Supported Events

FSR Climate Annual Conference on the Economic Assessment of European Climate Policies 2024


The Climate Area of the Florence School of Regulation (FSR) is pleased to announce its 10th Annual Conference on the Economic Assessment of European Climate Policies to take place at the European University Institute in Florence on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 November 2024.

The conference will include a keynote speech, a policy session, parallel sessions, and plenary speeches focusing on carbon pricing and energy transition and will be chaired by Simone Borghesi, Director of the FSR Climate, Deputy Rector for International Relationships at the University of Siena and President of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE).

Call for papers
For this special 10th edition, applicants are warmly invited to submit papers focusing on:

  • Carbon pricing, emissions trading and environmental taxation,
  • Energy transition, energy efficiency and renewable energy,
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Authors may send their submissions, including title, abstract and full text, in PDF format to by Tuesday, 24 September.

Further information is available here.

Policy Outreach Events

Environment, Resources, and Cooperation in the Mediterranean – Vision Pontignano Conference on the Future of Europe 2024

The EAERE Policy Outreach Committee event “Environment, Resources, and Cooperation in the Mediterranean“, co-organised by Vision – Crafting the Future and University of Siena, will take place on  September 13, 2024 at 15:30 CEST in PontignanoSiena (Italy).

The event is framed within the Vision Pontignano Conference on the Future of Europe 2024.

Concept Note

Political borders and unions offer unparalleled opportunities for robust, integrated climate policy. The EU’s Green Deal, a suite of ambitious, largely binding, climate legislation is a prime example of this. However, they also artificially restrict the field of cooperation to within specific borders, a risky limitation in the face of notoriously cross-border climate impacts.

The EU’s Southern border with the Mediterranean is as relevant for climate futures as its Northern border with the Arctic, additionally layered with the social complexities of climate change, including resource conflicts, migration, energy access, and climate disasters.

Environmental policy cooperation in the Mediterranean is nothing short of pivotal: 18% of the world’s marine species live in the Mediterranean, despite it constituting only 1% of global marine surface; entire economies rely on increasingly unsustainable tourism and on the assumed stability of agricultural production such as olive oil; infrastructural failures are subjecting communities north and south of the sea to floods; waste exports exploit vulnerable areas; and conflicts over water sources are at our doorstep.

In the face of this, building on a rich history of Mediterranean cooperation and diversity, and on environmental economics cooperation around the world, we see ample scope for sustainable collective environmental progress. The University of Siena and Vision have long supported Mediterranean cooperation in research and development, most notably in Prime Minister Prodi’s advocacy of a Mediterranean University, and they are honoured to support missions in this direction.

Furthermore, the University of Siena’s participation in the PNRR AGRITECH project drives cooperation in sustainable agrifood, complementing its presidency of PRIMA (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean) and hosting SDSN (Sustainable Development Solutions Network) Mediterranean.

The speakers on this panel draw on their extensive expertise and work in Mediterranean climate policy to discuss the main challenges to be addressed in the future for the economic, environmental and social sustainability of the Mediterranean area. The event will also be the opportunity to promote MEDAERE, Mediterranean Association for Cooperation on Environment and Resource Economics that intends to complement and extend beyond the European borders the activities of EAERE, creating a network among the numerous scholars working in this field.


Simone Borghesi, Vice Rector for International Relations of the University of Siena, Director of the Florence School of Regulation (FSR) Climate at the European University Institute, and President of EAERE


  • Marcello Scalisi, Director of the Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED)
  • Angelo Riccaboni, President of the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)
  • Carmen Arguedas, President of the Spanish-Portuguese Association of Natural and Environmental Resource Economics (AERNA)
  • Raja Chakir, Steering Committee of the French Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (FAERE)
  • Valeria Costantini, President of the Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (IAERE)
Supported Events

Summer School in European Environmental Taxation and Policies 2.0 (EU-SUSEET)

The Summer School in European Environmental Taxation and Policies 2.0 (EU-SUSEET) is organised in the framework of a Jean Monnet Module funded by the European Commission and has been designed to provide participants with suitable expertise on environmental taxation and policies, useful both for the construction of an academic career and for a professional one, contributing to the creation of a new generation of European environmental tax lawyers and economists. It will provide the occasion for participants from all over the world discuss with eminent professors and experts working in these fields.

Keynote speakers

  • Simone Borghesi, European University Institute, University of Siena and EAERE President
  • Paul Ekins, UCL
  • Susanne Åkerfeldt, Swedish Ministry of Finance and World Bank
  • Stephen White, Strategy, Better Regulation and Economic Analysis Unit, DG Environment
  • Veronica Manfredi, ‘Zero Pollution’, DG Environment

Check the School’s leaflet for more details.

Supported Events

25th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET)

The 25th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET), organised by Stellenbosch University’s Business School, will be held on 18-20 September 2024 at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) in Stellenbosch, which is situated near Cape Town (South Africa).

The 2024 edition, entitled “Towards a just energy transition – perspectives from the North and South” is to be held for the first time on the African continent. It provides an ideal global platform to foster participatory and inclusive climate change dialogue between the Global North and South, especially at a time when, as the IPCC 2022 report notes, “humanity is at a crossroads”. The use of environmental taxation and other market-based instruments is critical in achieving a just energy transition, particularly in development contexts.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Saliem Fakir, African Climate Change Foundation
  • Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmad, Federal Board of Revenue, Pakistan
  • Nthabiseng Moleko, Stellenbosch University Business School
  • Karen Bosman, Wesgro, South Africa

For more information, check the Conference website here.

Annual Conferences

WCERE 2026

Local Organising Committee Chair: Maria Antonieta Cunha e Sá

Programme Committee:

  • Maria Antonieta Cunha e Sá (Nova SBE) – Co-Chair
  • Simone Borghesi (EAERE) – Co-Chair
  • Akao Ken-Ichi (AAERE)
  • Randall Walsh (AERE)
  • Selma Karuaihe (AFAERE)
  • Marcelo Caffera (LAERE)