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 […]

Ratcheting up Brazil´s Nationally Determined Contribution: a consistent roadmap towards the global temperature goal 2 – 1.5 °C

How will Brazil contribute to the Paris Agreement’s mitigation goals? Which roles will play agriculture, forestry, land use, biofuels, electrifications of vehicles, carbon capture and storage? Roberto Schaeffer, researcher at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, explored Brazil’s role in global efforts to address climate change. Watch the video. […]

Sustainable mobility: how to foster electric cars sales and reduce CO2 emissions?

Tax reliefs, carbon taxes and incentives promote the sales of low-emission cars. A new study by the European Environment Agency (EEA) demonstrates how the political measures undertaken in different countries are fundamental to increase such a commerce […]

Low carbon economy can generate millions of new jobs

While climate change mitigation measures may cause short-term job losses, the new flagship report by the International Labor Organization shows that a just transition to a more sustainable economy offers much potential for job creation and the promotion of decent work […]

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 […]

EU ETS: what you need to know about the reform of the cap-and-trade system to curb European emission

After almost three years of legislative debate and tense negotiations, the reform of the European Emission Trading Scheme has become law. The new system promises to both sustain carbon prices at a level high enough to spur low-carbon investments, and protect the competitiveness of European energy and industry sector […]

One challenge, many solutions: CMCC launches a new participative platform for innovative ideas to address climate change

The CMCC’s website Best Climate Solutions is online! The new web platform developed by the CMCC Foundation is dedicated to innovative, bottom-up efforts […]

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 […]

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 […]

Draft IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

Sent out for comments from governments and other experts, the text is a work in progress which could change substantially and do not necessarily represent the IPCC’s final assessment of the state of knowledge. According to leaked IPCC drafts, we need unprecedented changes in energy use, industry and other sectors to limit global warming below 1.5°C […]

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 […]