2015 AERE Awards Program: Carlo Carraro appointed as Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

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Prof. Carlo Carraro, Executive Board Member of CMCC Foundation, ICCG Director and FEEM Scientific Director, has been appointed as Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE).

Instituted in 2005, the AERE Fellows Program recognizes outstanding contributions to the field by members of the association. The Awardees have demonstrated a significant contribution to the advancement of the profession of environmental and resource economics. Prof. Carraro is the first European economist to have been selected for this significant recognition.

The Awards were announced on June 11, 2016 at the AERE Summer Conference (Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center, Breckenridge, Colorado).

On behalf of AERE, Carlo Carraro has served as a member of the Board of Directors, and as Chair of the Selection Committee for the World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists (WCERE) in 2006, 2010, and 2014. He served as Co-Editor of AERE’s Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (REEP) and now serves as its editor-in-chief, working to keep REEP among the top 5 journals in environmental studies and the top 20 journals in economics.

This recognition added to the one received in May: Prof. Carraro has recently been nominated among the experts of the Natural Capital Committee of the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS).

The Committee promotes the adoption of environmental accounting systems and drafting of environmental balances by local authorities for the purpose of monitoring and reporting the implementation, efficacy and efficiency of the environmental policies and activities carried out by the body for environmental protection, the state of the environment and natural capital. The Committee annually sends the President of the Council of Ministers and the Minister of Economy and Finance a report on the state of the Country’s natural capital, including the assessments of the effects of public policies on the natural capital and ecosystem services.

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