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 […]

Unequal exposure and unequal impacts: social vulnerability to environmental health hazards in Europe

Targeted action is needed to better protect the poor, the elderly and children from environmental hazards like air and noise pollution and extreme temperatures, especially in Europe’s eastern and southern regions. A European Environment Agency (EEA) report recently published warns that the health of Europe’s most vulnerable citizens remains disproportionately affected by these hazards, despite overall improvements in Europe’s environmental quality. Among the authors of the report, CMCC researcher Margaretha Breil in the framework of the ETC/CCA activities […]

Stratospheric warming events, and extremely cold weather in North America

The cold outbreak could continue for several days, it appears to be connected to an intense episode of stratospheric warming. […]

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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International Day for Disaster Reduction: a snapshot of the CMCC research

Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters. The CMCC Foundation is at the forefront – with its researchers and projects – to address this issue and provide concrete recommendations and solutions […]

Climate risks beyond adaptation?

Book launch “Loss and Damage from Climate Change. Concepts, Methods and Policy Options”. A presentation with insights from chapter authors – among the participants, CMCC researcher Elisa Calliari who contributed with the book chapter “The politics of (and behind) the UNFCCC’s Loss and Damage Mechanism”. On September 28, 2018, 9:30-11:00 at the London School of Economics […]

What is the trend in economic losses from climate-related extremes?

The economic cost of weather and climate extremes. Natural hazards, past trends and projections. Take a look to the Eurostat section dedicated to climate change, including analyses and statistics realized by CMCC researchers for EEA in the framework of the ETC/CCA activities […]

Climate change: the challenge of resilient cities

How will our future cities look? In Bologna, an event to discuss about the future of our cities and their ability to adapt to the new climate scenarios expected to have an increasing influence on health, wealth and quality of life of their inhabitants. With the participation of the CMCC experts Paola Mercogliano and Sergio Castellari […]

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 […]

Debate: is Europe ready for climate related disasters?

Reducing risk and better adaptation strategies will be crucial to face extreme weather events such as heatwaves, storm surges and floods. On October 17, 2017, in Brussels, EEA report launch and policy debate. Join it via streaming! […]

Natural hazards: towards an integrated approach

How do people make decisions in the context of climate change risks and environmental conflicts? How can we measure their impacts? A clearer system of classification of disasters, an improvement of loss accounting mechanisms and a refocusing on extensive forms of risk can offer new possibilities for developing a more coherent path towards disaster risk reduction and sustainable development
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2014: an unusual, wet, Italian summer

Heavy rainfall that damaged agriculture, affected tourism and overall economy of Italy and the surrounding Mediterranean countries. A study recently published reconstructed those events while trying to understand the physical mechanisms responsible for such abnormal weather […]

Fostering dialogue between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

A session chaired by CMCC researchers in the framework of the 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. A discussion on the main conceptual and methodological challenges faced when developing efficient monitoring and evaluation procedures, sharing of the lessons learned so far and searching for synergies between the fields […]

Building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters: the outcome of the 2017 European Forum

A unique opportunity in Instabul to shape the implementation and monitoring of the Sendai Framework in Europe. Preparing to share experiences, lessons learnt, and gap analyses views on disaster risk reduction in Europe for the 2017 Global Platform to be held on 22-26 May 2017, in Cancun, Mexico. Read the final declaration of the Open Forum […]

Building local resilience to climate disaster risk

The Best Climate Practices 2017 contest is on! This new edition is focused on Disaster risk reduction, an essential piece of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Participate and send your proposal by May 31st, 2017. […]