#THINK2030 FOR A SUSTAINABLE EUROPE

Europeans will not be able to live prosperous and healthy lives on a peaceful European continent in 2050 if they don’t reduce by 80% the amount of natural resources used for nutrition, housing, mobility and lifestyle needs. All the results of the #Think2030 new report […]

Effort Sharing, land-use, energy efficiency: EU sets new laws  to achieve 2030 climate targets

The Council of the European Union gave final approval to key regulations covering GHG emission reductions, land-use activities, energy performance of buildings and environmental reporting obligations for Member States […]

5th Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities 2018

An event where cities discuss urban resilience: more than 150 practitioners coming from local, national and EU authorities as well as from consultancies and research organisations, government representatives and climate change adaptation experts, addressing the most pressing issues facing climate change adaptation in Europe today […]

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 […]

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 […]

Drinking Europe: the path of water towards sustainability

It’s a problem that concerns all 500 million Europeans. Floods, droughts, water scarcity have dramatically increased in number and intensity in the UE due to climate change. How we can protect and manage water resources in order to maximize their efficient utilization while minimizing the present-day negative aspects? The PROLINE-CE project wants to address these issues by the implementation of innovative best practices  and measures of land use and water protection in pilot actions […]

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) […]

European cities work to address social vulnerability in climate adaptation planning

Climate change impacts do not affect all citizens in the same way. They often cause worse impacts on certain vulnerable groups within cities. The state-of-play in policy and practice in a technical paper of the European Topic Centre on Climate Change impacts, vulnerability and Adaptation – ETC/CCA. Among the authors, CMCC researcher Margaretha Breil of ECIP Division […]

Assessing climate change costs in Europe: the innovative approach of the COACCH project

A project co-designed and co-delivered with the final users of its scientific outcomes to provide an improved assessment of the risks and costs of climate change in Europe. A new method based on the engagement of stakeholders from research, business, investment, and policy making communities throughout the entire project lifetime, as explained in a video by Prof. Francesco Bosello, coordinator of the project and Director of ECIP Division at the CMCC Foundation […]

Forests facing climate change: the case study of Southern Europe

Chestnut, the birch, the spruce could disappear on the most part of their historical European distribution. Beech, fir, larch, Scots pine, English and […]

Expert Workshop on Social Sciences and Humanities in Climate Services Research

An event organized in the framework of the JPI Climate project aimed at initiating a dialogue with the European Social Sciences and Humanities community to elicit their expert recommendations. In Venice, in cooperation with the CMCC Foundation […]

Preparing Europe for climate change: coordination is key to reduce risks posed by extreme weather

Increasing coherence in actions and using innovative methods can improve the handling of weather- and climate-related hazards, according to a report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) published today […]

Science for Disaster Risk Management 2017: knowing more and losing less

How much do we know about natural and man-made disasters? And how we can use existing knowledge to save lives and money? The state-of-the-art in disaster risk management in a comprehensive report of the European Commission’s Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre. Among the authors, CMCC researchers Jaroslav Mysiak, Dionisio Peréz Blanco and Elisa Calliari of RAAS – Risk assessment and adaptation strategies Division […]

Stories from the Climateurope festival

What happened in Valencia? Get a summary of the first Climateurope festival in this great newsletter issue full of information on climate services, stories on fruitful collaboration between climate science and society, publications, videos and more […]

Copernicus Marine Week

A major event to present Copernicus Marine Service activities and achievements and discuss its future plans. The registration deadline is August 31, 2017 […]