Mediterranean climate: changes and challenges

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A workshop in Tel-Aviv, Israel, as part of the scientific collaboration between Israel and Italy, to foster joint cooperation and future research between the two countries. Among the speakers, the scientists of the CMCC Foundation Donatella Spano, Francesco Bosello and Silvio Gualdi.

An Israel – Italy scientific workshop has been organized on the subject of “Climate changes in the Mediterranean” in Tel-Aviv, Israel, on November 4-7, 2019, as part of the extensive scientific collaboration between the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of Italy, the Italy-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Israel and the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), and in order to foster the joint cooperation between the two Academies in all sectors of mutual interest.

Prof. Donatella Spano (University of Sassari and CMCC Foundation), Silvio Gualdi (CMCC Foundation, Director of CSP – Climate Simulations and Predictions Division) and Francesco Bosello (CMCC Foundation, Director of ECIP – Economic analysis of Climate Impacts and Policy Division) have been invited as guest lecturers to share perspectives and ideas on these topics on November 5, 2019, during the workshop “Mediterranean climate: changes and challenges”.
More in detail, Prof. Silvio Gualdi held a lecture on “Mechanisms of Climate Variability: Regional processes”, Prof. Donatella Spano held a lecture on “Effects on agriculture: Italian perspective” and Prof. Francesco Bosello held a lecture on “Economic impacts”.

This scientific workshop aimed to raise topics, to build initial communication and to strength scientific collaboration between the scientists of the two countries. The mechanisms of climate variability and the observed trends in Italy and Israel, the current and expected extreme events across the Mediterranean region, the effects of climate change on the agricultural sector, the economic impacts etc. have been the main topics addressed during the workshop.


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