ICCG was founded in 2009 as a joint initiative of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and Fondazione Giorgio Cini, named “International Center for Climate Governance”. In 2017, ICCG became a FEEM international dissemination project with a new name, Initiative on Climate Change policy and Governance, and continues to focus its activities on the design of climate policy and related governance issues.

Located on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, the ICCG favors the interaction between political scientists, economists, policymakers and business leaders to analyse the interdependencies between the economic, social, cultural, ethical, and political dimensions of climate governance.

The ICCG’s mission is to disseminate scientifically-based, socio-economic research in the fields of climate change mitigation and adaptation to policymakers, business leaders, academics and the general public. It seeks to achieve this at the local, national and international levels through interdisciplinary activities as well as through the production of climate and energy policy analyses and definitions of optimal governance models for climate change management.

ICCG organizes scientific events of international relevance, lectures, seminars, workshops, develops interdisciplinary observatories on specific aspects of climate governance, and promotes training activities targeted to researchers, policymakers and the general public.

Several other activities, such as art exhibitions, contests, cultural debates, and  film festivals, are created specifically to involve various actors and to inform the public at large. These events are characterized by an interdisciplinary and intercultural participation.

Furthermore, ICCG edits a wide collection of e-publications to support e-learning and research.

Founding members

  • Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) is a non profit, non partisan research institution devoted to the study of sustainable development and governance. Recognised by the President of the Italian Republic in July 1989, FEEM has become a leading research center at the international level.

    One of its principal aims is to promote interaction between the academic, industrial and policy spheres in order to comprehensively address economic development and environmental issues.

    FEEM’s research activities are inspired by four main criteria:
    i) to analyze relevant and innovative research areas;
    ii) to focus on real world issues;
    iii) to integrate multidisciplinary approaches;
    iv) to create and foster international research networks.

    While remaining thoroughly Italian in location and perspective, FEEM promotes the international dimension of activities by selecting topics of global relevance, by creating networks and partnerships in various countries, and by attracting researchers trained and working abroad.

    The international research network is certainly one of FEEM’s most valuable intangible assets. Built up over the years by involving the best researchers and top research institutions on various projects, the network allows FEEM to remain acquainted with the state-of-the-art scientific knowledge, to spread its results more extensively, and to increase its personnel’s international interaction.

    Moreover, FEEM has sound and proven experience in coordinating European projects and it has become the privileged interlocutor of a number of policy institutions, among which are the IPCC, the World Bank, the European Commission, the Italian Ministries, Regions and local municipalities.

    For further information http://www.feem.it

  • Fondazione Giorgio Cini is a non profit cultural institution based in Venice, Italy. It was constituted by Count Vittorio Cini, in memory of his son Giorgio, with the aim of restoring the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore and creating an international cultural center that would reintegrate the Island into the city lifestyle.

    The mission of Fondazione Giorgio Cini is to promote the redevelopment of the monumental complex on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore and encourage the creation of educational, social, cultural and artistic institutions in its surroundings in collaboration with local institutions.

    The creation of the foundation was one of the most considerable private initiatives of the 20th century. The importance of this undertaking started with the initial investment committed to rehabilitate the island and was fostered by the events that the Foundation has promoted ever since. It is further enhanced by the cultural heritage conserved on the island and, since 1984, at the Gallery of Palazzo Cini in San Vio.

    Alongside its commitment to conferences and seminars thta grow out of the research activities, the Foundation welcomes events sponsored by distinguished cultural and scientific organizations. It has also been the site of major international summits (e.g. the G7 in 1980 and 1987).

    For further information www.cini.it