Climate Change

The accumulation of large amounts of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere is raising the global temperature and transforming climate patterns, with negative and potentially irreversible implications for ecological, social and economic stability worldwide. Climate change is a global challenge that does not respect national borders. It requires solutions that need to be coordinated at the international level to help countries move toward low-carbon economies and successfully adapt to unavoidable impacts, while pursuing a development which is sustainable and equitable.

FEEM develops and applies innovative modeling tools and instruments to analyse the costs and benefits of solution-oriented approaches to mitigation policies. The aim is to limit or prevent greenhouse gas emissions and enhance activities that remove them from the atmosphere. The main economic sectors are taken into account, both in a near-term and in a long-term perspective. The sectors include energy, transport, industry, agriculture, forestry, waste management. The analysis also covers social factors such as behavioral mechanisms. 

FEEM also generates analytical insights and models to assess the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change, negative and positive consequences of climate change, and options for adapting to it. It also takes into consideration the inter-relationship between vulnerability, adaptation and sustainable development. The assessed information is considered by sectors (water resources; ecosystems; food & forests; coastal systems; industry; human health) and regions.

Initiative on Climate Change policy and Governance (ICCG)

ICCG was founded in 2009 as a joint initiative of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and Fondazione Giorgio Cini, named “International Center for Climate Governance”. In 2017, ICCG became a FEEM international dissemination project with a new name, Initiative on Climate Change policy and Governance, and continues to focus its activities on the design of climate policy and related governance issues.

The ICCG’s mission is to disseminate scientifically-based, socio-economic research in the fields of climate change mitigation and adaptation to policymakers, business leaders, academics and the general public. It seeks to achieve this at the local, national and international levels through interdisciplinary activities as well as through the production of climate and energy policy analyses and definitions of optimal governance models for climate change management.

Find out more on the ICCG web site!

Synergies and trade offs between air pollution and climate change - AIR QUALITY
Research project
January 2018 / December 2018
Synergies and trade offs between air pollution and climate change - AIR QUALITY
Impacts of climate change on real and financial economy - ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL STABILITY
Research project
January 2018 / December 2018
Impacts of climate change on real and financial economy - ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL STABILITY
Global inequality and climate change impacts and solutions - INEQUALITY
Research 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
January 2018 / December 2018
International cooperation on green innovation and mitigation strategy - COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION
CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange costs - COACCH
Research project
December 2017 / May 2021
CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange costs - COACCH
Modelling of national greenhouse-gas emission mitigation policies and the relationship with global low emission pathways – COMMIT
Research project
December 2017 / June 2020
Modelling of national greenhouse-gas emission mitigation policies and the relationship with global low emission pathways – COMMIT
DialoguE on European Decarbonisation Strategies - DEEDS
Research project
October 2017 / September 2020
DialoguE on European Decarbonisation Strategies - DEEDS
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
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
Psychological, social and financial barriers to energy efficiency - PENNY
Research project
September 2016 / August 2019
Psychological, social and financial barriers to energy efficiency - PENNY
Developing a robust decision making framework for climate change policy under uncertainty - ROBUST POLICY
Research project
September 2016 / September 2018
Developing a robust decision making framework for climate change policy under uncertainty - ROBUST POLICY
Global Excellence in Modelling of Climate and Energy — GEMCLIME
Research project
October 2016 / September 2020
Global Excellence in Modelling of Climate and Energy — GEMCLIME
Green Infrastructures for disaster risk reduction protection: evidence, policy instruments and marketability - GREEN
Research project
January 2017 / December 2018
Green Infrastructures for disaster risk reduction protection: evidence, policy instruments and marketability - GREEN
Assessment, Projections and Policy of Sustainable Development Goals - APPS
Research project
January 2015 / December 2017
Assessment, Projections and Policy of Sustainable Development Goals - APPS
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