Preparing Europe for climate change: coordination is key to reduce risks posed by extreme weather

Increasing coherence in actions and using innovative methods can improve the handling of weather- and climate-related hazards, according to a report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) published today […]

Debate: is Europe ready for climate related disasters?

Reducing risk and better adaptation strategies will be crucial to face extreme weather events such as heatwaves, storm surges and floods. On October 17, 2017, in Brussels, EEA report launch and policy debate. Join it via streaming! […]

Science for Disaster Risk Management 2017: knowing more and losing less

How much do we know about natural and man-made disasters? And how we can use existing knowledge to save lives and money? The state-of-the-art in disaster risk management in a comprehensive report of the European Commission’s Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre. Among the authors, CMCC researchers Jaroslav Mysiak, Dionisio Peréz Blanco and Elisa Calliari of RAAS – Risk assessment and adaptation strategies Division […]

Adaptation to climate change: a discussion at the festival of Internazionale in Ferrara

Show, interviews, videos, books, and much more. The journalists and photographers from all over the world. CMCC researcher Enrica De Cian will participate in the Internazionale festival with two speeches on adaptation strategies to climate change. On September 29, 2017 […]

Lecce, its sea and coastal erosion: citizens’ voice and ideas

Solutions to address coastal erosion and the relationship between Lecce and its sea. This is the goal of Climathon, a 24-hour event to be held on October 27-28, 2017. How to apply? Application deadline for participants: October 15, 2017 […]

Public Consultation on National Adaptation Plan to Climate Change launched

The Ministry of the Environment calls citizens and institutions, the world of research, associations and more in general all the relevant stakeholders to have a discussion on its official website on its text, in preparation of the final version of this document […]

Natural hazards: towards an integrated approach

How do people make decisions in the context of climate change risks and environmental conflicts? How can we measure their impacts? A clearer system of classification of disasters, an improvement of loss accounting mechanisms and a refocusing on extensive forms of risk can offer new possibilities for developing a more coherent path towards disaster risk reduction and sustainable development
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Postdoc position at Princeton University – Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

A fellowship for a postdoctoral or more senior researcher in behavioral science under the guidance of Prof. Elke Weber to investigate obstacles to human adaptation to changes, in particular climate change. Have you got multidisciplinary interests in psychology, political science, the environmental sciences, other social and policy sciences, planning, architecture, and engineering? Find out more and apply now! […]

INQUIMUS workshop series: integrating different assessment methodologies for multi-dimensional phenomena

How can scientific assessments inform decisions for problem solving in practice? As part of targeted efforts to disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, a critical scientific discussion on assessments methods to identify common achievements and challenges. On September 19-21, 2017, in Bolzano, Italy. Deadline for abstracts submission: 4 August 2017 […]

An engineering approach to climate change: international and national experiences

How translate mitigation and adaptation objectives in specific planning criteria? Tools and methodologies in a seminar focused on water engineering: water resources, urban drainage, floods and the implications for climate adaptation plans. With the participation of CMCC researcher Paola Mercogliano […]

Adaptation: tools for an economic assessment

Adaptation choices informed by economic data. New methodologies and applications, and cost-benefit analyses. ECONADAPT Toolbox and Library are available for use: they will provide information for policy makers and economists […]

Fostering dialogue between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

A session chaired by CMCC researchers in the framework of the 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. A discussion on the main conceptual and methodological challenges faced when developing efficient monitoring and evaluation procedures, sharing of the lessons learned so far and searching for synergies between the fields […]

Forests and land use from Tropics to Siberia: how they affect temperature

Trees and forests can make the difference. They can affect temperature regionally in many areas of the world: it’s a matter of soil, color of land (darker or lighter), water availability, snow cover. The results of a study focused on how land cover changes impact on regional temperatures and precipitation, realized by CMCC researchers working in an international team […]

5th International Conference on Reanalysis

The event organized by the Copernicus Climate Change Service and the World Climate Research Programme focused on reanalysis activities and climate variations monitoring in support to policy makers. Find out more and submit your abstract: the deadline has been extended up to May 31st, 2017 […]

Landslides and climate change: how to assess future impacts

Climate chain simulations, models and impact tools: how research tries to understand how climate change will affect future geological hazards such as landslides. The case study of Nocera Inferiore, in the Campania region, Italy, in one of the most affected areas […]