The CMCC Foundation is an international point of reference in climate change research. It has ongoing partnerships with institutions, centres and networks in more than 70 countries, including member states of the European Union, countries in the Mediterranean basin and Africa, as well as India, China, the United States and Japan.
Signed in 2018, the agreement between the think tank Resources for the Future (RFF) and the CMCC Foundation defined the birth of the European Institute on Economics and Environment (EIEE).
EIEE’s mission is to improve environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement. The Institute is committed to being a central focal point for research insights and policy solutions within Europe, and connecting that work internationally. EIEE’s economic and environmental research aims to facilitate the transition to a sustainable, inclusive society.
European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)
Starting from 2018, the CMCC Foundation strengthened its role in the arena of environmental and resource economics with the new task of managing the Secretariat of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE).
Founded in 1990, EAERE has approximately 1200 members in over 60 countries from Europe and beyond, from academic institutions, the public sector, and the private industry. Membership is open to individuals who by their profession, training and/or function are involved in environmental and resource economics as a science, and to institutions which operate in fields connected with the aims of the Association.
The EAERE Secretariat is based at CMCC’s office in Venice.
Starting from 2024, CMCC Foundation becomes a member of the Ocean Vision Network, signing an agreement.
Ocean Visions is a small nonprofit organization that sits at the center of a wider network of partners (the Ocean Visions Network).
The Network is comprised of leading North American universities and oceanographic institutions and a diverse set of practitioner partners who work together to advance research, innovation, development, and testing into scalable solutions to address the interlocking crises in our ocean and climate.
Ocean Visions works to engage and focus the resources of the Network for concerted action. Ocean Visions catalyzes collaboration and co-design, development, testing and evaluation of solutions, and the creation of enabling conditions to advance ocean-climate solutions.
CMCC@Ca’Foscari is the research center on climate change of Ca’Foscari University, the result of a strategic partnership between Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change. Thanks to the sharing of resources and skills of these two organizations, CMCC@Ca’Foscari is today one of the most important climate research centers developed by Italian universities.
It can count not only on a team of about 50 researchers and professors, but also on the technological and modeling CMCC infrastructure, including a supercomputer among the most powerful in Europe dedicated to the modeling and forecasting of future climate and to the assessment of the economic repercussions of climate change.
Based at VEGA – Venice Science and Technology Park, CMCC@Ca’Foscari aggregates the CMCC research groups belonging to the ECIP – Economic analysis of Climate Impacts and Policy Division and RAAS – Risk Assessment and Adaptation Strategies Division, as well as scholars of Ca’ Foscari’s Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics and Department of Economics.
Besides the numerous initiatives in the field of research, including several European projects, CMCC@Ca’Foscari is also the seat of the PhD in Science and Management of Climate Change, offered by the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in collaboration with CMCC, as well as of the Master of Research in Science and Management of Climate Change.
Integrated Carbon Observing System - ICOS Italian Network
ICOS, the Integrated Carbon Observation System, is a European research infrastructure of twelve member countries and over 130 stations for quantifying and understanding the greenhouse gas balance of the European continent and adjacent regions. ICOS tracks carbon fluxes by monitoring ecosystems, the atmosphere and the oceans through integrated networks.
In 2017, the CMCC Foundation became part of the Joint Research Unit (JRU) signed by fifteen italian institutions, centers and universities that are committed to supporting and promoting Italian participation in ICOS -RI (Integrated Carbon Observation System – Research Infrastructure).
Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (IAERE)
The CMCC Foundation is institutional member of the Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (IAERE). Founded in 2012, IAERE has approximately 160 members from Italy and beyond, from academic institutions, the public sector, and the private industry. The Association accomplishes its aims mainly by organizing its Annual Conference, a School aiming at providing advanced training for young international scholars on issues of environmental and resource economics, meetings, panels, cooperating with journals and promoting postgraduate courses.
Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC)
The Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC) is a consortium currently formed by more than 60 scientific research organizations. The IAMC was created in 2007 in response to a call from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for a research organization to lead the integrated assessment modeling (IAM) community in the development of new scenarios that could be employed by climate modelers to elaborate prospective ensemble numerical experiments for both the near term and long term.
The IAMC aims to promote interactions with other scientific research communities studying climate change, such as the climate modeling, the impact, adaptation, and vulnerability, and the technology and engineering communities.
Since 2019 CMCC runs the IAMC Secretariat.
Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP)
The GGKP was established in January 2012 by the Global Green Growth Institute, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank. Given the CMCC’s extensive research consortium, interest in sharing its research and knowledge broadly, and efforts to facilitate dialogue among researchers, governments, and civil society to support concrete actions, the CMCC has been accepted into the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) as a GGKP Knowledge Partner. The GGKP is a global partnership of leading international organizations, research institutes and think tanks focused on green growth space and collaboration on research and knowledge sharing activities.
