Simone Tagliapietra is a Senior fellow at Bruegel. He is also Adjunct professor at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and at The Johns Hopkins University – SAIS Europe. Simone’s research activity focuses on climate and energy issues. He works on the EU climate and energy policy and on the political economy of global decarbonisation. With a record of numerous scientific publications, he is also the author of Global energy fundamentals (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and L’energia del mondo (Il Mulino, 2020). His columns and policy work are frequently published and cited in leading international media such as the Financial Times, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, Die Zeit, El Pais, Corriere della Sera, Il Sole 24 Ore, Domani and others. Simone is also Senior associate at the Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale and at the Payne Institute of the Colorado School of Mines. Born in 1988, he holds a PhD in Institutions and Policies from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and he speaks Italian, English and French.