Ratcheting up Brazil´s Nationally Determined Contribution: a consistent roadmap towards the global temperature goal 2 – 1.5 °C

How will Brazil contribute to the Paris Agreement’s mitigation goals? Which roles will play agriculture, forestry, land use, biofuels, electrifications of vehicles, carbon capture and storage? Roberto Schaeffer, researcher at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, explored Brazil’s role in global efforts to address climate change. Watch the video. […]

Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture – Submit your comments and join the event

Available the paper preview summarizing the views submitted on the elements included in the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) and the process foreseen for the implementation of this joint work. Request a copy of the draft summary, and share your inputs by 20 May 2018. On May 3, 2018, join also the event “Koronivia for Climate Action: raising ambition through agricultural sectors” […]

Agriculture in Southern Italy: planning ahead to address water risk

Water management for agriculture is essential to tackle water stress exacerbated by climate change. A study assessed the vulnerability of irrigated agriculture in six irrigation districts in Sardinia, Sicily, Puglia and Basilicata. Among the authors, the CMCC researchers Serena Marras, Simone Mereu, Donatella Spano and Antonio Trabucco […]

Water, climate and agriculture: the case study of Puglia region

Over the past 60 years increasing water demand, population growth, urban expansion, and intensive agricultural practices in many areas have exacerbated the impact […]

Climate change reshaping wine geography

How climate change could transform the world’s wine map? Droughts, erratic swings in temperature, and earlier ripening may make viticulture more difficult. Renowned regions producing high quality wines may soon become unsuitable for raising grapes, a study on the impacts of climate change on wine production and resilience shows […]

The great thirst: science, innovation and business for optimizing the use of water resources in agriculture

It’s one of the manufacturing sectors that requires more water: how can we combine productivity and a more sustainable use of natural resources? Some answers arose from the collaboration between scientific research and companies. The Mutti case study, with the participation of CMCC and WWF, presented by CMCC researcher Monia Santini at “Labirinto d’Acque”, the 4-day events dedicated to water […]

Economics at the service of biodiversity conservation: the CMCC Foundation joins the BIOECON research network

What are the economic and policy driven forces responsible for the decline of biodiversity? Which tools could tackle the effects of these drivers? With the aim of advancing economic theory and policy for biodiversity conservation, CMCC Foundation joins the BIOdiversity and Economics for Conservation (BIOECON) network […]

The nexus between food and migration: the potential role of climate change

How climate change and food insecurity affects migration and vice versa? CMCC researcher Monia Santini will explore this issue taking part in the panel discussion “Agricoltura e cambiamenti climatici: i campi non sono più gli stessi” in the framework of the International Food Journalism Festival. On February 23, 2018, in Turin […]

Climate change and human migrations, understanding the geopolitical nexus in the Euro-Mediterranean

How food insecurity affects migration and vice versa? A new report analyses the nexus food-migration, with a focus on the trans-Mediterranean countries. CMCC researchers M. Santini, L. Caporaso, G. Barbato and S. Noce explore how climate change influences the past, present and future vulnerability of countries of origin, transit and destination of migrants […]

Agriculture at risk in Italy: the potential impacts of climate change

What are the implications of warming on agricultural productivity? A focus on Italian agriculture in a new study recently published on European Review of Agricultural Economics highlighting that farm net revenues are very sensitive to seasonal changes in temperature and precipitation while suggesting increasingly harmful effects under more severe climate scenarios […]

When proteins help economy, environment, health: an analysis of their environmental footprints

Some kind of proteins can be up to 30 times more expensive than others for the environment. Or can be 240 more pollutant in terms of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. The animal and plant-source proteins production, their impacts on ecosystems, health and emissions, possible scenarios for a different future. The results of the study recently published on Land Use Policy by A. Di Paola and Monia Santini highlighting why our food choices matter […]

Agriculture: the mitigation potential of trees on farms

How can we monitor the extent of trees on farms globally and their relevance across different regions? A study of CMCC researcher Antonio Trabucco explores the role of trees on agricultural land and their significance for carbon sequestration at a global level, along with recent change trends […]

Climate, agriculture, migration: scientific results and possible scenarios

Food security, migrant emergency and climate induced displacement, with a focus on the current situation in Africa and in the Mediterranean area. Prof. Riccardo Valentini takes part to the conference organized by CNR with the Presidency of the Council of Ministers while attending the round-table focused on how to contribute to the success of the Paris Agreement […]

Water management: from panaceas to actual solutions

Leading water researchers from Australia, the US and Europe to identify those factors enabling and preventing a successful efficiency-oriented water management. A workshop organized by the CMCC in Venice and broadcasted live via Go-to-Webinar […]

Counteracting Xylella threat with a multidisciplinary research approach

The biology, genetics and pathogenicity of Xylella fastidiosa. The ecology and control of Xf vectors. Tools for early detection, eco-epidemiology and risk assessment, innovative and sustainable strategies for the control of the disease. Do you want to know more about the XF – ACTORS project? Take a look at its factsheet! […]