An engineering approach to climate change: international and national experiences

How translate mitigation and adaptation objectives in specific planning criteria? Tools and methodologies in a seminar focused on water engineering: water resources, urban drainage, floods and the implications for climate adaptation plans. With the participation of CMCC researcher Paola Mercogliano […]

WE are MED: going beyond thematic communities

The event organized by the Interreg MED Programme on May 16th – 17th in Alicante. An occasion to work on project synergies, find a common work methodology and build a strong Interreg MED community […]

How to promote climate resilience in urban areas?

An impact assessment framework to support planning and evaluation of nature-based solutions projects: released the report of the EU funded project EKLIPSE. Among the experts, CMCC researcher Margaretha Breil of ECIP Division […]

Landslides and climate change: how to assess future impacts

Climate chain simulations, models and impact tools: how research tries to understand how climate change will affect future geological hazards such as landslides. The case study of Nocera Inferiore, in the Campania region, Italy, in one of the most affected areas […]

The Efficient Buildings thematic community launched

The Interreg Horizontal Project MEDNICE launched its community on energy efficiency for efficient buildings in the Mediterranean area during the kick-off meeting held in Nice, France, on March 7-8, 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) […]

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 […]

Coastal urban modeling applications: heat waves and atmospheric transport and dispersion

Follow Dr. Julie Pullen’s seminar on October 15, 2015, starting at 10:00 a.m.
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For a resilient city: Bologna and the adaptation to climate change

Online the program of the final conference of the BLUE AP project, on 4 June 2015 in Bologna. With the contribution of CMCC that’s leading and coordinating the Scientific Committee […]

Adaptation in water and coastal areas in Puglia: released the report

Download the final report of the Pilot Study within the Orientgate project drafted by CMCC. An assessment of risks to water resources and coastal zones under climate modifications, including extremes, to mainstreaming climate adaptation into planning […]

Integrating Climate Change Knowledge into Planning: results and future perspectives

Six pilot studies, three thematic Centers, the key project outputs, and the OrientGate Data Platform. The final newsletter is online, with the editorial by Antonio Navarra, CMCC President […]

Climate Change, urban planning and science: the collaboration is growing

A new arrival from Campania, Italy, for local planning and risk prevention: the Basin Authority plan dedicates a section on climate change impacts on the territory while including the CMCC studies by ISC Division based in Capua […]

Planning Bologna as a smart City at the BLUE AP project second meeting

How to make our cities more resilient and able to meet the climate change challenges? Bologna, as the first municipality in Italy to sign the Mayors Adapt Initiative while developing a pioneering adaptation plan to climate change with the BLUE AP project, is thinking about it.
A Scientific Board, leaded and coordinated by the CMCC, to address key topics such as droughts, heat waves, rain extreme events and hydrological risk. A space of discussion to underline local barriers, measures and action to realize a strategy for local adaptation while improving citizen awareness and involvement. All of this started at the Urban Center in Bologna at the Scientific Board BLUE AP project second meeting […]

Quantifying the potential effects of climate change on precipitation to reduce urban vulnerability

The rainfall evolution for three African case studies showing future rainfall increase in terms of frequency. A new study on SpringerPlus […]

The 2013 ICCG Best Climate Practices Award goes to New York

Prof. Carlo Carraro awards the NYC Mayor Mr. Bloomberg for the New York City’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, the initiative that aims to transform the city into a highly resilient urban space with respect to all expected climate impacts and in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy […]