The Board of Directors of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei has appointed Sabina Ratti as new Executive Director. Sabina Ratti takes over the position from Giuseppe Sammarco. The Board of Directors expresses its thanks and appreciation to Giuseppe Sammarco for his cooperation and for the work carried out during his assignment.
The 2014 global think tank rankings have been released today, and the results for FEEM are worth mentioning. FEEM is indeed among the “Top 150 Think Tanks” worldwide and got a remarkable 33rd place in the “Top 70 Environment Think Tanks” of the 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Rankings. The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), a joint initiative of FEEM and Fondazione Giorgio Cini - in collaboration with the Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC) - ranks 60th in the same category. The CMCC, which benefits from the extensive applied research experience of its consortium members, among whom FEEM, also ranks among the “Top 150 Think Tanks” worldwide and 75th in the non U.S. Top Think Tanks ranking.
In a brief interview granted to Re3, Guido Santini, FAO Technical Officer for Agricultural Water Management and Technical Advisor of the “Food for the Cities” initiative, illustrates the main spheres of action of the FAO Land&Water division, and describes the investment planning tool developed to support countries struggling with water scarcity in agriculture.
FEEM is pleased to announce that Carlo Carraro, coordinator of the “Climate Change and Sustainable Development” Research Program at FEEM, is the new editor of the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (REEP), the most important top-ranked journal in environmental economics, and the first non-North American to be appointed member of the board of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE).
Energy has always been linked to the history of mankind and human development. The publication presented in this review, “Global challenges, integrated solutions: a cooperation matrix against energy poverty”, aims at offering guidelines and proposals to support all the actors involved in the process of improving access to energy.
On January 14, 2015, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Politecnico di Milano and Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca will jointly organise an international Conference on the complex relationship between water and development. Renowned experts and scholars will convene in the framework of the initiatives for the World Water Day to discuss the most urgent topics related to world water resources and use, including demographic trends, energy development and needs,water-energy nexus, climate change and water geostrategic challenges.
A major new global privatization wave is forming. During the three-year period January 2012-November 2014, governments around the world directly or indirectly divested assets worth more than one-half trillion dollars ($544 billion); since January 2009, the global privatization total exceeds $1.1 trillion, far more than any comparable period since Margaret Thatcher launched the modern era of privatization in 1979. Find out more in the newly published 2013-2014 Privatization Barometer Annual Report in partnership with KPMG.
Economic theory today seems frozen in orthodoxy. On the occasion of the reprint of the volume “Le seduzioni economiche di Faust” authored by eminent Italian economist Geminello Alvi, FEEM will host a debate on the state of the art of economic theory at FEEM's premises in Milan on December 18, 2014. After a short introduction by FEEM executive director, Giuseppe Sammarco, the debate will continue with Professor Giulio Sapelli, Danilo Taino (Corriere della Sera) and the author (working language: Italian).
In this week's FEEM seminar Alessandro Tavoni, from LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, sheds light on certain aspects of the climate negotiations' stalemate thanks to insights coming from “Game theory”. The experiment described and analysed today focuses on the dynamics of the negotiation process and on the study of experimental behaviour in a Nash bargaining game, involving a six-player group of subjects representing heterogeneous countries.
Nature Climate Change releases today one of the most comprehensive assessments of the timing and amount of greenhouse gas emissions for each of the world's major economies, considering both currently discussed pledges and scenarios that limit future temperature rise to 2°C. Main key messages of the study led by FEEM are presented in a set of three short videos.
The Think Forward Film Festival, on its 4th run, will take place at FEEM's premises in Venice on December 12 - 13, 2014. The Festival aims to study, discuss, and disseminate climate change as well as the issues related to energy efficiency and renewable energy through both short and feature films. The Think Forward Film Festival is a project of the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), a joint initiative of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and Fondazione Giorgio Cini.