Science-Policy-Business Interface

Free thoughts on the future

Local Organisers: Sergio Vergalli, Marta Castellini, Ilenia Romani

In the context of the EAERE Webinars on Science-Policy-Business Interface, on the 21st of July, 2022, University of Brescia and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei will host the event “Free thoughts on the future”. A double panel of international speakers from academia and businesses will discuss their expectations and hopes on the future evolution of the economy, ranging from issues related to sustainability, energy transition and environmental and climate policies, with the aim to unify their visions in common actions and possible solutions. The event will be moderated by Professor Sergio Vergalli (University of Brescia and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei).


Welcome address – Sergio Vergalli, University of Brescia, Department of Economics and Management, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Modelling the Energy Transition Research Area
Francesco Castelli, Deputy Rector and Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Brescia

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: First discussion panel

Paul Ekins, Professor of Resources and Environment Policy, University College London
Maurizio Fusato, CEO, Presider SpA, Feralpi Group
Phoebe Koundouri, EAERE President, Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business, Professor at Denmark Technical University
Alessandro Varesio – CFO, Acque Bresciane

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Second discussion panel

Roberto De Miranda- Executive Committee Member, ORI Martin
Claudia Kemfert, Professor and Head of the department Energy, Transportation, Environment at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University and President of UN SDSN
Robert Stavins – Professor of Energy and Economic Development, Harvard University
Paolo Streparava, CEO, Streparava SpA

How to participate

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.

Register for in-person participation
Register for remote participation

Watch the video recording of the event here

EAERE promotes a series of webinars entitled ‘EAERE Webinars on Science-Policy-Business Interface’. The platform offered by these webinars aims to facilitate dialogue between the academic, political and corporate spheres, by gathering speakers coming from these different sectors. Participation is open and free of charge.
EAERE members can submit a proposal for EAERE Webinars on Science-Policy-Business Interface by contacting the EAERE Secretariat at

Science-Policy-Business Interface

Ecological transition, energy dependency and economic growth

Local Organisers: Sergio Vergalli, Marta Castellini, Ilenia Romani

Enrico Giovannini, Italian Minister, Ministero delle Infrastrutture e della Mobilità Sostenibili
Alessandro Lanza, Executive Director, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Professor, Luiss Guido Carli University
Renato Mazzoncini, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, a2a
Mike Spence, 2001 𝐍𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐥 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐄𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐬 and Professor Emeritus, Stanford University

Moderated by:
Sergio Vergalli, Professor, Università degli Studi di Brescia and MET Program Director, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

The video-recording of the event can be accessed here