European Gas Markets - A Balancing Act between Decarbonisation and Security of Supply
New FEEM Press volume on the Bruegel-FEEM Euro-Mediterranean Energy Talks
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
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Venice Climathon 2016: “Cultural heritage in a changing climate”

The Climate-KIC Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change event which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on October 28th, 2016. Climathon brings together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them. Participants gather for 24 hours to engage in a climate-related problem solving workshop. Venezia, Bologna, Latina and Torino are the Italian cities joining Climathon this year. The challenge of Venice Climathon 2016: “Cultural heritage in a changing climate: exploring innovative and nature-based solution to cope with heatwaves”.

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Nobel Prize in economics awarded to Professor Oliver Hart

On October 10, the 2016 Nobel Prize in economics was awarded to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holström, two foreign-born economists who now teach at Harvard and MIT, respectively. In 2009 Oliver Hart had co-authored with Luigi Zingales a FEEM Nota di Lavoro/Working Paper on “New Capital Regulation For Large Financial Institutions” later published by Oxford University Press in American Law and Economics Review. We extend our congratulations to Professor Hart for this prestigious award.

New FEEM Video Interviews with Experts on Tools & Methods to Evaluate Policies on SDGs!

The interviews with the speakers of the International Workshop on "Analytical Tools and Methods to Evaluate Impacts of Public Policies on Sustainable Development Goals" have been published on the FEEM Youtube Channel.

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The Future of European Gas Markets

Gas represents a pivotal element of the European energy architecture. The ultimate aim of this new volume by FEEM researchers Manfred Hafner and Simone Tagliapietra is to contribute to the current European gas debate by providing a balancing act between two issues, decarbonisation of the European energy system and security of gas supply.

The Truth about Climate Change report becomes the gold standard

"The Truth About Climate Change" report on climate change and the Paris agreement becomes the gold standard after reaching 600 million via radio, TV, print, Internet and the social media. The report is authored by top climate scientists including FEEM Scientific Director, Prof. Carlo Carraro.

Read the report here!
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Read Le Figaro article here!
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New FEEM Press volume on the Bruegel-FEEM Euro-Mediterranean Energy Talks

The current energy situation in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries is characterised by a rapid increase of energy demand, low energy efficiency and low domestic energy prices. This volume by D. Favoino (Bruegel) and S. Tagliapietra (FEEM) summarizes the key results of a brainstorming workshop recently organized by FEEM and Bruegel to look at the current situation and to investigate how to formulate a new Euro-Mediterranean energy cooperation.

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

Tuesday, 27th September 2016 from 9.00 a.m. CEST the International Workshop  “Analytical Tools and Methods to Evaluate Impacts of Public Policies on Sustainable Development Goals" will be broadcasted live on the FEEM Facebook page.

Follow the event here!
Download the Agenda here!

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".

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

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27 Oct 2016
FEEM-IEFE Joint Seminar on "Quantitative and qualitative assessment of policies for decoupling growth from resource use and its environmental impacts - results from the Dynamix project"
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27 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Venice Climathon 2016: Cultural Heritage in a changing climate