Climate finance: are developed countries fulfilling their promises?

At the UNFCC COP15 in 2009, developed countries committed to mobilise jointly USD 100 billion a year in climate finance by 2020 to address the needs of developing countries. But Oxfam’s recent report shows that countries are still far away from that target. […]

Carbon Pricing and Global Warming: assessing the macroeconomic impacts

To what extent can a worldwide carbon pricing foster the transition towards a low-carbon economy and help mitigate the effects of global warming? Economist Gael Giraud discussed the macroeconomic impact of carbon pricing and public subsidies while evaluating the extent to which these policies are sustainable. Watch the video of the CMCC seminar […]

Addressing consumption is key to reducing emissions in cities

The carbon footprint of cities may be 60% larger than previously estimated once consumption emissions are included in the equation. A better understanding of these consumption-based emissions will improve the ability of cities to contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions at a global level and support emissions reduction activities beyond their own city boundaries. […]

The nexus between food and migration: the potential role of climate change

How climate change and food insecurity affects migration and vice versa? CMCC researcher Monia Santini will explore this issue taking part in the panel discussion “Agricoltura e cambiamenti climatici: i campi non sono più gli stessi” in the framework of the International Food Journalism Festival. On February 23, 2018, in Turin […]

The subsidies conundrum amid emission reductions, renewable boost and social impacts

Would phasing out fossil fuel subsidies help the growth of renewable energy sources? Would it drastically reduce CO2 emissions in the atmosphere? The answer of a brand new study published in the journal Nature examines fully the issues at stake. CMCC researchers Massimo Tavoni and Johannes Emmerling are among the authors of this research. […]

“Meet the IPCC”: Interview with Professor Carlo Carraro, Vice-Chair of IPCC Working Group III

Read the interview with Professor Carlo Carraro, Strategic Advisor at the CMCC Foundation, on the latest IPCC Working Group III blog post. His research, the role of economics in the IPCC, and the challenges of meeting the long-term goal of the Paris Agreement […]

COP23: after Bonn, where are we with climate negotiations?

The Talanoa dialogue, the text on agriculture and the issue of Loss and Damage. The Local Communities and Indigenous People’s Platform and the Gender Action Plan to promote an inclusive and gender-responsive climate policy. The initiatives to support the most poor and vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change. The role of the civil society and the next steps.
CMCC researchers Lucia Perugini and Eleonora Cogo, members of the Italian delegation, presented the main outcomes of COP23 […]

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 […]