Clean, sustainable, safe, and effective. The future of maritime transport in the Adriatic Sea

Innovation, scientific research, public institutions, and business gather to contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions from ferry boats, and to design new routes between Italy and Croatia. The GUTTA (savinG fUel and emissions from mariTime Transport in the Adriatic region) project just started with a public conference, funded by the Italy-Croatia Interreg Cooperation Programme. Coordinated by the CMCC Foundation, Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, GUTTA includes among its partners Mare Nostrum – Croatian Shipowners’ Association, the University of Zadar, the Croatian Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, and the Port System Authority of the Southern Adriatic Sea. […]

Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C approved by governments

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far- reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment. […]

Sustainable mobility: how to foster electric cars sales and reduce CO2 emissions?

Tax reliefs, carbon taxes and incentives promote the sales of low-emission cars. A new study by the European Environment Agency (EEA) demonstrates how the political measures undertaken in different countries are fundamental to increase such a commerce […]

Draft IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

Sent out for comments from governments and other experts, the text is a work in progress which could change substantially and do not necessarily represent the IPCC’s final assessment of the state of knowledge. According to leaked IPCC drafts, we need unprecedented changes in energy use, industry and other sectors to limit global warming below 1.5°C […]

Cutting edge satellites for CO2 monitoring: ESA expert group launched

CMCC Foundation researcher A. Bombelli was recently elected as member of the ESA CO2 Monitoring Task Force. The group will collect information and data for two years in order to plan a satellite mission for anthropogenic CO2 assessment and monitoring. He was chosen as expert in the field of climate change and carbon cycle and as CMCC coordinator of GEO group. His work will be mainly focused on users’ needs […]

Paris pledges not enough, additional action needed to slow climate change: top scientists’ analysis

Without additional action and advanced technologies the 2°C temperature target, the threshold for the world to avoid the worst effects of climate change, could be reached as soon as 2050. The Truth About Climate Change, the new analysis released by the Universal Ecological Fund […]

ICOS ERIC establishment a strong EU message towards COP21

The European Commission has officially established the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS ERIC), a new pan-European environmental research infrastructure […]

Storing carbon in forests and soils: the Italian case of greenhouse gas emissions

The ghg gas budget of the Italian landscape, new data and analyses on land use and terrestrial ecosystems, to understand potential uses of the Italian ecosystems in mitigation programs. The main topics of a new book explained by one of its authors, Maria Vincenza Chiriacò
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Natural gas and climate policy

It is one of the reasons for the recent decline in US emissions. Can it also have an impact on global emissions? A paper by a team of scientists, including Massimo Tavoni and Giacomo Marangoni, published in Nature. […]

Projections of evolution for ocean ecosystems

How could warming, acidification, deoxygenation and changes in primary productivity by marine phytoplankton could evolve in the future while affecting our oceans and seas. A new study on Biogeosciences Discussions […]

An interconnection of climate impacts: economics, demography, energy

An assessment of the impact of economic growth, population and fossil fuel scarcity, in several scenarios and using a model ensemble. All the results of the RoSE project […]

Carbon and Sustainability Managers with the Master in Sustainability and Carbon Footprint Management

A Ca’ Foscari Challenge School master aimed at new, emerging professional roles. Deadline for applications: 30th September 2013
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