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Marco Grasso

University of Milan-Bicocca
Email: marco.grasso [at] unimib [period/dot] it

Marco Grasso is currently Associate Professor in Political Geography at the Department of Sociology and Social Research, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca. His research interests include – broadly understood – international climate change policy, politics, and governance. He currently works on a project on the role and responsibilities of the fossil fuel industry, and the consequent implications for climate policy and politics and for the governance of climate change.


Marco Grasso. (forthcoming). “Big oil and the Climate Crisis”. MIT Press.

Marco Grasso. 2020. “Towards a broader climate ethics: Confronting the oil industry with morally relevant facts” Energy Research & Social Science (April 2020)

Marco Grasso and Katia Vladimirova. 2020. “A moral analysis of carbon majors’ role in climate change” Environmental Values (April 2020)

Marco Grasso, M. and J. David Tàbara. 2019. “Towards a moral compass to guide sustainability transformations in a High-End Climate Change world” Sustainability (May 2019)

Marco Grasso. 2019. “Oily politics: A critical assessment of the oil and gas industry’s contribution to climate change” Energy Research & Social Science (April 2019)

Marco Grasso. 2019. “Sulfur in the sky with diamonds: An inquiry into the feasibility of solar geoengineering” Global Policy (January 2019)

Marco Grasso. 2018. “Just instruments for adaptation finance” Analyse & Kritik (November 2018)

Marco Grasso. 2017. “Achieving the Paris goals: Consumption-based carbon accounting” Geoforum (February 2017)

Marco Grasso. 2015. “The political feasibility of consumption-based carbon accounting” New Political Economy (December 2015)

Marco Grasso and J. Timmons Roberts. 2014. “A compromise to break the climate impasse” Nature Climate Change (June 2014)

Media Coverage

Marco Grasso’s research of the role of the oil industry in climate change discussed by Corrado Fontana “20 multinazionali dell’oil & gas producono da sole il 30% delle emission”, Valori, January 7, 2019.

Marco Grasso’s research on the political feasibility of solar geoengineering discussed by Filomena Fotia “Cos’è la “Geoingegneria solare”, il possibile rimedio per il clima impazzito che suscita diversi interrogativi”, MeteoWeb, January, 24, 2019.