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.
The politics and Economics of Green New Deals
The notion of Green New Deal is increasingly becoming popular around the world. This course introduces students to this innovative form of policy-making, discussing its main objectives and policy instruments. To do so, the course covers a wide range of topics from global decarbonization trends to global environment protection and biodiversity conservation. It also introduces a host of key concepts that underpin energy, climate and environmental policy analysis, as well as their related economic and social policies. The course pays particular attention to the political economy issues related to Green New Deals, such as the distributional effects of climate policy, the just transition challenge and the important issue of green industrial policy.
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.