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Join Our PhD Program in Sustainable Development and Climate Change!

Curriculum: Socio-Economic Risk and Impacts (CU2) 

Project: “Italy’s Net-Zero Roadmap:Sectoral Decarbonisation Strategies Aligned with Paris Agreement & EU Goals”
Department of Economics and Management at the University of Pisa and Fondazione per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile (Roma)

Introduction. The PhD will be conducted primarily in English, except during the internship period at the mentioned company. Located in the heart of Italy, the University of Pisa offers a stimulating and dynamic environment for researchers passionate about Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development.

Objective of the Project

The project aims to monitor and map Italy’s progress toward achieving net zero emissions (NZE), specifically focusing on sectoral levels. Through an extensive literature review encompassing Italy and other European countries, the candidate will analyze and select indicators crucial for assessing recent trends and the effectiveness of policies aimed at NZE, with a particular emphasis on the “hard to abate” sectors.
The precise scope of the research focus will be determined collaboratively by the candidate and the tutoring team. A preliminary proposal outlining the proposed research direction must be developed within the written project, which will be submitted during the application process. Additionally, the proposal will be briefly presented during the oral interview stage for shortlisted candidates.


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  • Sun, T., Ocko, I. B., Sturcken, E., & Hamburg, S. P. (2021). Path to net zero is critical to climate outcome. Scientific reports, 11(1), 22173; 
  • Barbabella, A., Montanini, C., Ferruccio V. (2023). Proposta di Roadmap per la neutralità climatica dell’Italia in vista della pubblicazione della proposta di Piano. Italy for Climate.  

Supervisor: Prof. Tommaso Luzzati, Department of Economics and Management.  

How to Apply: Applications can be submitted from June 26, 2024, online through our portal:
The application deadline is July 26, 2024.
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Join the presentation webinar to learn more details on Wednesday, June 25:

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