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introduced by Eleonora Broccardo
Climate change represents a significant source of systemic risk, with the potential to destabilise the normal operation of the markets, the financial sector and the real economy. The more we delay the transition to a sustainable economy, the greater the possible consequences will be.
introduced by Massimiliano Vatiero
There is broad scientific consensus that the global climate is changing, and that this is a result of human activities. There is also a rather broad political consensus, by now deeply rooted in our populations, that we need to intervene: we need to decrease our emissions of greenhouse gases. But how to induce our economies to curb emissions is much less clear. Economics offers tools to help the world in this respect: economists have systematic methods for comparing different policy paths, because - by design - our science is about understanding how economies respond to policy interventions. This lecture discusses what economists have contributed so far to fulfill this important task, along with some promising avenues for further research.
A meeting to analyse the development of electric cars in Italia and outline scenarios for the coming years, taking into account technological innovation, planning of infrastructures, accessibility for consumers and environmental protection.
How can finance contribute towards promoting a more sustainable economy? Do the ESG (environmental, social & governance) indicators for investment represent an effective alternative for directing the economy towards more sustainable activities? What role could be played by the European Commission’s “Action Plan on Sustainable Finance”, which aims to mobilise the world of finance to promote sustainable growth?
coordinated by Paola Pica
There is new awareness of environmental problems, but at the same time the need to recover the ground lost may induce governments to put environmental issues aside. A dialogue over the challenges facing environmental and economic policies in the years to come.
coordinated by Elisa Dossi
With the Recovery Fund, Brussels has made 209 billion euro available to the government to finance a recovery plan for Italy, partly in the form of non-repayable grants and partly as a loan. What is the most beneficial strategy for getting the country going again? What obstacles could prevent it from being fully effective? The Minister for European Affairs, Vincenzo Amendola, and the economist Roberto Perotti discuss the issues.
introduced by Paolo Micheletto
The bad news for 2019 is the U-turn by China, which after having been a leader in solar energy, has cut back heavily on its investment in renewable forms of energy. Faced with a slowdown in growth, Xi Jinping has not hesitated to resurrect “carbon capitalism”. The information is official, and terrifying.
The EconoMia competition rewards 20 high school students who offered the best written analysis of this year's themes. The winners will attend all events of the Festival, thus learning more about a major issue in contemporary economics.
organised by INET
The world automobile industry is in crisis. Not only are there too many producers, but deep changes in production methods associated with the shift to greener forms of transportation make many current industrial processes and forms of working obsolete. How the world and individual countries will cope with these changes is very much an open question and is the subject of this panel.
coordinated by Tonia Mastrobuoni
With the “European Green Deal” the European Commission has promoted an ambitious project, putting Europe at the cutting edge of environmental policy: the circular economy, energy transition, urban regeneration, sustainable tourism and agriculture etc. The Covid emergency has reinforced European solidarity, but the political, economic and cultural questions dividing EU countries remain: how can these be handled in the fairest and most effective way?