Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC)

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The Foundation Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC)  is a non-profit research institution established in 2005. CMCC’s main mission is to investigate and model the future of our economic and economic systems, with special emphasis on impacts of climate change and related collective actions to address mitigation challenges. Its ambition is to provide reliable, rigorous, and timely scientific results to stimulate sustainable growth, protect the environment, and to develop science driven adaptation and mitigation policies.

Research on coalition formation is one of the activities lead by CMCC within its ECIP – Economic analysis of Climate Impacts and Policy research division. This climate policy research area investigates alternative options for future international climate agreements, with the goal of advancing knowledge in the area of coalition and network formation and of applying the results to the process of international climate negotiations. In order to better understand the mechanisms at work when social dilemmas, such as the provision of global public goods, are present, CMCC is also working on laboratory experiments on collective behaviour.

In recent years, CMCC researchers and fellows have published several articles and books on strategic incentives for signing international environmental agreements.


Local Research Team


Alessandro Tavoni (local co-ordinator)
Senior assistant professor, University of Bologna and CMCC affiliated researcher
Research Fields: Game theory, International environmental agreements, Experimental economics, Coupled social-ecological systems.


Caterina Cruciani
Senior researcher, Ca' Foscari University of Venice and CMCC affiliated researcher

Research Fields: experimental economics, behavioural finance , financial intermediation and social preferences


Johannes Emmerling
Senior scientist at EIEE (RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment)
Recent Fields: Climate Change and Energy economics, Risk and Uncertainty, Welfare Economics and Development.


Francesca Larosa
Junior researcher at CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment
Recent Fields: network science, climate change adaptation, innovation diffusion, climate policy.


Marita Laukkanen
Chief Researcher, VATT Institute for Economic Research and CMCC affiliated researcher
Research Fields: the energy system on the way to a low-carbon society, the effects of energy taxation and international environmental agreements



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