Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of sustainable development and global governance. Officially recognized by the President of the Italian Republic in 1989 and in full operation since 1990, FEEM has grown to become a leading research centre, providing timely and objective analysis on a wide range of environmental, energy and global economic issues.
FEEM’s mission is to improve through research the quality of decision-making in public and private spheres. This goal is achieved by creating an international and multidisciplinary network of researchers working on several innovative programmes, by providing and promoting training in specialized areas of research, by disseminating research results through a wide range of outreach activities, and by delivering directly to policy makers via participation in various institutional fora.
FEEM conducts research on a wide range of climate change and sustainability, energy and economic issues. The starting point of FEEM research is the realization of the high level of complexity of the problems emerging in the global economy, and more particularly the need to foster awareness on the interaction between the firm and the environment, the economy and energy scenarios, corporate and cultural responsibility.
In 2012 FEEM has consolidated its research activities around the three research programmes on:
i) « Climate Change and Sustainable Development »
ii) « Energy: Resources and Markets »
iii) « Economy and Society ».
Since 2000, FEEM organizes in co-operation with the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) and the Venice International University (VIU), the « European Summer School in Environmental Economics », attracting every year young researchers from a large number of universities all around the world.