Climate Extremes: a new high-resolution dataset of indices released

From a study recently released, an open access dataset of 71 high-resolution global climate extreme indices at monthly and annual timescales covering the period 1970-2016. A useful tool with many applications, e.g. to assess the impacts of moderate and severe extremes on agriculture, health, energy, and water resources. Explore the new dataset realized within the framework of the ENERGYA project, with the contribution of the CMCC Foundation […]

Fake news and hoaxes: the great trick of the foodstuffs “without”

How do our food choices affect the environment? What’s behind the food we eat? Maria Vincenza Chiriacò, CMCC researcher at IAFES – Impacts on Agriculture, Forest and Ecosystem Services tried to answers to these questions, exploring the issues that the presence or absence of certain ingredients in food can hide […]

Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture: views from Parties and observers

The vulnerabilities of agriculture to climate change and approaches to address food security in the webinar held by CMCC researcher Maria Vincenza Chiracò illustrating the FAO-CMCC summary of the submissions provided by Parties and observers to the UNFCCC on the paragraph 2 of the KJWA decision. Watch the video! […]

“Food & Migration”: understanding the geopolitical nexus in the Euro-Mediterranean

On February 11 in Milan, a seminar organized by Unilab Unimi, Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, MacroGeo and CMCC Foundation, with the support of University of Milan. A geopolitical analysis that offers a wider understanding of flows and trends of the current and future interlinkages between food and migration, with a focus on the Mediterranean countries. Among the speakers, Antonio Bombelli, CMCC IAFES Division Director […]

Climate change and land use change: a multi-risk assessment of freshwater ecosystem services

A new study on Science of the Total Environment assessed the impacts of climate change and human activities on freshwater services: a focus on the Po river basin (Italy) and the Red River basin (Vietnam). Among the authors CMCC researchers Vuong Pham, Silvia Torresan, Andrea Critto and Antonio Marcomini
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Ratcheting up Brazil´s Nationally Determined Contribution: a consistent roadmap towards the global temperature goal 2 – 1.5 °C

How will Brazil contribute to the Paris Agreement’s mitigation goals? Which roles will play agriculture, forestry, land use, biofuels, electrifications of vehicles, carbon capture and storage? Roberto Schaeffer, researcher at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, explored Brazil’s role in global efforts to address climate change. Watch the video. […]

Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture – Submit your comments and join the event

Available the paper preview summarizing the views submitted on the elements included in the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) and the process foreseen for the implementation of this joint work. Request a copy of the draft summary, and share your inputs by 20 May 2018. On May 3, 2018, join also the event “Koronivia for Climate Action: raising ambition through agricultural sectors” […]

Agriculture in Southern Italy: planning ahead to address water risk

Water management for agriculture is essential to tackle water stress exacerbated by climate change. A study assessed the vulnerability of irrigated agriculture in six irrigation districts in Sardinia, Sicily, Puglia and Basilicata. Among the authors, the CMCC researchers Serena Marras, Simone Mereu, Donatella Spano and Antonio Trabucco […]

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

Over the past 60 years increasing water demand, population growth, urban expansion, and intensive agricultural practices in many areas have exacerbated the impact […]

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 […]

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 a more sustainable use of natural resources? Some answers arose from the collaboration between scientific research and companies. The Mutti case study, with the participation of CMCC and WWF, presented by CMCC researcher Monia Santini at “Labirinto d’Acque”, the 4-day events dedicated to water […]

Economics at the service of biodiversity conservation: the CMCC Foundation joins the BIOECON research network

What are the economic and policy driven forces responsible for the decline of biodiversity? Which tools could tackle the effects of these drivers? With the aim of advancing economic theory and policy for biodiversity conservation, CMCC Foundation joins the BIOdiversity and Economics for Conservation (BIOECON) network […]

The nexus between food and migration: the potential role of climate change

How climate change and food insecurity affects migration and vice versa? CMCC researcher Monia Santini will explore this issue taking part in the panel discussion “Agricoltura e cambiamenti climatici: i campi non sono più gli stessi” in the framework of the International Food Journalism Festival. On February 23, 2018, in Turin […]

Climate change and human migrations, understanding the geopolitical nexus in the Euro-Mediterranean

How food insecurity affects migration and vice versa? A new report analyses the nexus food-migration, with a focus on the trans-Mediterranean countries. CMCC researchers M. Santini, L. Caporaso, G. Barbato and S. Noce explore how climate change influences the past, present and future vulnerability of countries of origin, transit and destination of migrants […]

Agriculture at risk in Italy: the potential impacts of climate change

What are the implications of warming on agricultural productivity? A focus on Italian agriculture in a new study recently published on European Review of Agricultural Economics highlighting that farm net revenues are very sensitive to seasonal changes in temperature and precipitation while suggesting increasingly harmful effects under more severe climate scenarios […]