FEEM is a non-profit, non-partisan research institution established in 1989, to carry out research in the field of economics and sustainable development. It is a leading international research centre conducting studies on a wide range of economic, environmental, and energy issues. FEEM deals with these issues by exploring inter-linkages and interactions between different worldwide socio-economic and environmental systems, with the goal of providing a contribution to science and policy, while informing the public debate. FEEM covers a considerable number of key topics for research, particularly on climate change, natural resource management, sustainable energy, and environmental valuation. FEEM is active in the domains of the economics of biodiversity, ecosystem services and forestry, as well as land use and land-cover change. FEEM has a sound and acknowledged experience in coordinating European projects and scientific networks. It has become the privileged interlocutor of a number of policy institutions, such as the IPCC, the World Bank, the European Commission, the Italian Ministries, Regions and local municipalities. Finally FEEM has significant experience in the dissemination of theoretical and applied research. In the last 20-year period FEEM has organised over 350 seminars and workshops as well as 18 large-scale conferences. Working papers, policy briefs, journals and books are also evidence of FEEM's research effort.
Areas of focus
Founder gender: All male
Leader gender: Female Leader(s) (2019): Carnevale Paolo
Leader gender: Male