Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Italy
FEEM is a non-profit, non-partisan research institution established to carry out research in the field of economics and sustainable development. It has become a leading international research centre and one of its principal aims is to promote interaction between academic, industrial and public policy spheres in order to comprehensively address concerns about economic development and environmental degradation. FEEM conducts research on a wide range of climate change and sustainability, energy and economic issues. In the specific area of climate change, FEEM has achieved a leading position in the international research community, as a result of the in-house development and application of modelling tools for the economic analysis of policies aimed at climate change control. FEEM has a sound and proven experience in coordinating European projects and scientific networks and it has become the privileged interlocutor of a number of policy institutions, among which the IPCC, the World Bank, the European Commission, the Italian Ministries, Regions and local municipalities. Finally, FEEM has a large experience in the dissemination of theoretical and applied research. In the last 20 years FEEM has organised over 350 seminars and workshops, and 18 large-scale conferences. Working papers, policy briefs, journals and books are also evidence of FEEM's research effort.