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  • Teacher Sabrina Pedrini

  • Credits 4

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Forli

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs (cod. 9247)

  • Course Timetable from Feb 21, 2023 to May 24, 2023


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Climate Action Peace, justice and strong institutions

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

Upon the end of the course, students will be able to understand the challenges that current ecological transition processes pose to states in the context of their relations with other states, both bilaterally and multilaterally. Students will be able to assess both the effectiveness of strategies adopted at the national and international levels in the context of ecological transition processes in light of the dynamics-and their costs in terms-of cooperation and conflict among states, when the increasing role played by non-state actors in influencing and directing ecological transition processes at the international level

Course contents

After a quick introduction on the characteristics of the energy sector and its market, the course will include group work on specific topics drawn from the proposed bibliography.


No specific textbook will be adopted , but suggested readings from:

- Spirito Green, William D. Nordhaus, Il Mulino
- Il Libro Bianco della Transizione Ecologica, a cura di Leonardo Becchetti e Giovanni Antonio Forte, Rubettino
- Affrontare la Complessità, Federico Butera, Edizioni Ambiente
- Ecologia della Felicità, Stefano Bartolini, Aboca


Ideas for group work will be provided starting with the leading scientific journals in the field.

Teaching methods

Lectures, group work, design thinking. Blended.

Assessment methods

The workshop includes an eligibility that will be obtained through classroom work. Attendance is 70% required.

Office hours

See the website of Sabrina Pedrini