Foreign Direct Investment, Multinational Entreprises and Climate Change

7 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2012

Date Written: January 3, 2012


Foreign direct investment (FDI) may play a key role in the global effort to shift towards a low-carbon economy. Multinational enterprises (MNEs) can contribute in several important ways to climate change mitigation, by providing emission-saving technologies, financial resources and managerial skills to resource-constrained economies. On the other hand, the fact that firms are internationally mobile may limit the possibility to implement unilaterally mitigation measures, due to concerns about competitiveness and leakage. These issues were examined at a recent ICCG Workshop, bringing together experts from different professional contexts and disciplinary backgrounds.

Keywords: foreign direct investment, climate change

Suggested Citation

Sanna Randaccio, Francesca, Foreign Direct Investment, Multinational Entreprises and Climate Change (January 3, 2012). FEEM (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei), Review of Environment, Energy and Economics (Re3), January 2012, Available at SSRN:

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