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Giacomo Falchetta

Research Scholar

Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group

Energy, Climate, and Environment


Giacomo Falchetta is a researcher 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), which is a Horizon 2020 project. He joined IIASA in October 2021, after being affiliated with the institute as a guest researcher between 2018 and 2019.

Before joining IIASA, Falchetta 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, agriculture, and economic development with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa and 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: 17 NOV 2021


Falchetta, G. , Adeleke, A., Awais, M. , Byers, E. , Copinschi, P., Duby, S., Hughes, A., Ireland, G., Riahi, K. , Rukera-Tabaro, S., Semeria, F., Shendrikova, D., Stevanato, N., Troost, A., Tuninetti, M., Vinca, A. , Zulu, A., & Hafner, M. (2022). A renewable energy-centred research agenda for planning and financing Nexus development objectives in rural sub-Saharan Africa. Energy Strategy Reviews 43 e100922. 10.1016/j.esr.2022.100922.

Falchetta, G. , Semeria, F., & Tuninetti, M. (2022). Quantifying the economic feasibility of solar irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa. In: EGU General Assembly 2022, 23-27 May 2022, Vienna.