Venice G20 #2: sustainability rankings and the risk of greenwashing

Sustainable finance and the green transition are on the agenda of the Finance Ministers and Governors of the Central Banks meeting in Venice for the G20 summit. There is an urgent need for a better understanding to avoid greenwashing and to support SMEs access to green finance. The second article in a three-part series on the G20 summit is by professors Stefano Battiston, Monica Billio and Loriana Pelizzon. 

Venice G20 #1: Sustainable Finance

Sustainable finance and green transition are on the agenda of the Finance Ministers and Governors of the Central Banks meeting in Venice from 8 to 11 July 2021. This article by professors Monica Billio and Loriana Pelizzon is the first of a three-part series on the G20 summit. 

Vanni Pettinà: the crisis of neoliberalism and the G20 summit 

As the G20 Summit, which will be held in Venice from 8 to 11 July, draws nearer, Vanni Pettinà, professor of International Economic History at Ca’ Foscari, shares his thoughts on the crisis of neoliberal capitalism and on the different direction that the Biden administration is going in. 

The physics of financial networks to interpret crises and green transition

An article published in the scientific journal Nature Review Physics carries out the first comprehensive review of Financial Networks, an exciting interdisciplinary field. Professor Guido Caldarelli coordinated the study which involved, among others, Professor Stefano Battiston.

Giving a voice to an endangered language: "L'Isola" project on Yonaguni

The Dunan language, spoken on the Japanese island of Yonaguni, is disappearing. This is the focus of the project L’Isola by artists Anush Hamzehian and Vittorio Mortarotti, who were accompanied in their experience  by Prof. Heinrich from DSAAM. We interviewed the professor about the project and the research and translations that surrounded it.

Without adaptation to climate change, 25% of global crop yields at risk

According to a study by Boston University, Ca' Foscari and CMCC, climate change could reduce global crop yields by 10% by mid-century and 25% by century’s end, under a vigorous warming scenario, if farmers cannot adapt better than they did historically. 

Professor Dähnhardt on India’s second wave of COVID-19

At the start of the pandemic, India seemed to be facing the crisis better than other countries. However, the second wave of COVID-19 has hit India with a brutal force. Thomas Dähnhardt, professor of Modern Languages and Literatures of the Indian Subcontinent at the Department of Asian and North African Studies, comments on this situation. 

Ice Memory mission accomplished: 10,000 years of climate "memory" preserved

The mission by CNR, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and PSI (Switzerland) has extracted two core samples over 80m long from Colle Gnifetti, at 4,500m. One of the cores will be stored in Antarctica for future studies.

Ice Memory: the mission on Monte Rosa has started

The Italian-Swiss team is currently working at 4,500m. Adverse weather conditions had caused the international mission of Ice Memory on Monte Rosa to slow down.