Simone Tagliapietra is Adjunct Professor of Global Energy and Environment Fundamentals at The Johns Hopkins University - SAIS Europe, Senior Fellow at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Research Fellow at Bruegel. With a record of more than 200 publications, he is also the author of ‘Global Energy Fundamentals’ (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and ‘Energy Relations in the Euro-Mediterranean’ (Palgrave, 2017). His columns and policy work are published and cited in leading international media such as the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, Il Sole 24 Ore, and others. He holds a PhD from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, where he lectures at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences.
Global Environmental Policies
This course aims at providing students a comprehensive understanding of the multiple aspects characterizing global environmental policies. The course tackles a wide range of topics, covering global energy, climate and environmental trends and policies. It also introduces a host of key concepts and analytical frameworks that underpin policy analysis in the field, such as notions of global commons and collective action. The course pays particular attention to the energy-environment nexus, including the challenge of low-carbon development in an era of climate change. A specific focus is devoted to the new, ongoing, European attempt to tackle all these issue in a unique and consistent policy framework: the European Green Deal.
Energy and Environmental Challenges in Developing Countries
The course aims at providing students with a clear understanding of the multiple energy, climate and environmental challenges concerning developing countries. The course is structured on three modules. The first module introduces global energy, climate and environmental trends, also focusing on the energy-water-food nexus. The second module discusses the challenge of energy access in developing countries, focusing both on electricity access and access to clean cooking. The third module discusses climate change and its impacts on developing countries.