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introduced by Simone Casalini
From Roman times to the Little Ice Age in the modern era, climate change has had more effect than might be believed, influencing migratory phenomena, the rise and fall of political systems, crises and the adaptation of social and economic systems.
introduced by Maria Luigia Segnana
Green Growth means sustainable development from the environmental point of view. While progress has been made, many would say that the outcome was not up to the expectations. Now, with the COVID-19 crisis, the green growth concept is again high on the agenda in the context of the recovery policies. What have we learned during the past decade? How can we use this knowledge in policy making? What else do we need to know?
organised by GEI – Gruppo Economisti di Impresa
GEI analyses the relationship between sustainable development and business development strategies, providing scientific evidence to promote new industrial policy proposals that can combine environmental and economic sustainability.
Will the new energy and communications technologies be capable of solving the dilemma of balancing protection of the environment and natural resources, economic growth and job creation? Are there good and less good technologies? What is the role of policy promoting research and technological innovation in progress towards a net zero emissions economy, increasingly well-connected and with new ways of organising employment?
introduced by Tonia Mastrobuoni
The first signs of a recovery, expected to be slow, are emerging in Italy, presumably moving towards a new normality. The structural problems of the economy will need to dealt with to support this recovery, with reforms designed to encourage innovation and the growth of human capital, along with a transition towards a more sustainable economy, not just in Italy, also with the contribution of the central banks.
introduced by Dino Pesole
The Kyoto Protocol, with the Carbon Market and its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), became international law in 2005. This was revolutionary work and had it been fully adopted globally, the world’s climate would not be in the precarious position that we find it in today. What is required to transform industry, provide profits and create new jobs, all while solving catastrophic climate change?
introduced by Massimo Gaggi
Life expectancy in the United States has recently fallen for three years in a row—a reversal not seen since 1918 or in any other wealthy nation in modern times. In the past two decades, deaths of despair from suicide, drug overdose, and alcoholism have risen dramatically, and now claim hundreds of thousands of American lives each year—and they’re still rising. Why, for those who used to prosper in America, is capitalism no longer delivering anything?
introduced by Tito Boeri
Even before the arrival of COVID, American lives (and deaths) were dividing, with an educated elite doing well and the majority doing badly. Covid is increasing these pre-existing inequalities and creating new ones everywhere, especially so in in the US. The failure in the management of the pandemics is a byproduct not only of the lack of competence of the Trump administration, but also of the lack of a coherent national strategy in a federal system, where each local authority behaves autonomously causing inequalities and risks for citizens.