Climate change – The Grand Challenge

The presentation of the results of the international contest of communication and creativity. The winning works that highlight methods and opportunities for interaction with the environment and the effects induced by climate change. An event with the patronage of the CMCC Foundation. In Venice, on December 1st, 2017, during the celebration of the Antarctica Day […]

Climate change: the challenge of resilient cities

How will our future cities look? In Bologna, an event to discuss about the future of our cities and their ability to adapt to the new climate scenarios expected to have an increasing influence on health, wealth and quality of life of their inhabitants. With the participation of the CMCC experts Paola Mercogliano and Sergio Castellari […]

Climathon 2017: what happened in Lecce, Venice, Sassari and Bologna

Coastal erosion and sustainable development of the seaside in Lecce, art and science in dialogue to address sea level rise in Venice, green infrastructures to enhance urban resilience to climate change in Sassari, Copernicus data for developing green and blue urban networks in Bologna. The challenges and solutions awarded in the Climathon events organized or supported by the CMCC Foundation […]

Climate Innovation Summit 2017: Cities, Levers of Change

Mitigation challenges and the role of education for climate action. Climate risk information and adaptation strategies. Jaroslav Mysiak, Director of the RAAS Division at the CMCC Foundation, and Prof. Carlo Carraro, explored these topics at the Climate-KIC event, this year focused on cities […]

Climathon Lecce: ideas to save the future of our coasts. Here are the winners

A connection between the seaside and hinterland of the municipality of Lecce, a reduction of the anthropic pressure on coastal areas and a sharing responsibility in integrated coastal areas management. These are the key points of the winning project of Climathon Lecce 2017 entitled “LinkShiftShare” realized by Chiara De Rinaldis, Giuseppe Scandone, Federico Paperi, Michele Perrotti, Nunzio Luciano Fazio […]

Climate sciences: the Annual Conference launched

The scientific community makes the point on climate change in Bologna at the Annual Conference of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences. With a speech of the European Commission and the participation of Minister Gianluca Galletti […]

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 […]