economy

Africa: l'epicentro dei migranti climatici

Viviamo in un mondo dove la vaniglia batte ormai l’argento, se è vero che a maggio 2018 la sua quotazione ha raggiunto quota 600 dollari al chilo contro i 530 del metallo, E le temperature sempre più calde stanno compromettendo la produzione etiope di caffè per un pronostico, quello della stampa specializzata, di una bevanda in futuro molto più cara e naturalmente molto meno buona...

Subnational climate action goes global – with California leading

Despite disinterest on the part of the Trump administration, US leadership in global climate governance continues to be advanced in a patchwork fashion. This is due largely to muscular moves by a pastiche of cities, states, corporations and civil society entities committed to ambitious climate action plans that leverage local insights and mandates...

Blockchain, AI e PMI italiane

Il problema principale del sistema economico italiano è che negli anni ha creato un contesto “inospitale” per le imprese. Secondo gli ultimi dati del rapporto Intrum Justitia (azienda leader in Europa nella gestione del credito, con sede a Stoccolma) in Italia le imprese pagano i propri lavori a 52 giorni, quando la media europea è di 37...

John Mellencamp and the Future of Work

I spoke at Singularity University’s annual Global Summit in August; the event can be both inspiring and overwhelming, and this year was no exception...

Il mondo del lavoro tra innovazioni e vecchi quesiti irrisolti

Dopo circa un decennio di dibattiti sulla rivoluzione tecnologica, è ormai chiaro che essa non fagociterà il mondo del lavoro ma disegnerà una nuova geografia dei lavori. Restano i dubbi sul bilancio, ovvero sul se i posti di lavoro che scompariranno saranno più o meno numerosi di quelli che nasceranno...

On energy and responsibility

Italy’s power system is undergoing a major transition and the country needs investments, focused on innovation and digitalization. Terna is supporting a sustainable growth, ensuring security of supply for an efficient and resilient network.* * *...

The great transition

The world is experiencing another energy transition. Over the past few centuries, we have gone from wood to coal to oil, gas and nuclear; now we are shifting towards renewables. Consequences for society are inevitable – the trick is to manage them to our advantage.* * *...

The Med: hub or flashpoint?

Enduring conflicts and unresolved disputes in the Eastern Mediterranean promise to shape – and constrain – the development of offshore energy in the near future. Shaky relations throughout the region hinder a growing roster of global stakeholders, forcing geopolitical and commercial interests to maintain a fine balance...

Twenty energy years from now

In June 2038 – with the energy transition behind us – things are looking up for those utilities and operators that have embraced the change. Our energy future is cleaner, more sustainable, more flexible and less expensive thanks to farsighted policies that altered the dynamics of demand and supply...

How the US and the EU can reach a better understanding on trade – with China in mind

US trade representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer and EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström are meeting this week in Brussels for the second time to advance talks on a potential trade deal. Based on the past 18 months of an evolving Trump trade policy, what can Europe expect from this dialogue?...