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 […]

Debate: is Europe ready for climate related disasters?

Reducing risk and better adaptation strategies will be crucial to face extreme weather events such as heatwaves, storm surges and floods. On October 17, 2017, in Brussels, EEA report launch and policy debate. Join it via streaming! […]

Natural hazards: towards an integrated approach

How do people make decisions in the context of climate change risks and environmental conflicts? How can we measure their impacts? A clearer system of classification of disasters, an improvement of loss accounting mechanisms and a refocusing on extensive forms of risk can offer new possibilities for developing a more coherent path towards disaster risk reduction and sustainable development
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2014: an unusual, wet, Italian summer

Heavy rainfall that damaged agriculture, affected tourism and overall economy of Italy and the surrounding Mediterranean countries. A study recently published reconstructed those events while trying to understand the physical mechanisms responsible for such abnormal weather […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Climate change and agricultural losses: what role for insurance?

Extreme weather events, coupled with vulnerable and exposed socioeconomic systems, can lead to significant negative economic impacts, particularly in the agriculture sector. These weather-related disasters are costly to prevent – and costly to recover from. Carlo Carraro explores the role of the agricultural insurance, as a heterogeneous instrument that eases post-disaster recovery […]

Floods risk under a changing climate

Extreme weather events are expected to increase the damaging effect of storms and floods. In order to analyze the effect of climate change on pluvial flood risk, a study recently published describes a regional risk assessment methodology applied to the municipality of Venice. User-oriented risk maps and a bottom-up approach taking into account the requests, knowledge and perspectives of local stakeholders of the North Adriatic region […]

Climate challenges and solutions under the 2°C target

The Annual Conference of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences (SISC) will take place on October 19-20, 2016 at the Ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Cagliari, Italy. The call for poster is open […]

Extreme events, changes in precipitation and temperature. A new study on Po river basin

How the climate in Po river basin will change in the next decades. Changes in precipitation and temperature, with the frequency of extreme events and a reduction of water availability in summer expected to increase. A study by P. Mercogliano and S. Castellari that can be applied to Italian river basins to prevent the risk of water crisis, to promote hydraulic security and mitigate the potential impacts of future droughts to energy and agriculture sectors […]

Climate-related parameters as proxy for rainfall deficiency and aridity: the case study of Burkina Faso

A methodology for the identification of areas for which extreme climatological conditions may intensify aridity processes and rainfall deficiency. Those two aspects, combined with a potential water demand increase, may favor the intensification of the aridity processes […]

Coastal urban modeling applications: heat waves and atmospheric transport and dispersion

Follow Dr. Julie Pullen’s seminar on October 15, 2015, starting at 10:00 a.m.
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