CMCC at COP28 Dubai

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CMCC is in Dubai, contributing to the UNFCCC Conference of the Party in several ways:

  • We provide the climate negotiations with scientific support,
  • We organize side events in the international program,
  • We are invited as speakers in several events organized by international institutions.

Discover the details of the CMCC’s participation in COP28 and meet our scientists.

Climate mitigation and adaptation through science-technology diffusion and entrepreneurship development in Mediterranean and African regions

December 02, 2023 | Dubai time (GMT+4) 6:30 pm
Dubai – COP28 Blue Zone, Room 4

Carlo Carraro, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change
Grammenos Mastrojeni, Union for Mediterranean
Barbara Buchner, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)
Carlo Buontempo, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Maelis Carraro, Catalyst Fund (CF)
Youssef Brouziyne, Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change (MedECC)


Future Earth Research School, High-Level Education for a Sustainable Future and Green Jobs

11 December 2023 | Dubai time (GMT+4), starting at 9:30 am.
Dubai – COP28, Blue Zone, Italian Pavilion, Building OS07.

The FERS School has been selected to participate in the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28 UAE) in Expo City Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as part of the side events hosted by the Italian Pavilion.
The event Future Earth Research School – High-Level Education for a Sustainable Future and Green Jobs will take place on Monday, 11 December, from 9.30 to 11.00 a.m.(GMT+4), and will count on the participation of representatives of the School’s Scientific Committee, the Emilia Romagna Region, the School’s management, and lectures and students from the different courses.

Antonio Navarra, CMCC President and FERS Scientific Coordinator, will kick off the event, which will be a unique opportunity to learn about the school’s main objectives and the remarkable accomplishments of the past two years through the words of Giulia Galluccio, FERS Director.
A highlight of the event will be an engaging roundtable discussion, bringing together esteemed former lecturers and alumni.

CMCC also takes part in the following events at COP28

1 December 2023 | COP 28 Dubai time (GMT+4), 4:15-6:15 PM | IPCC Pavillion
To interpret 2023’s extreme temperatures in the context of the Paris Agreement, natural variability and whether we are observing a sudden step change in climate. We also want science community to understand how the Paris Agreement long-term temperature goal (LTTG) is interpreted and used in UNFCCC negotiations and for the policy-making community (to understand how the chosen definition of temperature change affect the quantification of global warming to date) Also, how to track these and other indicators of climate change between IPCC report cycles.
Organisers: Priestley Centre for Climate Futures, CONSTRAIN


2 December 2023 |  18:30—20:00 |Dubai – COP28 Blue Zone, SE Room 6
The event will highlight the need for accelerating sustainable development in addressing water and health infrastructure for adaptation and resilience, the role of academic institutions, the need to harness new research approaches, and the link between climate change and global health action points for global governance.
Organisers: The University of Arizona, Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Società Italiana per le Scienze del Clima (SISC), University of California.
CMCC participants: Alfredo Reder and Marta Ellena


8 December 2023 | COP 28 Dubai time (GMT+4), 5:30-7:00 PM | Italy Pavillion
On the importance that scientific data (from measurements and models) have/can have for the development of credible GHG inventories. Important topic for the GST and for ETF (Enhanced Transparency Framework).
Organizer: Giacomo Grassi (JRC, IPCC Task Force on GHG Inventories Bureau Member)
Moderator: Anna Pirani
Speakers: Pierre Friedlingstein, Marina Vitullo, Sandro Federici, others tbd.


December 8, 2023, from 13.00 to 15.00 | Burkina Faso COP28 Pavilion
The event will focus on health co-benefits and will discuss an evidence base for improving food and health policies in a changing climate. Since the impacts of climate change on health and food security are mostly localised, this event will highlight and quantify the negative health impacts on health, food security, and nutrition that can be attributed to climate change, focusing on Burkina Faso and West Africa. Second, using data from more than 120 countries we will discuss how heat stress and droughts has had an increasingly negative impact on food security, amplifying inequalities and highlighting how climate change-food security hotspots are evolving over time.
Finally, an international panel of experts will discuss the implications of these findings for policies that can reduce food insecurity and undernutrition; and build resilience in lower-income countries.
SPEAKERS: Shouro Dasgupta, environmental economist at CMCC, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and Visiting Senior Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Elizabeth Robinson, Director, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Organizers: Ministry of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change (Burkina Faso) and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).


9 December 2023 | COP 28 Dubai time (GMT+4), 2:00-3:00 PM | Malaysia Pavillion
A discussion exploring how various disciplines and stakeholders are navigating new frontiers of open science in the context of the climate crisis.


10 December 2023, 05:30 – 07:00 pm | Dubai – COP28, Blue Zone, Italian Pavilion, Building OS07.
Climate change amplifies extreme weather phenomena that exacerbate pre-existing instabilities, especially in the Mediterranean. A mitigation and adaptation strategy is central for all countries in the region for shared security and prosperity. During this seminar, a diverse panel of experts from intergovernmental organizations, academia, national governments and civil society will elucidate, share insights and propose solutions on this matter.
Speakers: Giulia Giordano, Head of International programs, ECCO – The Italian Climate Change Think Tank, Francesco La Camera, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency tbc, Grammenos Mastrojeni, Senior Deputy Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean, Francesco Corvaro, Special Envoy for Climate, Italian Republic, Hajar Kamlichi, Director North Africa, PIE – Pooled Fund for International Energy, Antonio Navarra, President, CMCC – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, Francesco Fatone, full professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Polytechnic University of the Marches, Luca Bergamaschi, co-CEO and co-founder, ECCO – The Italian Climate Change Think Tank



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