Students talk about the Master in Climate Change Science and Management

Designed for those who wants to become experts on climate change, thanks to a multidisciplinary programme, which allow them to plan innovative solutions to the most urgent phenomena of our time. Few days left to apply for the new Master in Climate Change Science and Management […]

Climate change poised to transform marine and freshwater ecosystems

Nearly 60 million people are employed in fisheries and aquaculture. Climate change poses a risk to their livelihoods. A new report FAO presents new research as well as unique synthesis of the most current scientific information on how a changing climate is altering the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers and reshaping the lives of the communities who rely on them. With the scenarios of ocean change provided by the CMCC […]

Research insights and policy solutions: An innovative international partnership between CMCC and RFF

A new transatlantic research institute on climate change and natural resource economics is born […]

Malaria: increases in mortality due to climate change

A disease of great public health concern affecting nearly half of the world’s population, and it is spreading across countries. Malaria also seems to be one of the health outcomes most sensitive to climate change. Child mortality, accounting for 70% of total malaria mortality, is likely to increase by up to 20% in some areas due to climate change by the end of the 21st century. A study by CMCC researcher S. Dasgupta investigated the relationship between climatic exposure and malaria mortality […]

A snapshot of Antarctic climate variability over the last 2000 years

What about climate trends in the Antarctic region? Barbara Stenni, Associate professor of Geochemistry at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice presented an expanded paleoclimate database including ice core isotope records over 7 distinct climatic regions covering the Antarctic continent. Watch the video […]

Eleventh Annual Meeting of IAMC: the call for abstracts is open

Submit your abstract and participate in the Integrated Modeling Assessment Consortium annual meeting, to be held in Sevilla, Spain, on November 13-15, 2018. Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2018 […]

Climate-ADAPT found to be a key tool for adaptation to climate change in Europe

The number of users of the joint European Environment Agency (EEA) – European Commission Climate-ADAPT online knowledge hub has increased fivefold since its launch in 2012, according to an EEA report recently published. The assessment confirms the increasing value of the web platform for users such as policy makers, city planners, and other experts who are looking to share and make use of information and best practices in adapting to climate change […]

New Master’s Programme in Climate Change Science and Management in Venice

A one-year international Master Programme to train new experts that will contribute in facing the challenge of climate change […]

The future of the cost of climate change

Estimates of climate impacts in Europe reveal a distinct north-south gradient, placing harsher damages on some of the poorer European countries. A similar pattern exists in the United States. James Rising, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics provides a piece on new research on the social cost of carbon and the importance of higher resolution climate projections […]

Innovation in communicating climate change: Best Climate Solutions 2018 Award

Organized by CMCC in partnership with Festival for the Earth, the Best Climate Solutions 2018 Award is looking for innovative projects and ideas to communicate climate change […]

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 […]

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 […]