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FEEM is pleased to announce that Prof. Carlo Carraro has been elected President of EAERE at the latest EAERE Elections 2015. His two-year presidential term will begin in January 2018. He will serve as President-Elect in 2016 and 2017 and for other two years as Past-President, at the end of the presidential term.

Prof. Carlo Carraro's Presentation as Candidate

"I have been working for the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists since its foundation in 1989.  I  organized  its  first  Annual  Conference  in  Venice  in  1991  and  the  first  World  Congress  of Environmental  and Resource Economists again in Venice in  1998. I have been a  member of the EAERE  Board  from  2002 to  2003 and  I organized two Summer Schools in 2000 and in 2002. I know EAERE and many of its  members very well and I realize the  potential  of  the  Association  in  promoting  environmental  and  resource  economics  as  a  major  research  field  in economics, certainly increasingly important in all economic debates.
Being the  editor of the Review of  Environmental Economics and Policy (REEP), I am also a  member of the Board of AERE,  the US-based Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.  This  membership is one of  the  reasons why I accepted to be a  candidate  for President of EAERE: I believe that  EAERE can further  strengthen its impact by developing joint initiatives with AERE, thus  increasing its visibility among US universities, institutions and journals. As a  President  of  EAERE  I  would  be  able  to  promote  new  cooperation,  events  and  publications  that  will  help  EAERE members to enhance their academic reputation and their international network.
I have been  the  President of  the  University of Venice  for  five  years.  Now I  can  contribute  to EAERE my  managerial experience in addition to my knowledge of the academic world and my involvement in many research projects. This will help both to effectively manage the EAERE budget and to raise funds to give young European talents, as well as colleagues from developing countries, the possibility to attend our meetings and schools. I am also in the board of several international organizations and academic institutions. This gives me the chance to promote EAERE as the focal point of research on climate, the environment and natural  resources, thus increasing its relevance in the EU policy process. What all of us do cannot be confined to universities and research centers: we must enhance our impact on policy  processes in Europe.
As a President, I would work to strengthen EAERE, its  job market, the training opportunities that it provides, and its visibility in  the busines s world. I would also  work to  extend  collaboration also  to  Asian, Latin  America n and  African Associations, to create a wider community of researchers whose interactions can further improve our understanding of crucial environmental and  natural resource is sues. Finally, I would work to improve all existing initiatives, starting from the Annual conference and the Summer School, and to develop new  ones to give EAERE members better tools to share knowledge and to raise funds for their  research."

Carlo  Carraro is  Professor  of  Environmental  Economics  at  Ca’   Foscari  University  of  Venice.  He  holds  a  Ph.D.  from Princeton  University.  He  has  been  President  of  the  University  of  Venice  from  2009  to  2014  and  Director  of  the Department of Economics from 2005 to 2008. In 2008 he has been Vice-Chair of the Working Group III and Member of the Bureau of the Nobel Laureate Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He served as Lead Author of the IPCC for AR 2 and AR 3, and as Review Editor for AR 5.  In October 2015 he has been re-elected Vice Chair of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III. He  is  Scientific Director of the Fondazione  Eni  Enrico  Mattei  (FEEM),  Executive  Board  member  of  the  Euro  Mediterranean  Center  for  Climate  Change  (CMCC) and  Director  of  the  International  Centre  for  Climate Change. He  Co-Chairs  the  Green  Growth  Knowledge  Platform  Advisory  Committee,  an  initiative  of  the World Bank, UNEP and the OECD. He  is  also a member  of the  Scientific Committee  of:  the  Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP) and of the  Ifo  Institute  for  Economic  Research,  Munich.  He  is  a   research  fellow  of  the  CEPR  (Center  for  Economic  Policy Research), London, and CESifo (Center of Economic Studies), Munich, and Associate Research Fellow, CEPS (Center of Economic Policy Studies), Brussels. He is member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists  (AERE),  of  the Italian  Society of  Climate  Sciences (SISC),  and  of  the  National  School  of  Public Administration (SNA).
He has published more than 30 books and more than 200 articles on several economic, energy and environmental issues,and  he  is  the  Editor  in  Chief  of  the  Review  of  Environmental  Economics  and  Policy,  one of  the top 5 journals in environmental studies and one of the top 20 among economics journals.

EAERE 2015 Elections Results