Green technology and eco-efficient firms as an opportunity to promote financial de-risking

Core engines of innovation, growth, job creation and social cohesion in high-income and emerging economies, as well as low-income developing countries. How to support low-carbon and environmental small, medium and micro-sized enterprises? Three recommendations that will ensure that the G20 can promote the financing of the transition towards sustainability and resilience by leveraging low-carbon innovation, from a study recently published on Economics. Among the authors, CMCC researcher Elena Verdolini […]

Low-carbon energy finance: new insights for modelers and policy makers

Many studies analyze the innovation, diffusion, and cost developments of low-carbon energy technologies, but little research is dedicated to analyzing the financing dynamics of these technologies. Prof. Dr. Tobias S Schmidt and Dr. Bjarne Steffen of Energy Politics Group – ETH Zurich explored this issue while highlighting research results and their implications. Watch the video […]

How can governments foster sustainable innovation?

Human innovations created widespread human prosperity. However, they are also threatening the global environmental systems on which our economy and civilization depend. The likely solutions to these challenges will require yet more innovation: 3 policy proposals that would support more innovation of the environmentally beneficial kind […]

CO2 emissions: future income and energy efficiency as key drivers

How to combine economic growth and sustainability? The answers of a study published on Nature Climate Change, with the CMCC contribution by Giacomo Marangoni, Massimo Tavoni and Valentina Bosetti […]

Climate Change: A Good Investment

It is economically attractive, the benefits outweigh the costs, and mitigation could be defined as a development challenge. The outcomes of an international project on mitigation in South East Asia promoted by Asian Development Bank with scientific support of CMCC Foundation. […]

Paris agreement: key points and future prospects

December 12, 2015 has taken its place in the history of the fight against climate change as the date on which 195 countries succeeded in finding a common agreement for reducing anthropogenic emissions and handling the impacts of rising global temperature. Is it really a success? Carlo Carraro comments the outcomes of the COP21 in an article from his blog […]

Global technology for climate policy strategies

An inter-comparison of 18 energy-economy and integrated assessment models. The importance of individual mitigation options such as energy intensity improvements, carbon capture and storage (CCS), nuclear power, solar and wind power and bioenergy. All the results from the Stanford Energy Modeling Forum Study 27, in a paper on Climatic Change […]

Innovation Benefits from Nuclear Phase-out, online on Climatic Change

The study “Innovation benefits from nuclear phase-out: can they compensate the costs?
” by CMCC researchers E. De Cian, S. Carrara and M. Tavoni […]

Technology spillovers embodied in international trade

A dynamic CGE model to investigate the relation between trade, technology, and the environment. All the details in a new research paper by CMCC

Towards the 7th Environmental Action Programme

The EU Parliament compelled to approve an ambitious environmental agenda, while Italy presented the new National emission reduction Plan for 2020. Latest from Climate Policy News […]

The year of green investments

According to a short report just released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, investments in clean energy hit new record in 2011. All the details in the second issue of Climate Policy News […]