Assessing mitigation strategies from forest ecosystems

A model to predict the evolution and growth dynamics of forests including carbon and water fluxes while evaluating the potential role of forests in climate change mitigation. A study published on Forests by CMCC researchers S. Marconi, T. Chiti, R. Valentini and A. Collalti […]

Climate change – The Grand Challenge

The presentation of the results of the international contest of communication and creativity. The winning works that highlight methods and opportunities for interaction with the environment and the effects induced by climate change. An event with the patronage of the CMCC Foundation. In Venice, on December 1st, 2017, during the celebration of the Antarctica Day […]

Climathon 2017: what happened in Lecce, Venice, Sassari and Bologna

Coastal erosion and sustainable development of the seaside in Lecce, art and science in dialogue to address sea level rise in Venice, green infrastructures to enhance urban resilience to climate change in Sassari, Copernicus data for developing green and blue urban networks in Bologna. The challenges and solutions awarded in the Climathon events organized or supported by the CMCC Foundation […]

Climate Innovation Summit 2017: Cities, Levers of Change

Mitigation challenges and the role of education for climate action. Climate risk information and adaptation strategies. Jaroslav Mysiak, Director of the RAAS Division at the CMCC Foundation, and Prof. Carlo Carraro, explored these topics at the Climate-KIC event, this year focused on cities […]

Agriculture: the mitigation potential of trees on farms

How can we monitor the extent of trees on farms globally and their relevance across different regions? A study of CMCC researcher Antonio Trabucco explores the role of trees on agricultural land and their significance for carbon sequestration at a global level, along with recent change trends […]

Climathon Lecce: ideas to save the future of our coasts. Here are the winners

A connection between the seaside and hinterland of the municipality of Lecce, a reduction of the anthropic pressure on coastal areas and a sharing responsibility in integrated coastal areas management. These are the key points of the winning project of Climathon Lecce 2017 entitled “LinkShiftShare” realized by Chiara De Rinaldis, Giuseppe Scandone, Federico Paperi, Michele Perrotti, Nunzio Luciano Fazio […]

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 […]

Science for Disaster Risk Management 2017: knowing more and losing less

How much do we know about natural and man-made disasters? And how we can use existing knowledge to save lives and money? The state-of-the-art in disaster risk management in a comprehensive report of the European Commission’s Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre. Among the authors, CMCC researchers Jaroslav Mysiak, Dionisio Peréz Blanco and Elisa Calliari of RAAS – Risk assessment and adaptation strategies Division […]

International Conference on Microplastic Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea

An event focused on microplastics, one of the most actual and dangerous source of marine pollution, to share current knowledge, identify issues and propose solutions and actions to face and mitigate this environmental threat. CMCC President Antonio Navarra is a member of the International Advisory Board and will give a speech at the conference as invited speaker. On September 26-29, 2017, in Capri (NA), Italy […]

An engineering approach to climate change: international and national experiences

How translate mitigation and adaptation objectives in specific planning criteria? Tools and methodologies in a seminar focused on water engineering: water resources, urban drainage, floods and the implications for climate adaptation plans. With the participation of CMCC researcher Paola Mercogliano […]

Forests and land use from Tropics to Siberia: how they affect temperature

Trees and forests can make the difference. They can affect temperature regionally in many areas of the world: it’s a matter of soil, color of land (darker or lighter), water availability, snow cover. The results of a study focused on how land cover changes impact on regional temperatures and precipitation, realized by CMCC researchers working in an international team […]

5th International Conference on Reanalysis

The event organized by the Copernicus Climate Change Service and the World Climate Research Programme focused on reanalysis activities and climate variations monitoring in support to policy makers. Find out more and submit your abstract: the deadline has been extended up to May 31st, 2017 […]

Climate change: the organic farming potential

Cutting down the emissions by 60% while reaching the double objective of providing healthy food and mitigation strategies: organic farming could represent a pathway to achieve these goals. All the outcomes in the study of the CMCC Foundation on wholemeal bread production in Italy […]

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 […]

Land use changes: assessing climate change effects

The interplay between land use and climate change is essential in understanding land-based climate mitigation options and how societies will adapt to climate change in the future. 
An overview of the state-of-the-knowledge of the biophysical land cover changes (LCC) climate effects. Searching for some tools for policy makers […]