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 […]

Climathon: the CMCC brings Lecce and Venice to a 24-hour climate change event

There’s time to participate until October 15, 2017. Two cities, two challenges, one goal: to address climate change related risks while finding innovative and sustainable ideas and solutions […]

Fostering dialogue between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

A session chaired by CMCC researchers in the framework of the 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. A discussion on the main conceptual and methodological challenges faced when developing efficient monitoring and evaluation procedures, sharing of the lessons learned so far and searching for synergies between the fields […]

Building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters: the outcome of the 2017 European Forum

A unique opportunity in Instabul to shape the implementation and monitoring of the Sendai Framework in Europe. Preparing to share experiences, lessons learnt, and gap analyses views on disaster risk reduction in Europe for the 2017 Global Platform to be held on 22-26 May 2017, in Cancun, Mexico. Read the final declaration of the Open Forum […]

Landslides and climate change: how to assess future impacts

Climate chain simulations, models and impact tools: how research tries to understand how climate change will affect future geological hazards such as landslides. The case study of Nocera Inferiore, in the Campania region, Italy, in one of the most affected areas […]

Building local resilience to climate disaster risk

The Best Climate Practices 2017 contest is on! This new edition is focused on Disaster risk reduction, an essential piece of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Participate and send your proposal by May 31st, 2017. […]

The Impacts of Climate Change in Italy. Photos from the present to understand the future

The ICCG has just launched a photo contest to illustrate the ongoing climate change impacts in Italy. The photo sent by May 16th will be used to realized a photo dossier […]

Climate change, extreme events and flood vulnerability in Paraguay

Presented the results of the CMCC Foundation study realized in the framework of CHAKE OU project. A climate risk analysis and flood vulnerability assessment in Paraguay: it will provide useful information for a National Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation of the South American country […]

IAERE Young Environmental Economist Award 2017

The recognition given to the best paper presented by a young economist at the Annual Conference of the Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (IAERE) to Shouro Dasgupta, CMCC researcher at ECIP Division, ex-equo with Claudia Ghisetti (JRC – EC). Focus of the paper, the highly relevant impact of climatic variables on malaria mortality rates […]

Disaster Risk Reduction, ICCG’s New Hot Topic in 2017

Research, seminars and activities to deepen our understanding of a topic of particular relevance in global climate change governance and at the center of the post-2015 development agenda, complementary to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and a resilient world as defined in the Paris Agreement. The launch of the topic with the first webinar on February 8, 2017 […]

Vulnerable Europe? A report on climate risk

Snapshot of present and future impacts of climate change. The new report by EEA, realized also with the contribution of the CMCC research on extreme events, energy, and tourism […]

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 […]

The role of Multilateral Development Banks in supporting climate action in developing countries

The key role of the private sector and the insurance sector in funding climate adaptation and mitigation measures and in providing insurance for climate impacts in developing countries. A video lecture by Christian Grossmann, Director of Climate Change, World Bank Group […]

The scientific community teams up to address climate change

Different expertise and experiences talking together while promoting a fruitful and constructive dialogue on the issue of climate change. Over 100 scientific presentations collected and discussed at the SISC Annual Conference entitled “Climate challenges and solutions under the 2°C target” to be held in Cagliari on 19-20 October 2016. The welcome message of Prof. Donatella Spano, SISC President, and the lectures of Andrea Karpati, Head of Policy at Climate-KIC, and Fiamma Straneo, senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (USA) […]