FEEM researcher E. Verdolini presents her FEEM WP on "Bridging the Gap: Do Fast Reacting Fossil Technologies Facilitate Renewable Energy Diffusion?"
FEEM researchers Manfred Hafner and Simone Tagliapietra present their volume "The Future of European Gas Markets"
FEEM researcher Valentina Bosetti presents her recent paper on “Do Extreme Weather Events Generate Attention to Climate Change?”
FEEM researcher E. Verdolini presents her FEEM WP on the future prospects of energy technologies
New FEEM Policy Brief on "Clubs, R&D and climate finance: incentives for ambitious GHG emission reductions"
FEEM researcher E. Verdolini presents her FEEM WP on renewable subsidies in Italy
Climate scientists explain the misunderstandings about climate change and the Paris Agreement
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
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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FEEM publishes a new article in Nature Climate Change

With other international leading authors, FEEM reseachers V. Bosetti, G. Marangoni, M. Tavoni published the article “Sensitivity of projected long term CO2 emissions across the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways” in Nature Climate Change. The article is focused on economic growth and energy intensity as the most important determinants of future CO2 emissions across different socio-economic pathways. Moreover, the article analyzes variation in projected long term CO2 emissions mostly driven by future income and energy efficiency. 

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Economic growth and energy intensity are found to be the most important determinants of future CO2 emission across different socio-economic pathways
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.

Watch the video presentation of the paper by Elena Verdolini!

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".

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.

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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

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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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!

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.
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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.

Click here for the videopresentation of the book!

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.

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.

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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.

FEEM at COP22: how might US climate policy change?

The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (#COP22) to the UNFCCC is taking place from 7-18 November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. How might US climate policy change after the new administration takes office in January 2017? FEEM researcher Simone Tagliapietra summarizes three possible scenarios.

Watch the video on the latest from Marrakech by FEEM researcher Simone Tagliapietra!

Read the November 14 2016 article published in The National "Trump has several ways to scuttle US climate pledges"

Have a look at the suggested events @COP22 here!

FEEM at COP22: GCF approves first fast-track National Adaptation Plan grants for Liberia and Nepal

In a side event organized by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), GCF co-chiar Mr. Ewen Mc Donald has announced the approval of the first fast track National Adaptation Plan grants for Liberia and Nepal and the proposal by the first commercial bank accredited by the Green Climate Fund, Deutsche Bank, to contribute to Goal n. 7 - Sustainable Energy for All. FEEM researcher Isabella Alloisio reports on the issue.

Watch the video on the latest from Marrakech by FEEM researcher Isabella Alloisio!

Don't miss the FEEM Policy Seminar on "Was COP22 a real "COP of action"?" on 29 November 2016! 

FEEM at COP22: agreement on draft decision for loss&damage review finally reached in Marrakech

FEEM researcher Elisa Calliari reports on the loss & damage issue associated with climate change impacts under discussion at the 22nd session of the COP22 in Marrakech. Loss & damage is one of the most contentious issues of climate negotiations, and COP22 was mandated by COP19 to review the mechanism to foster understanding, action and support for loss&damage. Shortly after the video was shot, an agreement on a draft decision for the review was finally reached and made publicly available on Nov. 15. It proposes, inter alia, a process to periodically review the Warsaw International Mechanism starting in 2019.
The video was shot in collaboration with Youth Press Agency on Climate Change, Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development. 

Watch the video on the latest from Marrakech by FEEM researcher Elisa Calliari!

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