21210195 - COMMODITY ECONOMICS FOR NATURAL RESOURCES

The course on "Merceologia delle Risorse Naturali" deals with the main issues related to the management of natural resources and its effect on the environment, taking into consideration availability, utilization, international exchanges and some major sectors in the Italian and international economy. Particular attention is paid to the problems of sustainable production also in relation to the various productive sectors, especially for the energy and agro-food sectors. During the course seminars, guided tours or participation in conferences or study days can be organized; some seminars may be provided in English if necessary.

MARTUCCI OLIMPIA

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Programme

Reserves, resources and raw materials: the scarcity of natural resources, technical concepts and empirical realities; the "new shortages"; distribution, exploitation and exhaustion; the role of technological innovation, production dynamics, dematerialisation, replacement and recycling.
International trade: reference to the main theories; Gatt and Wto, future prospects.
The energy constraint: economic and environmental implications, renewable and non-renewable energy sources, technological and economic evaluation; production and consumption of energy and energy intensity: energy situation in Italy, Europe and the world; Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of different energy technologies.
Outline of industrial sectors derived from oil: refining and petrochemistry and related sectors.
The environmental problem: environmental degradation and sustainable development, relations between business and the environment, objectives and tools for environmental compatibility.
Monographic part: study of a topic of particular interest and relevance.


Core Documentation

• Chiacchierini E., Lucchetti M.C. “Materie Prime, trasformazione ed Impatto Ambientale”, Ed. Kappa.
• Lanza Alessandro “Lo sviluppo sostenibile” Ed. Il Mulino
• Kerr A. Julie “Introducing to Energy Climate. Devoloping a Sustainable Environment” CRC Press
• Dodds F., Lagna-Celis J., Thompson L. “From Rio +20 to a new delepoment Agenda” Ed. Routhledge
• Dispense a cura del docente
• Selezione articoli scientifici tratti dalle maggiori riviste internazionali del settore.


Type of delivery of the course

Teaching takes place in the classroom with lectures and participation in study days / forums / conferences on the main skills of the course. In the period of the health emergency from COVID-19 all the dispositions will be understood that regulate the modalities of development of the didactic activities (and of the evaluation of the students). In particular, the following shall apply: -Teams platform for conducting (live and/or via video recordings) lessons according to the current schedule. -Moodle platform for the use of teaching materials (pdf lessons, teacher’s notes, seminars or in-depth lectures) It is also advisable to check regularly the institutional information channels prepared by the University for the purpose of a timely knowledge of the emergency measures in force.

Type of evaluation

The exam is held in the classroom through the presentation of a project on one of the major topics analyzed in the classroom. An oral test will then take place with questions on the topics presented during the lessons. In the period of the health emergency from COVID-19 all the dispositions will be understood that regulate the modalities of development of the didactic activities (and of the evaluation of the students). In particular, the remote mode will be applied through the digital platform Teams. The exam will take place through an oral exam divided into two parts. A first part that will include the presentation of a research project on one of the topics in depth during the lessons. A second part will be carried out through an oral interview. It is also advisable to check regularly the institutional information channels prepared by the University for the purpose of a timely knowledge of the emergency measures in force

MARTUCCI OLIMPIA

teacher profile | teaching materials

Programme

Reserves, resources and raw materials: the scarcity of natural resources, technical concepts and empirical realities; the "new shortages"; distribution, exploitation and exhaustion; the role of technological innovation, production dynamics, dematerialisation, replacement and recycling.
International trade: reference to the main theories; Gatt and Wto, future prospects.
The energy constraint: economic and environmental implications, renewable and non-renewable energy sources, technological and economic evaluation; production and consumption of energy and energy intensity: energy situation in Italy, Europe and the world; Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of different energy technologies.
Outline of industrial sectors derived from oil: refining and petrochemistry and related sectors.
The environmental problem: environmental degradation and sustainable development, relations between business and the environment, objectives and tools for environmental compatibility.
Monographic part: study of a topic of particular interest and relevance.


Core Documentation

• Chiacchierini E., Lucchetti M.C. “Materie Prime, trasformazione ed Impatto Ambientale”, Ed. Kappa.
• Lanza Alessandro “Lo sviluppo sostenibile” Ed. Il Mulino
• Kerr A. Julie “Introducing to Energy Climate. Devoloping a Sustainable Environment” CRC Press
• Dodds F., Lagna-Celis J., Thompson L. “From Rio +20 to a new delepoment Agenda” Ed. Routhledge
• Dispense a cura del docente
• Selezione articoli scientifici tratti dalle maggiori riviste internazionali del settore.


Type of delivery of the course

Teaching takes place in the classroom with lectures and participation in study days / forums / conferences on the main skills of the course. In the period of the health emergency from COVID-19 all the dispositions will be understood that regulate the modalities of development of the didactic activities (and of the evaluation of the students). In particular, the following shall apply: -Teams platform for conducting (live and/or via video recordings) lessons according to the current schedule. -Moodle platform for the use of teaching materials (pdf lessons, teacher’s notes, seminars or in-depth lectures) It is also advisable to check regularly the institutional information channels prepared by the University for the purpose of a timely knowledge of the emergency measures in force.

Type of evaluation

The exam is held in the classroom through the presentation of a project on one of the major topics analyzed in the classroom. An oral test will then take place with questions on the topics presented during the lessons. In the period of the health emergency from COVID-19 all the dispositions will be understood that regulate the modalities of development of the didactic activities (and of the evaluation of the students). In particular, the remote mode will be applied through the digital platform Teams. The exam will take place through an oral exam divided into two parts. A first part that will include the presentation of a research project on one of the topics in depth during the lessons. A second part will be carried out through an oral interview. It is also advisable to check regularly the institutional information channels prepared by the University for the purpose of a timely knowledge of the emergency measures in force