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

XVI World Water Congress “Bridging Science and Policy”

An event to be held in Cancun, Mexico, linking water professionals and experts working on key global water agendas and strategies. Two special sessions focused on water policy and governance and water security organized by the CMCC Foundation […]

Building local resilience to climate disaster risk

The Best Climate Practices 2017 contest is on! This new edition is focused on Disaster risk reduction, an essential piece of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Participate and send your proposal by May 31st, 2017. […]

How to find money to improve our cities (and protect them from climate change)

How much does climate change cost to our cities? It depends, but there are innovative opportunities and mechanisms to find adequate financial resources and invest them efficiently. All the details and key messages in the new report of the European Environment Agency (EEA) […]

CO2 emissions: future income and energy efficiency as key drivers

How to combine economic growth and sustainability? The answers of a study published on Nature Climate Change, with the CMCC contribution by Giacomo Marangoni, Massimo Tavoni and Valentina Bosetti […]

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 […]

The value of natural capital in Regional climate policies

It’s not only about energy, it spans all over our life. Some comments on how to move from climate policy to action at the Regional level. A video from the magazine Climate Science & Policy […]

Paris Agreement

The full text as contained in the report of the Conference of the Parties on its twenty-first session, FCCC/CP/2015/10/Add.1 […]

Signing Ceremony for the Paris Agreement

A guide to the Paris Climate Agreement Signing Ceremony and on the future of climate negotiations […]

Climate and energy targets in China’s 13th Five-Years Plan

A specific target for PM2.5 and other measures to address pollution. A wide-ranging plan including several binding and guiding targets for China’s economy and policy until 2020 setting the country on a path to a 48 percent reduction in carbon intensity levels by 2020 compared to 2005 levels […]

Climate Change: Three Italian Regions leading actors at COP21

A network of European Regions collaborating to tackle climate change, the proposal of decarbonizing two big Apulian factories, the assessment of social and environmental impacts of climate change. Sardinia, Apulia and Lazio key players in an international meeting at COP21 in Paris […]

Climate Action, not just for future generations, but for ourselves

On the occasion of the “Journées de l’Economie” in Lyons, Prof. Carlo Carraro contributes to the climate debate with an article on French daily Le Monde […]

New project integrates climate and development research

A new grant from the European Union Horizon 2020 funding initiative links climate mitigation and adaptation policies with broader sustainable development questions at a global and regional level

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: success or warning sign for Paris?

The agreed commitments and targets of the international blueprint adopted in Sendai, Japan, as well as its implications for the later UN-led negotiations on sustainable development goals and climate change, reviewed and discussed. A study on Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences […]

How will climate change affect agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa?

CMCC researcher Valentina Mereu at EXPO to talk about impacts and uncertainties for African agriculture due to climate change […]