INQUIMUS 2018 workshop: methods and tools to assess multi-hazard risk, vulnerability and resilience

Why do we need multi-risk assessments? What are the gaps? How can IT help us in understanding multi-risk dynamics and in validating? Call for papers is open for the 5th edition of the INQUIMUS interactive workshop, that will take place in Venice in December […]

Adapting to climate change: how are European countries dealing with vulnerability and risks?

Almost all European countries have conducted national climate change vulnerability and risk assessments as part of their adaptation plans to better deal with the impacts of climate-related hazards, according to a new report by the European Environment Agency […]

European research on Xylella fastidiosa: the contributions of POnTE and XF-ACTORS projects

The main achievements obtained up to date in the research on the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa by POnTE and XF-ACTORS projects have been resumed in a technical report available in open access. A snapshot of the current EU research programs and an update of the most relevant results addressing this emerging pathogen accomplished by both projects […]

Human behavior is the key to reducing flood risk

The extent of damages caused by floods also depends on how people prepare to face the risk but current methods do not take into account individual perception and human behavior. An international team of scientists including Director of CMCC RAAS Division Jaroslav Mysiak addresses the issue in a Perspective article published in Nature Climate Change […]

Assessing climate change costs in Europe: the innovative approach of the COACCH project

A project co-designed and co-delivered with the final users of its scientific outcomes to provide an improved assessment of the risks and costs of climate change in Europe. A new method based on the engagement of stakeholders from research, business, investment, and policy making communities throughout the entire project lifetime, as explained in a video by Prof. Francesco Bosello, coordinator of the project and Director of ECIP Division at 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 […]

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 […]

Counteracting Xylella threat with a multidisciplinary research approach

The biology, genetics and pathogenicity of Xylella fastidiosa. The ecology and control of Xf vectors. Tools for early detection, eco-epidemiology and risk assessment, innovative and sustainable strategies for the control of the disease. Do you want to know more about the XF – ACTORS project? Take a look at its factsheet! […]

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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Xyllella: here the sensor making olive trees speak

Real-time information on eco-physiological traits and plant characteristics. The black box of trees arrives in Salento, the sensor that put on the web essential information about plant health. Cutting edge innovation from XF – ACTORS project, as explained by Prof. Riccardo Valentini […]

Xylella: the challenge we can win

It’s about all of us, not only the Apulia region. Climate science can do its part and the CMCC is at forefront with its cutting edge technologies. Riccardo Valentini at the meeting of experts organized by Coldiretti in Lecce […]

INQUIMUS workshop series: integrating different assessment methodologies for multi-dimensional phenomena

How can scientific assessments inform decisions for problem solving in practice? As part of targeted efforts to disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, a critical scientific discussion on assessments methods to identify common achievements and challenges. On September 19-21, 2017, in Bolzano, Italy. Deadline for abstracts submission: 4 August 2017 […]

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 […]

Xylella fastidiosa: how science tries to save olive trees

A problem in Apulia starting to become a reason of concern in Europe too. Research and innovation together to find solutions. The CMCC is at the forefront to provide measures against the infection […]

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 […]