EAERE-ETH Winter School on “The Economics of Energy Transition”

The EAERE winter school dealing with different aspects of the energy transition, to be held on 27 January – 1 February 2019 in Ascona, Switzerland. Deadline for applications: September 14th, 2018 […]

How can governments foster sustainable innovation?

Human innovations created widespread human prosperity. However, they are also threatening the global environmental systems on which our economy and civilization depend. The likely solutions to these challenges will require yet more innovation: 3 policy proposals that would support more innovation of the environmentally beneficial kind […]

Progress falls short on SDG7 energy targets

In every area of sustainable energy measured by Sustainable Development Goal 7 – achieving universal energy access, clean cooking, higher rates of energy efficiency improvements, and increasing the share of renewable energy – overall progress falls short of what is needed to meet targets by 2030. Some real gains have bene observed, however, in terms of the expansion of access to electricity in poorer countries, energy efficiency improvements in the industrial sector, and renewable energy gains in the electricity sector […]

Effort Sharing, land-use, energy efficiency: EU sets new laws  to achieve 2030 climate targets

The Council of the European Union gave final approval to key regulations covering GHG emission reductions, land-use activities, energy performance of buildings and environmental reporting obligations for Member States […]

Renewable energy goals require renewed commitment

A six-fold acceleration of renewable energy adoption is needed to meet the energy-related emission reduction goals of the Paris Agreement. An increased commitment to renewable energy and energy efficiency will provide the additional benefits of economic growth and human welfare improvements. This transformation can be achieved through more direct use of renewables and increased electrification of transport and heat, with solar and wind capacity at the lead, however policy action is needed to meet the challenge […]

How to limit global warming to 1.5°C?

A new study published on Nature Climate Change and co-authored by CMCC researchers J. Emmerling, L. Drouet, and M. Tavoni assesses the feasibility of the 1.5°C threshold under different socioeconomic conditions […]

The future and its opportunities: clean energy, job market, technologies and climate change

Getting rid of coal, learning to manage climate change risks in the best possible way, building a dialogue between science, business, decision-making, and society. The discussion panel organized by the CMCC Foundation in the context of “All4TheGreen – Mobilizing Climate Science” in Bologna to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the IPCC. With Youba Sokona, Carlo Carraro, Nadia Pinardi, Sandro Fuzzi, Andrea Segré, and Antonio Navarra. […]

Top 10 innovations that will help the world to cut CO2 emissions

The Innovation for Cool Earth Forum elected the most notable among recent innovative developments in energy and climate change mitigation area that had been presented within the past 2 years. Selection criteria include GHG emissions reduction potential, innovativeness, and overall feasibility. Here a presentation of the winning projects […]

The political economy of energy innovation

Did you know that countries with better governance are characterized by higher levels of energy-related Research and Development, or that left-wing governments are more likely to devote resources to the energy sector? And what’re the impacts on energy innovation? A new study by CMCC Foundation explores the effects of environmental policy, institutions, political orientation, and lobbying on energy innovation […]

INNOPATHS: Building a shared vision for the EU energy transition

What are the major challenges that emission intensive sectors face in order to transition towards decarbonization? Six workshops, focused on six sectors of particular importance to the low-carbon transition – power, buildings, transport, agriculture, industry and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) – to foster the exchange and discussion of views […]

Visions for post-carbon cities in the energy transition

The strategies envisaged for a transition process towards post-carbon cities in the framework of the EU project POCACITO. The CMCC contribution to the report of the LCS-RNet community on cutting edge research for low carbon societies aiming at contributing to international as well as national policymaking […]

WE are MED: going beyond thematic communities

The event organized by the Interreg MED Programme on May 16th – 17th in Alicante. An occasion to work on project synergies, find a common work methodology and build a strong Interreg MED community […]

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 […]

The Efficient Buildings thematic community launched

The Interreg Horizontal Project MEDNICE launched its community on energy efficiency for efficient buildings in the Mediterranean area during the kick-off meeting held in Nice, France, on March 7-8, 2017 […]

CO2 emissions: future income and energy efficiency as key drivers

How to combine economic growth and sustainability? The answers of a study published on Nature Climate Change, with the CMCC contribution by Giacomo Marangoni, Massimo Tavoni and Valentina Bosetti […]