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 centre 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 gathers researchers in economics and political sciences who explore the interdependencies between economic, social, cultural, ethical, and political aspects of climate governance.

ICCG’s mission consists in disseminating at the local, national and international level science-based and socio-economic research in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation to policymakers and the general public through interdisciplinary activities, as well as producing climate and energy policy analyses and define optimal governance models to control 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 and contests, cultural debates, and film festivals are specifically conceived 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 Centre on Climate Change, have supported ICCG activities since 2009.

Member Projects:
ICCG observatories are on-line tools to provide updated information and news on initiatives related to climate change and governance.

Best Climate Practices:
The Best Climate Practices observatory aims at giving a complete overview of our concrete actions for dealing with climate change, while stressing the wide range of possibilities that, if implemented by politics, economics, institutions, enterprises and researchers, could make a decisive difference. The interactive platform collects a selection of best climate practices that deserve attention for their originality, positive impact in dealing with climate change, implementation potential and replicability.
Climate Policy Observer:
Climate Policy Observer is a web tool for understanding and investigating current international events on climate change in their political, economic and social implications. The website gathers ICCG studies on the evolution of climate policy, providing country by country news updates, summaries on climate and energy policies, and access to data, publications and official documents. The new structure enables rapid consultation of all the content available ranging from international climate negotiations to the deployment of emissions trading, the development of renewable energy and low carbon emissions.

Think Tank Map:
The Think Tank Map is a worldwide observatory of the existing think tanks on climate change governance. It informs on the most important initiatives and offers users the opportunity to network with other stakeholders. With the aim of recognizing the excellence of the main Institutions addressing the climate issue worldwide, ICCG every year publishes a ranking of the best think tanks active in the field of climate change economics and policy. The ranking takes into account the quality of a think tank in conducting research and its role in influencing climate and energy policy.