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Ms. Annalidia Pansini
Sustainability Science Program
Kennedy School of Government
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Office: 502 Rubenstein Building
Group affiliation: Giorgio Ruffolo Research Fellow in Sustainability Science
Based in Italy
Annalidia Pansini is a Giorgio Ruffolo Research Fellow in the Sustainability Science Program and a doctoral candidate in Business Management at University of Rome La Sapienza. Her research addresses the short and medium-term measures needed to support the development of clean energy technology markets and strengthen cooperation in the Mediterranean Region. Annalidia is contributing to collaborative work with the Initiative on Biofuels and Globalization led by Henry Lee. She is an adviser in Italy’s Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (2000- ). She works with Italy’s Minister of Environment on the management of the environmental cooperation programme with the governments of Egypt, Morocco, Libya and Tunisia and the national initiative on carbon management and carbon foot printing activities with private and public sectors. She coordinated the Mediterranean Task Force of Italy’s Ministry for the Environment, responsible for bilateral and multilateral environmental cooperation initiatives and the management of projects on sustainable development, renewable energy and climate change in the Middle East and North Africa region. She coordinated the Type II Initiative Mediterranean Renewable Energy Programme, launched by the Italian Government at the Johannesburg Summit in 2002, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme’s Division of Technology, Industry and the Environment. She was a visiting fellow at the World Resources Institute working on the framework of the Institutions and Governance Program (2001). Annalidia holds a Law degree from University of Bari and a Masters in Environmental Governance from University of Tuscia. Her faculty hosts are Henry Lee and Meghan O’Sullivan.
The role of the renewable energy sources towards the establishment of a Euro-Mediterranean energy cooperation partnership
This project focuses on the need to sustain market development of clean energy technologies for European and south-eastern Mediterranean countries. The European Union needs to strengthen energy cooperation with neighboring regions in order to share energy sources and infrastructures. The project is focused on the elaboration of an action plan for short and medium-term measures needed to strengthen energy cooperation and to support the development of a renewable energies market in the Mediterranean region, including identification of innovative mechanisms to support investments and facilitate the technology and know-how transfer from North to South. The research pays particular attention to Tunisia which, together with Morocco and Egypt, is expected to reach the highest growth in renewable energies as a consequence of a favorable framework. The test-case of this approach is an impact analysis of the grid interconnection project between Italy and Tunisia.