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Giacomo Falchetta

Research Scholar

Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group

Energy, Climate, and Environment Program


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


Falchetta, G. , De Cian, E., Sue Wing, I., & Carr, D. (2024). Global projections of heat exposure of older adults. Nature Communications 15 (1) e3678. 10.1038/s41467-024-47197-5.

Creutzig, F., Schmaus, A., Ayaragarnchanakul, E., Becker, S., Falchetta, G. , Hu, J., Goletz, M., Guéret, A., Nagel, K., Schild, J., Schill, W.-P., Schlenther, T., & Molkenthin, N. (2024). Shared pooled mobility: expert review from nine disciplines and implications for an emerging transdisciplinary research agenda. Environmental Research Letters 19 (5) e053004. 10.1088/1748-9326/ad3cf5.

Falchetta, G. & De Cian, E. (2024). Urban green space: global assessment of potential energy demand reduction in buildings. In: EGU General Assembly 2024, 14-19 April 2024, Vienna.

Falchetta, G. , Vinca, A. , Trost, A., Tuninetti, M., Ireland, G., Byers, E. , Hafner, M., & Zulu, A. (2024). Achieving renewable energy-centered sustainable development futures for rural Africa. DOI:10.5194/egusphere-egu24-15943. In: EGU General Assembly 2024, 14-19 April 2024, Vienna.

Carr, D., Wing, I.S., Falchetta, G. , & De Cian, E. (2024). Population Aging and Heat Exposure in the 21st Century: Which World Regions Are at Greatest Risk? The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 79 (4) glae053. 10.1093/gerona/glae053.