Adapting to climate change: how are European countries dealing with vulnerability and risks?

Almost all European countries have conducted national climate change vulnerability and risk assessments as part of their adaptation plans to better deal with the impacts of climate-related hazards, according to a new report by the European Environment Agency […]

European research on Xylella fastidiosa: the contributions of POnTE and XF-ACTORS projects

The main achievements obtained up to date in the research on the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa by POnTE and XF-ACTORS projects have been resumed in a technical report available in open access. A snapshot of the current EU research programs and an update of the most relevant results addressing this emerging pathogen accomplished by both projects […]

Innovation in communicating climate change: the call for the Best Climate Solutions 2018 Award is open

The Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change in partnership with Festival for the Earth launches the 2018 edition of the Best Climate Solutions Award, looking for innovative projects and ideas to communicate climate change in education, advocacy, media production. The winning proposal will be presented at the Festival for the Earth 2018 in Venice and will receive a cash prize of 3000 euros […]

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 […]

Carbon Pricing and Global Warming: assessing the macroeconomic impacts

To what extent can a worldwide carbon pricing foster the transition towards a low-carbon economy and help mitigate the effects of global warming? Economist Gael Giraud discussed the macroeconomic impact of carbon pricing and public subsidies while evaluating the extent to which these policies are sustainable. Watch the video of the CMCC seminar […]

Arctic: winners and losers of the last frontier race

Interview with Marzio Mian, journalist and author of the book “Artico.La battaglia per il Grande Nord”, about the deep transformations occurring across the Arctic Circle due to climate change and the protagonists of the race that is shaping the future of region […]

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 […]

What’s driving biodiversity loss in Europe?

Intensification of agriculture and forestry, climate change, resource extraction, invasive alien species, and pollution: new findings reported by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services detail what is driving biodiversity loss and the reduction of nature’s contributions to people in Europe […]

Human behavior is the key to reducing flood risk

The extent of damages caused by floods also depends on how people prepare to face the risk but current methods do not take into account individual perception and human behavior. An international team of scientists including Director of CMCC RAAS Division Jaroslav Mysiak addresses the issue in a Perspective article published in Nature Climate Change […]

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 […]

Drinking Europe: the path of water towards sustainability

It’s a problem that concerns all 500 million Europeans. Floods, droughts, water scarcity have dramatically increased in number and intensity in the UE due to climate change. How we can protect and manage water resources in order to maximize their efficient utilization while minimizing the present-day negative aspects? The PROLINE-CE project wants to address these issues by the implementation of innovative best practices  and measures of land use and water protection in pilot actions […]

Talks, conferences and multimedia: the Festival of Human Rights starts in Milan

Screenings, conferences, exhibitions, meetings with international experts, and activities for students. CMCC Foundation takes part in the third edition of the Festival of Human Rights, where the Earth is protagonist […]

One challenge, many solutions: CMCC launches a new participative platform for innovative ideas to address climate change

The CMCC’s website Best Climate Solutions is online! The new web platform developed by the CMCC Foundation is dedicated to innovative, bottom-up efforts […]

The New Research Agenda for Cities and Climate Change

What are the next steps for cities facing climate change? Stakeholders at the IPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference in Edmonton, Canada, outlined a new research agenda for cities and climate change highlighting inclusion and social transformation, evidence-based information, and funding and finance […]

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 […]