Climate and Sustainable Innovation

The primary focus of the research program on 'Climate and Sustainable Innovation - CSI’ is the transition to a sustainable global economic system.

The transition process involves the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the management of local pollution, innovation and technological change, and the use of renewable and non-renewable resources. These issues are assessed from an economic perspective, and they are addressed within a framework of economic and public policy analysis.

In these fields FEEM builds upon twenty years of cutting-edge research. FEEM has achieved a leading position at the international level in the study of the economic impact of climate change through the in-house development and application of several methodologies for the economic analysis of climate and energy policies.

Other important goals of this program are: research for scientific progress, support to policy and participation in the public debate.

The CSI program has an integrated and interdisciplinary approach. It pursues its goals with methodological rigor to study the different aspects of the economic and environmental transition.

The program focuses on the following research areas:

  • integrated assessment of climate, energy and environmental policies: elaboration of integrated modeling tools for environmental assessment with a strong economic component to answer key environmental policy issues.
  • data driven quantification of clean energy innovation: studies for the quantification of innovation for energy saving and low impact energy technologies.
  • risk and uncertainty: analysis of the role of risk and uncertainty on environmental and climate policy making.
  • behavioural science for energy and the environment: assessment of the behavioural elements which affect the decisions of individuals, corporations and institutions in the realm of environmental choices.

The CSI research team is composed of researchers with different kinds of expertise, ranging from  economics, to statistics, science and engineering.

Ongoing Projects
Green Infrastructures for disaster risk reduction protection: evidence, policy instruments and marketability - GREEN
Research project Ongoing Project
January 2017 / December 2018
Green Infrastructures for disaster risk reduction protection: evidence, policy instruments and marketability - GREEN
Synergies and trade offs between air pollution and climate change - AIR QUALITY
Research project Ongoing Project
January 2018 / December 2018
Synergies and trade offs between air pollution and climate change - AIR QUALITY
CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange costs - COACCH
Research project Ongoing Project
December 2017 / May 2021
CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange costs - COACCH
Impacts of climate change on real and financial economy - ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL STABILITY
Research project Ongoing Project
January 2018 / December 2018
Impacts of climate change on real and financial economy - ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL STABILITY
Modelling of national greenhouse-gas emission mitigation policies and the relationship with global low emission pathways – COMMIT
Research project Ongoing Project
December 2017 / June 2020
Modelling of national greenhouse-gas emission mitigation policies and the relationship with global low emission pathways – COMMIT
Global inequality and climate change impacts and solutions - INEQUALITY
Research project Ongoing Project
January 2018 / December 2018
Global inequality and climate change impacts and solutions - INEQUALITY
International cooperation on green innovation and mitigation strategy - COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION
Research project Ongoing Project
January 2018 / December 2018
International cooperation on green innovation and mitigation strategy - COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION
DialoguE on European Decarbonisation Strategies - DEEDS
Research project Ongoing Project
October 2017 / September 2020
DialoguE on European Decarbonisation Strategies - DEEDS
Framework contract for the provisions of services in the area of evaluation, analysis, support to impact assessments and implementation of climate change policies – FC CLIMA
Research project Ongoing Project
March 2016 / February 2020
Framework contract for the provisions of services in the area of evaluation, analysis, support to impact assessments and implementation of climate change policies – FC CLIMA
Modeling the European power sector evolution: low-carbon generation technologies (renewables, CCS, nuclear), the electric infrastructure and their role in the EU leadership in climate policy - MERCURY
Research project Ongoing Project
January 2017 / January 2019
Modeling the European power sector evolution: low-carbon generation technologies (renewables, CCS, nuclear), the electric infrastructure and their role in the EU leadership in climate policy - MERCURY
Developing a robust decision making framework for climate change policy under uncertainty - ROBUST POLICY
Research project Ongoing Project
September 2016 / September 2018
Developing a robust decision making framework for climate change policy under uncertainty - ROBUST POLICY
Breaking the cycle: reducing non-payment for electricity-experimental evidence from Pakistan - IGC
Research project Ongoing Project
September 2016 / September 2018
Breaking the cycle: reducing non-payment for electricity-experimental evidence from Pakistan - IGC
Global Excellence in Modelling of Climate and Energy — GEMCLIME
Research project Ongoing Project
October 2016 / September 2020
Global Excellence in Modelling of Climate and Energy — GEMCLIME
Droughts and Water Scarcity in the EU: Economic Impact, Adaptation, Policy Implications and Integrated Assessment Modelling - WATER DROP
Research project Ongoing Project
October 2016 / September 2018
Droughts and Water Scarcity in the EU: Economic Impact, Adaptation, Policy Implications and Integrated Assessment Modelling - WATER DROP
Psychological, social and financial barriers to energy efficiency - PENNY
Research project Ongoing Project
September 2016 / August 2019
Psychological, social and financial barriers to energy efficiency - PENNY
Related areas
Behavioural science for energy and the environment
This research area assesses the behavioural elements which affect the decisions of individuals, corporations and institutions in the realm of environmental choices....
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Risk and uncertainty
This research area analyses the role of risk and uncertainty on environmental and climate policy making....
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Data driven quantification of clean energy innovation
This research area studies the quantification of innovation for energy saving and low impact energy technologies....
Read more
Integrated assessment of climate, energy and environmental policies
This research area elaborates integrated modeling tools for environmental assessment with a strong economic component to answer key environmental policy issues....
Read more
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