Dr. Luca Coscieme 

“Now we need to be good and to be beautiful as much as possible” – Enzo Tiezzi.

Luca comes from the Ecodynamics group, a reference point for Sustainable thinking and transdisciplinary research. His interest beyond disciplinary knowledge brought him around the world. In Australia, he learned how to use satellite images to explore the economy from outer space. In Ireland, he studied how healthy environments mean healthy societies. In Brazil, he found new ways for accounting the innumerable benefits nature gives us all. Luca was a fellow of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), he is a member of the Well-Being Economy Alliance, and was awarded a Marie-Curie scholarship at Trinity College Dublin and the European Environment Agency. He joined Hot or Cool as he believes communication between Society and Science is what is most needed.

Contact: l.coscieme@hotorcool.org

Research Highlights and Accomplishments

  1. Measuring policy coherence on global access to clean energy between European countries Coscieme L, Ochieng C.A., Spillane C., Donohue, I. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 28 (23), 2023.
  2. Renewable Energy Equivalent Footprint (REEF): A Method for Envisioning a Sustainable Energy Future. Ward J, Mohr S, Costanza R, Sutton P, Coscieme L. Energies, 13(23), 6160; 2020.
  3. The Political Economy of (Un)Sustainable Production and Consumption: A Multidisciplinary Synthesis for Research and Action. Mathai MV, Isenhour C, Stevis D, Vergragt P, Bengtsson M, Lorek S, Mortensen LF, Coscieme L, Scott D, Waheed A, Alfredsson E. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, in press, 2020.
  4. Analysing options for systemic change to transform the world’s economic and financial systems. Barth J, Coscieme L, Dimmelmeier A, Kumar C, Mewes S, Nuesse I, Pendleton A, Trebeck K. ZOE-Institute for Future-Fit Economies: Bonn, 2020.
  5. Women in power: Female leadership and public health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Coscieme L, Fioramonti L, Mortensen LF, Pickett KE, Kubiszewski I, Lovins H, McGlade J, Ragnarsdottir KV, Roberts D, Costanza R, De Vogli R, Wilkinson R. medRxiv, 16/07/2020.
  6. Textiles and the environment in a circular economy. Manshoven S, Christis M, Vercalsteren A, Arnold M, Nicolau M, Lafond E, Mortensen LF, Coscieme L. Report of the European Environment Agency – European Topic Centre on Waste and Materials in a Green Economy. ETC/WMGE 2019/6.
  7. Going beyond Gross Domestic Product as an indicator to bring coherence to the Sustainable Development Goals. Coscieme L, Mortensen LF, Anderson S, Ward J, Donohue I, Sutton PC. Journal of Cleaner Production, 248; 2020.
  8. Overcoming the myths of mainstream Economics to enable a new Wellbeing Economy. Coscieme L, Sutton P, Mortensen LF, Kubiszewski I, Costanza R, Trebeck K, Pulselli FM, Giannetti BF, Fioramonti L. Sustainability, 11, 4374; 2019.
  9. From GDP to wellbeing: How alternative indicators can help connect the new economy with the Sustainable Development Goals. Fioramonti L, Coscieme L, Mortensen LF. The Anthropocene Review 6(3), 207-222; 2019.
  10. IPBES Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Status and trends, indirect and direct drivers of change. IPBES, 2019.
  11. IPBES regional assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services for Europe and Central Asia: Options for governance and decision-making across scales and sectors. IPBES, 2018.
  12. The world economy in a cube: a more rational structural representation of Sustainability. Pulselli FM, Coscieme L, Neri L, Regoli A, Sutton PC, Lemmi A, Bastianoni S. Global Environmental Change, 35, 41-51; 2015.

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