Climate change and the future of our planet

How do we expect climate to evolve in the future? Will human beings be able to address environmental issues? Will we be able to prevent and cope with climate-induced migrations?
CMCC President Antonio Navarra will answer to these questions on February 12, 2018 at the conference organized in the framework of the cultural initiative “Guardando al futuro”. An event to interrogate the future and the particular historical moment we are living in […]

Global Risks Report 2018: insights and trends

Environmental risks have grown in prominence over the last decades. According to the report just launched by the World Economic Forum, among the most pressing environmental challenges facing us are extreme weather events and temperatures; accelerating biodiversity loss; pollution of air, soil and water; failures of climate-change mitigation and adaptation; and transition risks as we move to a low-carbon society […]

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 […]

Hydrogeological risk: the effect of climate and environment

How climate change affects slope stability? The more interesting research and case studies for the evaluation of ongoing and future landslide activity to be presented at the session organized by the CMCC Foundation – REMHI Division at EGU 2018, on April 8-13, 2018, in Vienna, Austria. Deadline for abstract submission: 10 January 2018 […]

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 […]

Forests facing climate change: the case study of Southern Europe

Chestnut, the birch, the spruce could disappear on the most part of their historical European distribution. Beech, fir, larch, Scots pine, English and […]

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 […]

ECOMONDO: all the ideas of Climathon 2017 for smart and resilient cities

Presented at Rimini Exhibition Ecomondo the winning projects of the Climathon marathons that took place in 18 Italian cities. Among them, the ideas awarded at the Climathon events of Lecce, Venice, Sassari and Bologna with CMCC involvement and participation […]

The CMCC at the UN Climate Conference COP23 in Bonn

Decarbonization pathways, Loss & Damage, the evaluation of nationally determined contributions’ emission reduction, and the perspective of a green growth under the Paris Agreement. Side events and debate with CMCC at COP23 in Bonn […]

COP23 pre-launch “Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Concepts Methods and Policy Options”

A synopsis summarising key findings of the forthcoming book identifying practical and evidence-based policy options to inform the Loss and Damage discourse and climate negotiations. CMCC researcher Elisa Calliari, co-author with Jaroslav Mysiak of a book chapter, will take part to the event. On November 9, 2017, in Bonn […]

The CMCC live at COP23 in Bonn: on air on Caterpillar – Radio2 Programme

What’s the air at the UN Climate Conference COP23 in Bonn? What are the challenges awaiting for the international cooperation to help the most vulnerable countries to climate change? CMCC researcher Elisa Calliari talked about these issues in an interview on Caterpillar – Radio2 Programme. Listen to the podcast […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]