The SEME Division analyses the transition to sustainability, helping identify and evaluate low carbon, sustainable strategies. The approach used is multidisciplinary, with strong use of quantitative methods based on data science, integrated modeling and experimental and behavioral economics.
- Evaluate the low carbon transformation of the energy, land and climate sectors;
- Evaluate behavioural and traditional policy interventions for promoting pro-environmental behavior;
- Assess green innovation and its determinants;
- Study the interplay between various sustainable development goals;
- Identify robust policy strategies to climate risks and uncertainties;
- Identify technological and societal transition pathways;
- Study climate induced migration.
LOCALISED is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme…
Air pollution remains Europe’s top environmental threat to health, as recently reminded…
The Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) and Fondazione…
Internalizing air pollution health-economic impacts into climate policy – a global modelling study
Advances and challenges of life cycle assessment (LCA) of greenhouse gas removal technologies to fight climate changes
Goglio P., Williams A.G., Balta-Ozkan N., Harris N.R.P., Williamson P., Huisingh D., Zhang Z., Tavoni M.
2021, Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 244, 20 January 2020, 118896, DOI: DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118896, web page
Adaptive mitigation strategies hedge against extreme climate futures
Marangoni G., Lamontagne J.R., Quinn J.D., Reed P.M., Keller K.
2021, Climatic Change, 166, Article number: 37 (2021), DOI: DOI: 10.1007/s10584-021-03132-x, web page
FASST(R) is a source receptor model, an R version of the reduced-form…
WITCH (World Induced Technical Change Hybrid) is an integrated assessment model designed…
We examine pathways of transition of the economic, environmental and technological systems. We develop and use complex models that integrate sectors and systems and delineate the key strategies compatible with climate stabilization. We carry out empirical work on the efficacy of climate policies around the world.
We assess the behavioural elements that affect individuals, corporations and institutions in the realm of environmental choices. We evaluate energy efficiency and low carbon programmes of industries and governments, both in developed and developing countries, through randomized controlled trials.
Leader: Giovanna d’Adda
We identify innovation and technological pathways, strategies and policies for the low-carbon transition; we analyse the mechanisms and the role of specific policies and technological disruptions in fostering or hindering the transition toward low carbon development.
Leader: Elena Verdolini
RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment leverages two leading international centers for economic and environmental research: Resources for the Future – RFF, Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change – CMCC.