Lecce: here the green city to address climate change

Innovation, environmental services, air quality and the quality of life, resistance to heat waves and intense precipitation: the city of the future bets on green. Here the winners of Climathon 2018, the event organized by the CMCC Foundation and the Municipality of Lecce, with the contribution of international experts and professionals, start up and high school students working together for 24h on a project for the city of Lecce focused on green infrastructures […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to promote climate resilience in urban areas?

An impact assessment framework to support planning and evaluation of nature-based solutions projects: released the report of the EU funded project EKLIPSE. Among the experts, CMCC researcher Margaretha Breil of ECIP Division […]

Putting genetic resources on the Climate Change Agenda

We need policies and mechanisms to improve exchanges of genetic material. Andy Jarvis on the specific roles of genetic resources for food and agriculture in coping with climate change […]

Tropical forests: the impact of selective logging

The negative effects of selective clearcutting on forest structure, tree diversity and above-ground biomass of African tropical forests are greater than expected. A new study on Ecological Research […]

Protected areas: assessing climate change impacts for biodiversity conservation

The potential impacts of changing bioclimatic conditions on protected area network. The case study of Yunnan, China, a region rich in biodiversity and threated by rapid change and agricultural expansion. A new study on Biological Conservation […]

Biodiversity at stake

Threats and opportunities for species and ecosystems resulting from different measures of climate change. Rachel Garcia talks about new scientific outcomes […]

Modelling climate change impacts on biodiversity and agriculture

A basis for understanding potential impacts of changing bioclimatic conditions on ecosystems and land-use change trends, within the context of ongoing rapid change and agricultural expansion. A new study on Biological Conservation

New tools for biodiversity monitoring

Environmental stratifications as the basis for observing and checking over habitats, ecological indicators, biodiversity and climate change. A new study on Ecological Indicators […]

Butterflies under climate change, online on the Journal of Animal Ecology

The role of landscape, climate and local habitat features as determinants of extinction-colonization dynamics in Mediterranean butterflies. Some ISC researchers involved in the study […]

Climate Change goes to Broadway

The plot weaves fiction with climate scientists answers to interviews. It is “The Great Immensity”, a full Broadway-style musical that explores the themes of climate change and biodiversity. Watch the first video made from a song in the show