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! […]

INNOPATHS: Building a shared vision for the EU energy transition

What are the major challenges that emission intensive sectors face in order to transition towards decarbonization? Six workshops, focused on six sectors of particular importance to the low-carbon transition – power, buildings, transport, agriculture, industry and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) – to foster the exchange and discussion of views […]

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 […]

Climate change: the organic farming potential

Cutting down the emissions by 60% while reaching the double objective of providing healthy food and mitigation strategies: organic farming could represent a pathway to achieve these goals. All the outcomes in the study of the CMCC Foundation on wholemeal bread production in Italy […]

Towards a low carbon economy: a new climate strategy for Albania launched

A comprehensive strategy and action plan with targets and methods on how to mitigate climate change is now in place. It covers policies and actions in those economic sectors that contribute most to carbon emissions […]

Land use changes: assessing climate change effects

The interplay between land use and climate change is essential in understanding land-based climate mitigation options and how societies will adapt to climate change in the future. 
An overview of the state-of-the-knowledge of the biophysical land cover changes (LCC) climate effects. Searching for some tools for policy makers […]

The EWRI 2017 Best Paper Award announced

A special recognition for Prof. Donatella Spano, researcher at CMCC Foundation, for the paper “Correcting Midseason Crop Coefficients for Climate” published on Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. On May 23, 2017, in Sacramento, California, the award ceremony […]

Climate change and agriculture: how to assess future impacts?

Crop productivity and future climate impacts. A comparison between models and observations in the first CMCC seminar, the video of the presentation of Malcolm Mistry, ECIP Division […]

How we monitor greenhouse gases in Europe: ICOS-RI explained the Italian partners

The cutting-edge Italian research on carbon cycle and greenhouse gas budget and its protagonists. ICOS-RI, the pan-european integrated carbon observation system research infrastructure and its Ecosystem Thematic Centre coordinated by the CMCC Foundation. Presented at the Radio24 programme “L’altro pianeta” […]

Methane: all the data of a key factor affecting climate change

It is one of the most important greenhouse gases with even a global warming potential larger than CO2. An international study provides information and data on its increasing concentrations in the atmosphere. Among the authors, CMCC researcher Monia Santini […]

Italy-Russia cooperation, together to catch new opportunities

Scientific research, business, green economy, biodiversity, renewable energy, advanced innovation for agriculture. Those are the cornerstones of four initiatives of utmost excellence for an unprecedented collaboration between Italy and Russia that features as leading actors the excellence of Russian and Italian research (such as CMCC Foundation) and industrial partners. Initiatives presented at COP22 at the Italian Pavilion […]

User requirements of climate information and impact indicators: European survey to inform the Copernicus Climate Change Service

A major survey is now live, enabling organizations and businesses across Europe to shape the development of the Copernicus Climate Change Service. An initiative of the SECTEUR project which aims to understand the requirements of climate information and impact indicators across a number of sectors: agriculture, forestry, coasts, health, transport, insurance and tourism. Available online until November 15th, 2016 […]

Climate change and agricultural losses: what role for insurance?

Extreme weather events, coupled with vulnerable and exposed socioeconomic systems, can lead to significant negative economic impacts, particularly in the agriculture sector. These weather-related disasters are costly to prevent – and costly to recover from. Carlo Carraro explores the role of the agricultural insurance, as a heterogeneous instrument that eases post-disaster recovery […]