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 […]

Disaster Risk Reduction, ICCG’s New Hot Topic in 2017

Research, seminars and activities to deepen our understanding of a topic of particular relevance in global climate change governance and at the center of the post-2015 development agenda, complementary to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and a resilient world as defined in the Paris Agreement. The launch of the topic with the first webinar on February 8, 2017 […]

COP22 in Marrakech: an assessment of its achievements

Keeping political momentum high was one the main goal of the Marrakech Climate Change Conference, as stressed by its slogan the “COP of action”. Many concrete issues had been left unanswered by the Paris Agreement. With its rapid entry into force, COP22 was asked to start considering how to shift from what was decided in Paris to how the agreement’s ambitious objectives will actually be fulfilled. A new post by Carlo Carraro […]

Cutting edge satellites for CO2 monitoring: ESA expert group launched

CMCC Foundation researcher A. Bombelli was recently elected as member of the ESA CO2 Monitoring Task Force. The group will collect information and data for two years in order to plan a satellite mission for anthropogenic CO2 assessment and monitoring. He was chosen as expert in the field of climate change and carbon cycle and as CMCC coordinator of GEO group. His work will be mainly focused on users’ needs […]

Special COP22 Marrakech: the Paris Agreement powers the engine up

The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (#COP22) is taking place from 7-18 November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. The event starts just a few days after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, on November 4, 2016. Analyses, background and future implications from the newsletter of Climate Policy Observer […]

Paris Agreement Enters into Force – Celebration and Reality Check

This is a moment to celebrate. It is also a moment to look ahead with sober assessment and renewed will over the task ahead. A message by Patricia Espinosa, UNFCCC Executive Secretary and Salaheddine Mezouar, President of COP22 and Minister of Morocco […]

The scientific community teams up to address climate change

Different expertise and experiences talking together while promoting a fruitful and constructive dialogue on the issue of climate change. Over 100 scientific presentations collected and discussed at the SISC Annual Conference entitled “Climate challenges and solutions under the 2°C target” to be held in Cagliari on 19-20 October 2016. The welcome message of Prof. Donatella Spano, SISC President, and the lectures of Andrea Karpati, Head of Policy at Climate-KIC, and Fiamma Straneo, senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (USA) […]

The best available science to address climate change

High-profile scientific talks and multidisciplinary debates with institutions and experts at the regional, national and international level. The 2016 Annual Conference of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences (SISC), on October 19-20, 2016, in Cagliari […]

Paris pledges not enough, additional action needed to slow climate change: top scientists’ analysis

Without additional action and advanced technologies the 2°C temperature target, the threshold for the world to avoid the worst effects of climate change, could be reached as soon as 2050. The Truth About Climate Change, the new analysis released by the Universal Ecological Fund […]

Paris Agreement to enter into force as EU agrees ratification

With today’s European Parliament approval, the last hurdle is cleared: the political process for EU to ratify the Paris Agreement is concluded. The EU ratification and deposit will cross the 55% emission threshold and therefore trigger the entry into force of the Paris Agreement […]

European Committee of Regions local events: next dates in Cagliari, Rome and Catania

Three public events to engage citizens in a two-way communication on EU issues, giving voice to the interests and expectations of EU territories […]

IV Annual Conference – Climate challenges and solutions under the 2°C target

The main Italian Research Institutes on Climate Change involved in the scientific program. Parallel sessions to foster the scientific debate among scientists, policy and decision makers (Italians and foreigners), NGOs members and other stakeholders whose activities are focused on climate change. A keynote lecture on programs and strategies to bridge Paris Agreement into action. Poster sessions for a dynamic debate on the latest research projects on the multidisciplinary dimension of climate change studies […]

Addressing the under 2°C target: regional experiences and good practices

An event organized in the framework of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) local events “Let’s talk about Europe” to present and discuss the role of regions and cities in implementing the Paris agreement on climate change while fostering citizens’ dialogue on climate change related policies and initiatives. On October 21st, 2016, in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy […]

Measuring Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, the UN Assembly unanimously approved its new Sustainable Development Goals. It is now crucial to start preparing adequate data sets to measure the progress of each country towards a sustainable development. A new post on Carlo Carraro’s blog […]

G20: key step forward as US and China agree to ratify Paris climate deal

Presidents Obama and Xi ratified the Paris Climate Change Agreement on the eve of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China. At the moment, 26 Parties, accounting for 39.06% of global GHG emissions, have ratified of 197 Parties to the Convention […]