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.
The technological revolution ignited by the extraction of non-conventional oil marks a turning point in internationally consolidated political and economic scenarios. On December 3, 2013 Bahattin Buyuksahin and Bassam Fattouh - internationally acclaimed experts on the matter – will present in a joint lecture 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.
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.
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).
Nov 12, 2013 – from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m., Milan: The international conference on "Methodologies and indicators for green growth measurement" includes the presentation of the FEEM Sustainability Index (FEEM SI) 2013. The main objective of the conference is to assess the state of the art in quantitative measurement of sustainability, connecting theoretical background, practical assessment and policy perspectives. Speakers include Carlo Carraro (Ca' Foscari University and FEEM), Marianne Fay (World Bank), Michaela Saisana (European Commission) and Paul Schreyer (OECD). See the Agenda and Background Documents.
A new culture of consumption is developing in today’s society. FEEM junior researcher Ilaria Pais describes the rise of a model of citizenship based on responsibility and awareness of emerging global challenges, where citizens and firms become partners to generate a positive impact on society, and to transform the model of Business Sustainability into an innovative and modern paradigm.
Energy plays an essential role in the quality of life and in economic development. The Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, with the support of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, is pleased to announce the International Conference on "The terawatt challenge: what role for our future energy?". Prominent scientists, including Carlo Rubbia, Michael Graetzel, Pamela Silver and Daniel Nocera will convene to discuss the problems related to the availability and use of energy resources.