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 for the 5th edition of the INQUIMUS interactive workshop, that will take place in Venice in December, has been postponed: the new deadline is 10 August 2018 […]

Climate-ADAPT found to be a key tool for adaptation to climate change in Europe

The number of users of the joint European Environment Agency (EEA) – European Commission Climate-ADAPT online knowledge hub has increased fivefold since its launch in 2012, according to an EEA report recently published. The assessment confirms the increasing value of the web platform for users such as policy makers, city planners, and other experts who are looking to share and make use of information and best practices in adapting to climate change […]

5th Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities 2018

An event where cities discuss urban resilience: more than 150 practitioners coming from local, national and EU authorities as well as from consultancies and research organisations, government representatives and climate change adaptation experts, addressing the most pressing issues facing climate change adaptation in Europe today […]

Informing and supporting climate policy: the European Topic Centre on Climate Change impacts, vulnerability and Adaptation (ETC/CCA)

A consortium lead by the CMCC Foundation to assist the European Energy Agency (EEA) in supporting policy development and implementation in the area of climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation. Five CMCC research divisions involved: RAAS as coordinator, ECIP, IAFES, CSP, REMHI. An overview of ETC/CCA key topics and activities, with a special focus on the European Climate Adaptation Platform (Climate-ADAPT) […]

The New Research Agenda for Cities and Climate Change

What are the next steps for cities facing climate change? Stakeholders at the IPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference in Edmonton, Canada, outlined a new research agenda for cities and climate change highlighting inclusion and social transformation, evidence-based information, and funding and finance […]

Climate change: the challenge of resilient cities

How will our future cities look? In Bologna, an event to discuss about the future of our cities and their ability to adapt to the new climate scenarios expected to have an increasing influence on health, wealth and quality of life of their inhabitants. With the participation of the CMCC experts Paola Mercogliano and Sergio Castellari […]

Climathon 2017: what happened in Lecce, Venice, Sassari and Bologna

Coastal erosion and sustainable development of the seaside in Lecce, art and science in dialogue to address sea level rise in Venice, green infrastructures to enhance urban resilience to climate change in Sassari, Copernicus data for developing green and blue urban networks in Bologna. The challenges and solutions awarded in the Climathon events organized or supported by the CMCC Foundation […]

ECOMONDO: all the ideas of Climathon 2017 for smart and resilient cities

Presented at Rimini Exhibition Ecomondo the winning projects of the Climathon marathons that took place in 18 Italian cities. Among them, the ideas awarded at the Climathon events of Lecce, Venice, Sassari and Bologna with CMCC involvement and participation […]

Climathon Lecce: ideas to save the future of our coasts. Here are the winners

A connection between the seaside and hinterland of the municipality of Lecce, a reduction of the anthropic pressure on coastal areas and a sharing responsibility in integrated coastal areas management. These are the key points of the winning project of Climathon Lecce 2017 entitled “LinkShiftShare” realized by Chiara De Rinaldis, Giuseppe Scandone, Federico Paperi, Michele Perrotti, Nunzio Luciano Fazio […]

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) […]