Italy’s Adaptation to Climate Change: Local Efforts and a Missing National Strategy

By Andrea Lisi The Flood-Risk Management case Adaptation means anticipating the adverse effects of climate change and taking appropriate action to prevent or minimize the damage they can cause, or taking advantage of opportunities that may arise. It has been shown that well planned, early adaptation action saves money and lives later[1]. Unfortunately, Italy is … Continue reading Italy’s Adaptation to Climate Change: Local Efforts and a Missing National Strategy

Notes on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies

I'm about to complete a wonderful class on climate change and these last weeks, in particular, have provided a great source of tips on how to deal with the biggest challenge humanity AND the planet face today (and increasingly will do in the future). Within two months I had the chance to delve into the … Continue reading Notes on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies

Random links # 3

1 - Should Southern Europe Really Be More German? 2 - Can China Give BRICS Their Own Bank? 3 - China-Africa Trade: The Oriental Allure 4 - Confucianism as a World Religion 5 - Africa's Cowboy Capitalists 6 -  Obama Launches Action Plan To Address Emissions and Battle Climate Change 7 - Mediobanca to Sell Stakes in Big … Continue reading Random links # 3

Random links #1

Here's a weekly review of the most interesting articles I happened to read online. I invite you to choose the best one and share some thoughts on it: 1- China is giving Europe a harsh lesson in geopolitics 2 - Sustainability is unhelpful: we need to think about regeneration 3 - Missing Mahmoud 4 - Female … Continue reading Random links #1

The Vision of Wangari Maathai

Who's an inspirational leader? I'd say somebody like her, Prof. Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement. An activist and a thinker who was able to explain the linkages between poverty, lack of democracy and environment degradation. The video that follows can serve as an introduction to this fascinating personality, her fight and life:

Schwarzy and the climate change challenge

Hello everybody! From now on I'll use this blog in a slightly different manner, making more videos and writing less (I'm already exhausted at working on my master's final dissertation). But still I want to discuss the things that I care about with you, and I also want a broader audience, so I'll use English … Continue reading Schwarzy and the climate change challenge


This little Himalayan country has a lot to teach to the world, as a global leader in environmentally sustainable development. Here you can watch a video that shows how sustainability can be declined, using different indicators and approaches to  "development" (i.e. measuring wealth and progress in terms of GNH instead of GDP). Do you want a simple … Continue reading HAPPINESS AND DEVELOPMENT: BHUTAN’S LESSON