Simone Borghesi chaired the Plenary Policy session at the 25th annual conference of EAERE

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Simone Borghesi, Director of FSR Climate and Secretary General of the Policy Outreach Committee (POC) of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), chaired with Jos Delbeke the Plenary Policy Session at the 25th EAERE annual conference. The session entitled “The European Green Deal: prospects and challenges for the future” took place on June 26, 2020, h.10.45-12.15, immediately after the Opening Ceremony. The introductory remarks by Simone Borghesi and Jos Delbeke were followed by the interventions of two guest speakers (Alexander Stubb and Peter Vis) and a roundtable with POC members. 

FSR Climate actively participated to various events at the next EAERE Annual Conference. Beyond the organization and chairing of the Plenary Policy Session, Simone Borghesi was also an invited speaker in two Policy Sessions.

The first session, entitled “EU ETS plus X? Policy needs for industrial decarbonisation in the age of corona” took place on June 25, h.11-13. Invited participants included -beyond Simone Borghesi- Misato Sato (London School of Economics), Olga Chiappinelli (DIW Berlin), Artur Runge-Metzger (European Commission) and Malte Bornkamm (German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy). On this occasion Simone Borghesi gave a presentation entitled “In good company? On the interaction between EU ETS and companion policies in the age of corona” (see slides) which focused on a key issue addressed also in the LIFE DICET project.

The second session, entitled “Trade, Climate Change and Climate Policy: Linkages, Challenges and Research Gaps”, took place on June 26, h.13-14.45, and saw participation of Claire Brunel (American University, US), Fernando Ascensão (CIBIO Research Center, Portugal), Hermann Lotze-Campen (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany) and Aik Hoe Lim (World Trade Organization). The presentation by Simone Borghesi, entitled “The theory of carbon leakage” (see slides), was an occasion to promote the LIFE DICET project as it touched upon one of the topics addressed by the project.

Finally, on June 25 h.9-11, Giulio Galdi, Research Associate for LIFE DICET, chaired the session on “Adaptation and International Cooperation” and presented the paper “Adoption Gaps of Environmental Adaptation Technologies with Public Effects”, joint with Angelo Antoci, Simone Borghesi and Sergio Vergalli (see slides).

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