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A new high level workshop at Harvard University


Cambridge (USA), 18th to 22nd June 2018

The Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP) and Enel Foundation recently hosted their sixth annual workshop on energy and environmental policy in Cambridge, MA.

A new weeklong workshop provided an opportunity for  policy experts from 12 different countries to further develop insights into energy and related environmental policy and technical skills. Following the HEEP/EF Latin American and European roundtables, respectively held in Chile in December 2017 and Brussels in April 2018,  the workshop continued to focus on the most pressing issues associated with the energy transition, allowing high-level network between experts.

The workshop featured presentations by leading specialists from Harvard and other US institutions, followed by round-table discussions and group projects refereed by Robert Stavins, HEEP Director and a professor of economics at Harvard Kennedy School.

Robert Stavins commented: “The participants in this workshop – the sixth of our series in collaboration with the Enel Foundation – were exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced. As a result, the discussions with our leading faculty were – I believe – very productive. Indeed, our faculty learned a good deal from the participants, as well. The workshop – and others in the series – provide an opportunity for participants from around the world to gain new insights and skills that will be useful to them as they navigate the global energy transition to a low-carbon economy.”

Carlo Papa, Director of Enel Foundation, underlined that “the EF – HEEP venture, aims to create a knowledge sharing platform for talented experts in energy and environmental policy from around the Globe to ensure at any latitude a future powered by affordable, sustainable and modern electricity for all. We need to have the brightest minds in this space to constantly collaborate in facing new challenges – among which understanding and reacting to climate change hazards - and seizing and unlocking new opportunities such as energy intelligence."