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 […]