Italian Society for the Climate Sciences (SISC)
The CMCC Foundation is institutional member of the Italian Society for the Climate Sciences and the SISC Office is located in Venice at its premises.
The Italian Society for the Climate Sciences (SISC) is a no profit association, established in 2013, and created to serve as a meeting point for scientists from different disciplines, who use climate information for their research: from climatologists to physicists and chemists, geographers to agronomists, economists to political scientists, and all scholars that deal with climate-related sciences and their applications. The Italian Society for the Climate Sciences aims at contributing to scientific progress and innovation of climatic sciences in Italy by promoting the convergence of disciplines and multidisciplinary research.
BIOdiversity and Economics for ConservatiON (BIOECON)
Addressing biodiversity loss is one of today’s main challenges towards sustainable development. In line with its mission and commitments, the CMCC Foundation has become a partner of the BIOdiversity and Economics for Conservation (BIOECON) network in 2018.
BIOECON, currently composed by 27 partners, assembles economists, lawyers, and scientists from leading international academic and research institutions and policy organisations working on the design and implementation of cutting edge economic incentives for biodiversity conservation. Its main purpose is to investigate the environmental and economic drivers responsible for the loss of biodiversity and, consequently, to develop and implement tools and policies to tackle the effects of these drivers.
The global movement of foundations committed to taking urgent action on climate change.
675 worldwide foundations together, regardless of their mission, status, or geographic location, to signal their commitment to climate action.
In April 2023 CMCC Foundation joined the movement, signing the commitment statement to demonstrate its willingness to address the pressing systemic challenges that climate change places before each of us. In line with its mission and values, the commitment includes 6 inspiring principles to aim for as a source and food for thought for subsequent action: Promote and create training and exchange opportunities for staff, board members, and stakeholders on the causes and possible solutions to the challenge of climate change in its broadest sense; Allocate financial, intellectual, relational and material resources to research the causes and solutions to the challenge of climate change and its effects; Promote a new reading done through the lens of climate; Promote responsible investment choices; Reduce the environmental impact of the organization and inform about the evolution and results achieved.
Mediterranean Operational Network for the Global Ocean Observing System (MONGOOS)
MONGOOS Network has been established in 2012 to further develop operational oceanography in the Mediterranean Sea. MONGOOS promotes partnerships and capacity building for GOOS in the Mediterranean Sea, creates a continuous working framework with EuroGOOS and GOOS Africa in order to define common roles and activities in the Mediterranean Sea, and foster collaboration with Black Sea GOOS and global ocean GOOS initiatives. Within MONGOOS, CMCC has developed several initiatives and promoted collaboration projects. CMCC is also providing different models and applications for operational oceanography. Giovanni Coppini, Director of CMCC Ocean Predictions and Applications Division, has co-chaired MONGOOS from 2012 to 2018 and he is the Emergency Response Office manager of the MONGOOS-REMPEC agreement.
Rete Alta Tecnologia Emilia-Romagna
The CMCC Foundation has recently been accredited as a research center with spin-offs of industrial interest within the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network, coordinated by ART-ER and co-financed by the Emilia-Romagna Region’s European Funds. The network was established in 2002 to develop a regional system for industrial research and technology transfer. It was consolidated with the approval of the Regional Strategy for Intelligent Specialization (S3) and with the actions launched under the Programma Operativo Regionale FESR 2014-2020.
The Network consists of about 100 industrial research laboratories and innovation centers that have obtained regional accreditation, framed in 6 thematic platforms: energy and environment, construction, mechanics and materials, agribusiness, design and life sciences. The objectives are to strengthen the collaboration between the research world and the production system through technology transfer of the results obtained and to promote the transformation of production systems, districts and supply chains toward greater technological dynamism and greater commitment to research and development.
CMCC, which is active throughout the country and internationally, through its accreditation to the Network intends to strengthen and consolidate its dynamic presence in the Emilia-Romagna area, responding technically, scientifically and professionally to the needs of public and private entities that require external technological support for research and innovation.
Accreditation to the Network will allow CMCC to make its knowledge and expertise available to local public and private entities and synergy with regional production sensitivities and increase its presence at events and projects in the Emilia-Romagna area.
CMCC has signed bilateral and multilateral agreements for scientific and technological cooperation and has developed relations with prestigious institutions all over the world.
CNR – IAMC, Istituto per l’Ambiente Marino Costiero, Italy
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Italy
Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS), Italy
Nansen Environmental Research Center (NERCI), India
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Colorado, USA
National Marine Environment Forecasting Center (NMEFC), Beijing, China
University of Cyprus
Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina