The workshop is co-organized by FEEM in the framework of the EAERE FEEM VIU Summer School 2016. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 3.00 p.m. in Venice.
The workshop aims at analyzing the application of the new discoveries of the behavioral economics and of the social psychology to the case of environmental behavior and of the energy savings. This workshop is organized within the project COBHAM: "The role of consumer behaviour and heterogeneity in the integrated assessment of energy and climate policies", a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant funded by the European Union.
When induced to behave altruistically, are you going to be more or less pro-social afterwards? In this FEEM working paper, Giovanna d’Adda, Valerio Capraro and Massimo Tavoni find out using online experiments with economic games.
"How persistent is altruism, and what is the best way to promote altruistic behaviour? This paper seeks to answer this question using a large online experiment with more than 3000 people. We show that traditional policy instruments do a better job than 'nudges' in inducing altruism and in maintaining it over time."
The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), a joint initiative of FEEM and Fondazione Giorgio Cini, has published the results of the 2015 edition of the Climate Think Tank Ranking. This edition of the ranking assessed 240 non-University affiliated think tanks, specialized in the field of climate change economics and policy, figuring in the Think Tank Map observatory, a platform whose aim is to provide a complete overview of every active think tank in the field of climate change economics and policy.
On June, 2016 FEEM has published an article on the scientific journal "Nature Energy". Massimo Tavoni, "Mitigation, Innovation and Transformation Pathways" FEEM Research Programme Coordinator and Giacomo Marangoni, FEEM researcher, are co-authors of the article "Comparison and Interactions between the Long-term Pursuit of Energy Independence and Climate Policies". The article explored how policies focused on energy security would affect greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, the article is the outcome of a research project led by FEEM named LIMITS, sponsored by the European Commission.
The aim of the ICCG VideoLecture Series on “Climate Finance” thanks to the involvement of experts to discuss the most relevant topics in the field, is to demonstrate the extent to which changing finance is pivotal to the finance change required by the Climate Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The first lecture, given by Barbara Buchner, Executive Director, Climate Policy Initiative, explores the influence of the Paris Agreement on the climate finance agenda.
The 2016 Best Climate Practices contest, an initiative by ICCG of FEEM, on “Expanding access to climate financing” enters the voting stage. Help us find the best climate practice of 2016!
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