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 […]

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 […]

From the Adaptation Strategy to an Adaptation Plan: the case of Italy

Key factors, cross cutting issues and the national-regional collaboration. A video-lecture by Donatella Spano […]

Methods and tools for vulnerability assessment

The regional workshop organized by the CMCC Foundation in the framework of the ClimaSouth project focused on the vulnerability assessment on coastal zone and agriculture sector. 
A joint training and the sharing of experiences and case studies to strengthening institutional adaptation capacity […]

Addressing the impacts of climate change in the Tunisian coastal zone of the Gulf of Gabes

A Regional Risk Assessment methodology focused on sea-level rise and flood impacts for human and natural systems to support the development and prioritization of adaptation strategies
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A review of multi-risk methodologies for natural hazards

The challenge for the development of comprehensive formal approaches for the assessment of different climate-induced hazards and risks. A new study on Journal of Environmental Management […]