a concrete and long-term scenario of sustainable development.
In a short video, Prof. Francesco Bosello, FEEM and Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, explains the motivation of the paper "Catastrophic Risk, Precautionary Abatement, and Adaptation Transfers", which contributes to the normative literature on mitigation and adaptation by framing the question of their optimal policy balance in the context of catastrophic climate risk.
FEEM is proud to announce its participation at the Seventh Climate Week NYC that will convene in New York City in September 2015. Organized by The Climate Group, an international non-profit that works with corporate and government partners to promote innovation and supportive policy frameworks for a low carbon future, Climate Week NYC brings together global figures - and new voices - from the worlds of business, government and society who are leading the low carbon transition.
FEEM is pleased to announce that it will contribute three papers to the 2015 International Conference on Sustainable Development, which will be focused on the theme “Implementing the SDGs: Getting Started”. The aim of the conference is to bring together stakeholders from government, academia, the United Nations, international agencies, NGOs, and grassroots organizers to identify and share practical, evidence-based solutions that can support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will be agreed upon at the United Nations immediately following the conference.
What are the key challenges that OECD and partner economies may face over the coming 50 years if underlying global trends relating to growth, trade, inequality and environmental pressures prevail? Giuseppe Nicoletti, Head of the Structural Policy Analysis Division at OECD, will discuss to what extent national structural policies can address these and other interlinked challenges, pointing out the growing need for international coordination and cooperation to deal with these issues.
The euro debt crisis, the rational inattention theory and the backward reasoning hypothesis in sequential games and applied to the US Senate, are the topics of the papers that won the 2015 FEEM Awards. In short interviews granted to Re3, the three young authors of the 2015 FEEM Award papers, Keshav Dogra (Columbia University) , Anne-Katrin Roesler (Bonn University) and Jörg L. Spenkuch (Northwestern University), share their views and explain the motivations behind their papers.
27 world-leading scientists, executives, academics and politicians have called on nations to adopt the Global Apollo Program (GAP) by the time of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December. A letter published today, signed by Sabina Ratti (FEEM Executive Director), Carlo Carraro (ICCG Director), David Attenborough, Brian Cox, Paul Polman, Nilesh Jadhav and other respected figures argues that "A sensible approach to tackling climate change will not only pay for itself but provide economic benefits to the nations of the world".
The 17th annual BIOECON conference on "Experimental and Behavioural Economics and the Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services " will be held at Kings College, Cambridge on September 14 and 15, 2015. The conference will be of interest to both researchers and policy makers working on issues in the area of biodiversity, ecosystem services, and sustainable development, in both developed and developing countries. The conference will have sessions on economic development, growth and biodiversity conservation, as well as on institutions and institutional change pertaining to the management of living resources.