The CMCC at the UN Climate Conference COP26

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Science, policy, innovation, health. From October 31 to November 12, 2021, Glasgow is hosting the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). Join the side events co-organized by the CMCC Foundation, connecting the dots between research and policy action. 

Join the CMCC in Glasgow at the COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy from 31 October to 12 November 2021.  Participate in discussing how climate change research can have a concrete impact on climate action through the COP26 EU side events co-organized by the CMCC Foundation. Learn about the negative health impacts on child health and food security that can be attributed to climate change at the side event we co-organize at the COP26 Health Pavilion.

The complete programme of the COP26 EU Side Events can be found here. A list of the Health Events at COP26 is available on the WHO website.

The Journey from scientific insights to societal action – EU Side Event

Monday, November 1, 2021 – 11:30 – 12:30 AM (GMT+1, Glasgow time)

To tackle climate change effectively, it is important that all levels of society have an understanding of climate change and its risks and impacts. Participate in a journey from new scientific research findings about net-zero futures and climate change impacts, discussing recent developments in communication, education and public engagement, to arrive at policy and action. Presenters will highlight the importance of scientific work in the context of societal needs and human behavior and explore how all sectors—from science to politics, decision making, and academia—understand, create and deal with new information and knowledge to better address our climate challenge. At the event, major outcomes of the projects SOCLIMPACT, COACCH and PESETA will be presented.

Organized by: Fondazione CMCC – Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA), the European University Association (UEA), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA).

Panelists include Prof. Francesco Bosello, Director of the Economic analysis of Climate Impacts and Policy Division (ECIP) at the CMCC Foundation, co-director of the European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE), and Associate Professor at Ca’Foscari University of Venice

More information about the event are available here.

Register on and join our online event here. After the event, the recording will be available here.

Climate change, food insecurity, and child health – Health Pavilion Side Event

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 – 10:00 – 11:00 AM (GMT Time) – Hybrid event

Climate change affects health in multiple and complex ways, but as yet there is very little quantification of this health impact. Dr Shouro Dasgupta and Professor Elizabeth Robinson will present new findings that highlight and quantify the negative health impacts that can be attributed to climate change on child health and food security, focusing on Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, and Ethiopia. Using data from more than 80 countries, presenters demonstrate how heat stress has had an increasingly negative impact on food security, amplifying existing inequalities. They quantify the extent to which reductions in food security can be attributed to climate-induced temperature anomalies and highlight climate change-food security hotspots. 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.

1. Professor Elizabeth JZ Robinson, Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, LSE
2. Dr. Shouro Dasgupta, Researcher at Fondazione CMCC and Ca’Foscari University of Venice

Dr. Barbara Buchner, Global Managing Director of Climate Policy Initiative
Professor Ros Cornforth, Director of the Walker Institute, University of Reading
Professor Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)
Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food Tank
Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, FAO
Do Etienne Traore, National UNFCCC Focal Point, Secretariat Permanent du Conseil National pour le Développement Durable (SP/CNDD)

Register here to attend in person. Register here to attend online.

Water is coming! A place-based and multidisciplinary lens on coastal adaptation – EU Side Event

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 – 7:00 – 8:00 PM (GMT Time)

Bringing together the scientific community, regional politicians, and civil society, the event will revolve around connecting the dots between research and policy action by local and regional authorities on coastal adaptation. Challenges, policy solutions, and the critical role of a place-based and multidisciplinary approach will be discussed. It will also be an opportunity to learn about the newly established Sea Level Rise Knowledge Hub.

Organized by: Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions; Fondazione CMCC – Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici; Joint Programming Initiative Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe (JPI Climate); Joint Programming Initiative for Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans); Samuel Cohen-Salmon; Sète Agglopôle Méditerranée

Panelists include Prof. Nadia Pinardi, member of the CMCC Foundation’s Strategic board and Professor of Oceanography at the University of Bologna.

Register on and join our online event here.

The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), of which the CMCC Foundation manages the Secretariat, organizes the EU hybrid side event at COP26 “Climate Neutrality and Biodiversity: Renewables Assets, Reporting Standards and Sustainable Finance” on November 3, 2021 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM CET time.

For more information and registration, visit the EAERE’s website.


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