The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) was founded in 2009 as a joint initiative of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and Fondazione Giorgio Cini. ICCG is now an internationally renowned center whose research activities focus on the design of climate policy and governance.
Located on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, right in front of Saint Mark's Square in Venice, ICCG works with economics and political sciences researchers who explore the interdependencies between economic, social, cultural, ethical, and political aspects of climate governance.
ICCG’s mission is to disseminate science-based and socio-economic research in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation to policymakers and the general public. It seeks to achieve this at the local, national and international level through interdisciplinary activities as well as producing climate and energy policy analyzes and defining optimal governance models to manage climate change.
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.
The Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land, and Sea, in collaboration with the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, have supported ICCG activities since 2009.