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Giacomo Falchetta

Research Scholar

Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group

Energy, Climate, and Environment


Giacomo Falchetta is a research scholar in the Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group of the IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment Program, where he works on the Long-term Europe Africa Partnership on Renewable Energy (LEAP-RE), a joint initiative of the European Union and African Union. He joined IIASA in October 2021, after being affiliated with the institute as a guest research scholar between 2018 and 2019.

Falchetta is also affiliated with the Euro Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) and before joining IIASA, he worked as a research fellow in the Future Energy Program (FEP) at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), a sustainability science research center based in Milan, Italy. An environmental economist by training, he carries out applied research on the nexus between energy, water, climate change, and economic development with a particular focus on the use of geographic information system (GIS) data and methodologies.

He holds a PhD from the Department of International Economics of the Catholic University of Milan, an MSc in Environmental and Climate Change Economics from the London School of Economics, and a BSc in Economics and Social Sciences from the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen. He has authored several publications in international journals.

Last update: 26 JUN 2023


Mazzone, A., De Cian, E., Falchetta, G. , Jani, A., Mistry, M., & Khosla, R. (2023). Understanding systemic cooling poverty. Nature Sustainability 10.1038/s41893-023-01221-6. (In Press)

Falchetta, G. , Semeria, F., Tuninetti, ., Giordano, V., Pachauri, S. , & Byers, E. (2023). Solar irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa: economic feasibility and development potential. Environmental Research Letters 10.1088/1748-9326/acefe5. (In Press)

Shayegh, S., Andreu-Perez, J., Akoth, C., Bosch-Capblanch, X., Dasgupta, S., Falchetta, G. , Gregson, S., Hammad, A., Herringer, M., Kapkea, F., Labella, A., Lisciotto, L., Martínez, L., Macharia, P.M., Morales-Ruiz, P., Murage, N., Offeddu, V., South, A., Torbica, A., Trentini, F., & Melegaro, A. (2023). Prioritizing COVID-19 vaccine allocation in resource poor settings: Towards an Artificial Intelligence-enabled and Geospatial-assisted decision support framework. PLoS ONE 18 (8) e0275037. 10.1371/journal.pone.0275037.