From January 16 to March 15, 2012, Enrica De Cian, PhD, is visiting researcher in the ZEW Research Department "Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management". She works as researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) in Venice. She received her PhD from Ca' Foscari University of Venice, where she lectures, too. Her main research interests include energy-climate modelling, technical change, climate change adaptation, and climate coalition formation. During her stay at ZEW she will be mainly involved in the SEEK project "Diffusion of Climate-Friendly Technologies – The Role of Intellectual Property Rights, Human Capital and Environmental Policy".