CMCC Newsletter 03/2018
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CMCC@Ca’Foscari: the new Center on Climate Change

Innovation, cutting-edge research, and international dimension: it is CMCC@Ca'Foscari, from the collaboration between the Ca'Foscari University of Venice and the CMCC Foundation. […]

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The CMCC at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018

Look at the CMCC scientific sessions and explore all the oral presentations, PICOs and posters presented by CMCC researchers. […]

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One challenge, many solutions: CMCC launches a new participative platform for innovative ideas to address climate change

A new website, an annual competition that awards innovative projects and ideas to face the challenges of climate change across the world: discover how to be part of a global, solution-oriented community […]

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SISC 2018 - the call for abstract is open

“Recent trends in climate sciences, adaptation and mitigation” is the title of the SISC Annual Conference. Deadline for submission of abstracts and applications for participation grants: May 31st, 2018 […]

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Blue Growth: science, society and innovation. A focus on the Mediterranean and Black Sea

Find out more about the European long term strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole to foster tourism, navigation and maritime transport, off-shore activities, marine environment and coastal spatial planning and protection. Giovanni Coppini, CMCC OPA Division Director, presents several examples of Blue Growth related services developed in the framework of the CMCC Ocean Lab activities […]

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Green Growth Knowledge Platform welcomes CMCC Foundation as new Knowledge Partner

CMCC is now part of a network of leading institutions established by the Global Green Growth Institute, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank […]

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EU ETS: what you need to know about the reform of the cap-and-trade system to curb European emission

After almost three years of legislative debate and tense negotiations, the reform of the European Emission Trading Scheme has become law. The new system promises to both sustain carbon prices at a level high enough to spur low-carbon investments, and protect the competitiveness of European energy and industry sector […]

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What’s driving biodiversity loss in Europe?

Intensification of agriculture and forestry, climate change, resource extraction, invasive alien species, and pollution: new findings reported by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services detail what is driving biodiversity loss and the reduction of nature’s contributions to people in Europe […]

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Human behavior is the key to reducing flood risk

The extent of damages caused by floods also depends on how people prepare to face the risk but current methods do not take into account individual perception and human behavior. An international team of scientists including Director of CMCC RAAS Division Jaroslav Mysiak addresses the issue in a Perspective article published in Nature Climate Change […]

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Adapting to climate change in Europe: linking knowledge, policies and practices

The economic losses from weather and climate natural hazards will increase in the next decades. Researcher Sergio Castellari (EEA) presents case studies and good practices highlighting benefits from linking climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Europe […]

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Climate change reshaping wine geography

How climate change could transform the world's wine map? Droughts, erratic swings in temperature, and earlier ripening may make viticulture more difficult. Renowned regions producing high quality wines may soon become unsuitable for raising grapes, a study on the impacts of climate change on wine production and resilience shows […]

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Predicting to prevent

What information is necessary to be "weather smart" and "climate ready", and how is it produced? On World Meteorology Day, Silvio Gualdi weather forecasts and climate predictions, and why they are important for our societies. […]

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Water Grabbing, the blue-gold rush

A book, a multimedia project, a journey to reveal what is happening behind the scarcity of water resources, and how climate change plays a decisive role. […]

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The great thirst: science, innovation and business for optimizing the use of water resources in agriculture

It’s one of the manufacturing sectors that requires more water: how can we combine productivity and sustainability? […]

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Water, climate and agriculture: the case study of Puglia region

How the irrigated agriculture will change under climate change? And how can we achieve an affordable and sustainable equilibrium between available water resources and increasing irrigation demand? A study assesses the potential water scarcity risk on irrigated croplands. Among the authors, CMCC researchers P. Ronco, S.Torresan, A.Critto, M.Santini, A.Trabucco, A.L.Zollo, G.Galluccio, A.Marcomini […]

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Drinking Europe: the path of water towards sustainability

It’s a problem that concerns all 500 million Europeans. A project wants to address water issues in Europe, by best practices and measures of land use and water protection in pilot actions […]

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Addressing consumption is key to reducing emissions in cities

The carbon footprint of cities may be 60% larger than previously estimated once consumption emissions are included in the equation. A better understanding of these consumption-based emissions will improve the ability of cities to contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions at a global level and support emissions reduction activities beyond their own city boundaries. […]

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How to limit global warming to 1.5°C?

A new study published on Nature Climate Change and co-authored by CMCC researchers J. Emmerling, L. Drouet, and M. Tavoni assesses the feasibility of the 1.5°C threshold under different socioeconomic conditions […]

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Climate services: from CLARA project, a Multi-User Forum to co-desing them with final users

Representatives from public bodies and authorities, irrigators’ associations, energy producers, civil protection and financial organizations met in Stockholm on March 6-7 to define the best strategies to co-design and co-develop climate services […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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Women of science and action to tackle climate change: signs of progress but still a long way to go

Data show the role of women is still limited in climate research and international climate institutions. However, initiatives are increasing to make decision-making processes more inclusive and gender-responsive […]

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The changing landscape of oil markets

The latest projections of energy analysts and oil companies show deep changes occurring in global oil dynamics, with US among the key actors already influencing the production side […]

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