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 […]

FEEM – ICCG Best Practices Contest Awards: top projects for expanding access to climate finance

Bottom-up initiatives providing funds for emission reduction projects and climate resilience actions showcased at awarding event in Milan. Two projects awarded: the jury’s choice was motivated by the will to award two active and operative entities implementing microfinance strategies that have proven their capacity to deliver concrete results in climate-vulnerable developing countries […]

Special COP22 Marrakech: the Paris Agreement powers the engine up

The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (#COP22) is taking place from 7-18 November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. The event starts just a few days after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, on November 4, 2016. Analyses, background and future implications from the newsletter of Climate Policy Observer […]

Addressing the under 2°C target: regional experiences and good practices

An event organized in the framework of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) local events “Let’s talk about Europe” to present and discuss the role of regions and cities in implementing the Paris agreement on climate change while fostering citizens’ dialogue on climate change related policies and initiatives. On October 21st, 2016, in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy […]

Measuring Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, the UN Assembly unanimously approved its new Sustainable Development Goals. It is now crucial to start preparing adequate data sets to measure the progress of each country towards a sustainable development. A new post on Carlo Carraro’s blog […]

G20: key step forward as US and China agree to ratify Paris climate deal

Presidents Obama and Xi ratified the Paris Climate Change Agreement on the eve of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China. At the moment, 26 Parties, accounting for 39.06% of global GHG emissions, have ratified of 197 Parties to the Convention […]

Up to 155 countries set to sign Paris Agreement

More than 150 governments, with US and China pushing to bring Paris climate deal into force as soon as possible, have confirmed that they will attend the signing ceremony on April 22 in New York. The Paris climate agreement needs to be approved by 55 countries accounting for at least 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions to enter into force. Last updates on events planned and the list of Parties signing the agreement […]

Climate and energy targets in China’s 13th Five-Years Plan

A specific target for PM2.5 and other measures to address pollution. A wide-ranging plan including several binding and guiding targets for China’s economy and policy until 2020 setting the country on a path to a 48 percent reduction in carbon intensity levels by 2020 compared to 2005 levels […]

Paris agreement: key points and future prospects

December 12, 2015 has taken its place in the history of the fight against climate change as the date on which 195 countries succeeded in finding a common agreement for reducing anthropogenic emissions and handling the impacts of rising global temperature. Is it really a success? Carlo Carraro comments the outcomes of the COP21 in an article from his blog […]

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: success or warning sign for Paris?

The agreed commitments and targets of the international blueprint adopted in Sendai, Japan, as well as its implications for the later UN-led negotiations on sustainable development goals and climate change, reviewed and discussed. A study on Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences […]

On the recent US-China agreement on climate change

A focus on the deal that has created more international impact than the EU has been able to elicit through years of steady and progressive climate action. From Carlo Carraro’s blog […]

Clima2014/ IPCC AR5 – WG III

Mitigation of Climate Change. The Summary for Policy Makers (SPM) of the Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change – WGIII released in Berlin. Documents and materials by the IPCC
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Reducing carbon emissions to 2030 and beyond: the contribution from natural gas

A set of new scenarios for energy markets in Europe to evaluate the consistency of economic incentives and climate objectives. The key role of natural gas as transitional fuel. A new research paper by CIP Division […]

Are EU emissions cuts and energy targets too soft?

The European energy and climate strategy may be not able to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050. From a recent paper a discussion published on Nature […]

COP19, CMCC participations in events and meetings

A side event on climate knowledge and planning, participations in several meetings and an exhibit with materials on researches and activities: join the CMCC initiatives at COP19 […]