Policy Outreach Events

Resilient Economies and Institutions to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change

The 14th edition of The State of the Union will take place in Florence last  23 and 24 May 2024. This year, the conference will have a special emphasis on the core themes of democracy and the rule of law, the digital and green transition, the future enlargements of the European Union, all of which will play a crucial role in the run-up to the European elections in June 2024.

A policy session on “Resilient economies and institutions to mitigate and adapt to climate change” is jointly organised by FSR Climate and the EAERE Policy Outreach Committee.  The frequency of natural disasters due to climate change is increasing, and institutions across different geographic areas are not equally ready to cope with such events. In fact, the lack of adequate institutional responses is likely to exacerbate the consequences of these events. Making the EU and developing countries better able to cope with the devastating consequences of climate change requires an articulated policy mix around carbon price, and resilient and reactive institutions and processes. Many economical, political and social lessons can be drawn from the recent health and war crises but also natural disasters.

This panel will explore feasible manners to enhance resiliency to climate change pursuing the European Green Deal agenda, taking in consideration the climate mitigation policies. It will also address how to better prepare agriculture, biodiversity, the health system and our economies in general to cope with climate change and how to protect the most vulnerable populations in developing countries and in Europe.


  • Simone Borghesi, EAERE President and Director of the Florence School of Regulation – Climate, EUI
  • Fabrizia Mealli, Professor of EconometricsEuropean University Institute, EU


  • Hans-Martin Füssel, Climate Change Adaptation Expert, European Environment Agency (EEA)
  • Shonali Pachauri, Research group leader, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • Massamba Thioye, Project Executive UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub, UN Climate Change Secretariat
  • Mira Manini Tiwari, Research Associate, RSCAS, EUI


The 10SEEDS Tour celebrates the first decade of the inter-university research centre with a series of seminars among all University partners. Sustainability Environmental Economics and Dynamics Studies (SEEDS) is an inter-university research centre. It develops research and higher education projects in the fields of ecological and environmental economics, with a special focus on the role of policy and innovation.

To celebrate this milestone, the University of Urbino Carlo Bo proposes series of lunch seminars organised by the young researchers of the Department of Economics, Society, Politics (DESP) open to PhD students and post-doc researchers from all the Universities and Research Centres around the world.


7 May 2024 “Natural Disasters” – 1PM-2PM

  • Lorenzo Ciulla (University of Florence) “Comprehensive Impact Of Hydrogeological Disasters On The Economy, Well-Being, And Business: A Provincial-Level Analysis In Italy
  • Giulia Gadani (GREGED and Sant’Anna School for Advanced Studies) “The impact of storms on regional economic growth

14 May 2024 “Food and Health”- 1PM-2PM

  • Elena Benedetti (University of Bologna) “Lockdowns, economic shocks and environmental sustainability of the food basket
  • Giulia Martinelli (Gran Sasso Science Institute) “Some (don’t) Like it Hot. Persistent High Temperatures Increase Depression and Anxiety

21 May 2024 “Trade Policy”- 1PM-2PM

  • Marco Compagnoni (University of Milano Bicocca) “Extended Producer Responsibility and Trade Flows in Waste: The Case of Batteries
  • Dana Ghandour (Concordia University) “Harmonizing Environmental and Trade Policies: The Effects of Environmental Damage Heterogeneity in an Endogenous Framework

28 May 2024 “Africa and Conflicts”- 1PM-2PM

  • Mariagrazia D’Angeli (Roma Tre University) “Carbon border adjustments or climate clubs: impacts on African agricultural sectors under different cooperative scenarios
  • Else-Marie Van Den Herik (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) “Minerals on the Move: Mineral Trade and Armed Conflict in Eastern Congo

More information and links to online participation here


PSE Summer School on Climate Change: The Social cost of carbon, impacts, risk, and adaptation policies

Since 2018 PSE organises a summer school in Climate Change Economics aimed at PhD students as well as professionals working in international organizations and national institutions on economic analysis of climate change. The 2024 programme features Maximilian Auffhammer (UC Berkeley) as guest professor and the PSE faculty are Marc Fleurbaey, Matthew Gordon, François Libois, Katrin Millock, Hélène Ollivier, and Stéphane Zuber. The information on the detailed course programme and application procedure can be found here

Supported Events

8th IAERE School on “Natural hazards, human disasters: economics and policy of extreme events”

The Department of Economics of the University of Roma Tre and the Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (IAERE) are thrilled to announce the 8th edition of the IAERE School on “Natural hazards, human disasters: economics and policy of extreme events”.

The School will be held on September 23-27, 2024 at the Department of Economics of the University of Roma Tre. The School will be organized in 7 teaching modules and 2 lab sessions. A roundtable with invited speakers and open discussion will conclude the School.

The School will also offer the opportunity to students to present a research proposal. The best proposal will be awarded with a scholarship for a research-visiting period abroad.


In recent times, climate-related extreme events such as hurricanes, floods and droughts have become more frequent and call for a timely and effective responses by both central and local administrators. In fact, despite improvements in early warning systems and post-disaster recovery measures, extreme events still have devastating impacts on societies and take a huge toll in terms of casualties, material deprivation, productivity and altered power relations. The aim of the Summer School is to explore the economic analysis of risk assessment and warning systems, discuss planning and recovery strategies to mitigate, prepare for, and respond to natural hazards, and provide an in-depth inquiry into successful adaptation strategies for reducing the negative impacts of climate-related extreme events.


Stefano Clò (University of Firenze)

Robert Elliott (University of Birmingham)

Loureiro Garcia Maria Luz (University of Santiago de Compostela)

Ilan Noy (Gran Sasso Science Institute)

Mariagrazia D’Angeli (University of Roma Tre)

Elisa Palagi (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies)

TARGET Graduate students, PhD candidates, and working professionals from any university, research institute, or other organization (private companies, government agencies, NGOs) with an interest in environmental issues and ability to read and write fluently in English. Advanced undergraduates will also be considered. The minimum number of students for the activation of the program in person is 15. The maximum number is 50. Participation to School will be in person.


Elena Paglialunga (Coordinator), Mariagrazia D’Angeli, Elina De Simone, Martina Farinelli, Mara Giua, Martina Mancini, Enrico Marvasi, Francesco Salustri, Luca Spinesi.



MedCLIVAR-SISC 2024 Conference

The MedCLIVAR Network and the Italian Society for Climate Sciences (SISC) are delighted to invite you to participate in the MedCLIVAR-SISC 2024 Conference from 24 to 27 September 2024 at the University of Salento, Lecce, Italy.

The event is jointly organized by the University of Salento, SISC and the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC) as the 7th MedCLIVAR and the 12th SISC Conference.

Information on the conference organization, sessions and important dates are available at Conference website.

Registration with the MedCLIVAR network is recommended to receive updated information on the progress of conference organization.

The conference is planned to be organized with the physical presence of the participants.
Abstract submission is from 15 April to 17 June 2024.

You are required to open an account at the conference website in order to submit an abstract. The abstract submission form will be available in your personal webpage in the conference website.