WHO'S THE SPEAKER?
Carlo Carraro, professor of Environmental Economics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Ph.D. from Princeton University. Former President of the University of Venice (2009-2014) and Director of the Department of Economics (2005-2008). Elected Vice-Chair of the Working Group III and Member of the Bureau of the Nobel Laureate Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2008 & 2015. He worked as an IPCC Lead Author since 1995. Professor Carraro is also the Director of the International Centre for Climate Governance (ICCG), an initiative of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Fondazione Giorgio Cini, and senior advisor of the Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC). In 2016, he became Honorary Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Expert Network. Elected President of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), Co-Chair of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform Advisory Committee and Editor of the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, the most important international journal in its field. He is President of H-Farm Education and the HforHuman Foundation. Author of 40 books and more than 300 articles, which subjects include: the international coordination of monetary policy, international negotiations, the formation of international environmental agreements, dynamic modelling of climate-economy interactions, sustainable development and climate policy.
A LITTLE HINT ON WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
This presentation deals with the size of investments necessary to govern the transition to a low carbon economy (namely, to reduce greenhouse emissions in the main economic sectors) and to adapt to the unavoidable climate change. Various estimates of the investments in different sectors will be presented. Then the analysis will focus on the financial tools to achieve the required investments, both at the national and international level. The gap between the necessary investments and the present, although increasing, flows of funds will be outlined, as well as the consequent business opportunities for both the financial and the business sectors.