A reliable tracking of land-use emissions to assess progress towards the Paris Agreement

The goals of the Paris Agreement require forest-based mitigation. But the global modeling community and countries apply different methods to measure and report land-based greenhouse gases. So, how to reconcile these conceptual differences? A new study on Nature Climate Change explores the reasons for these differences and outlines ways to reconcile them […]

Addressing consumption is key to reducing emissions in cities

The carbon footprint of cities may be 60% larger than previously estimated once consumption emissions are included in the equation. A better understanding of these consumption-based emissions will improve the ability of cities to contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions at a global level and support emissions reduction activities beyond their own city boundaries. […]

Climate change: the organic farming potential

Cutting down the emissions by 60% while reaching the double objective of providing healthy food and mitigation strategies: organic farming could represent a pathway to achieve these goals. All the outcomes in the study of the CMCC Foundation on wholemeal bread production in Italy […]

IPCC agrees outlines of new reports

The reports will help governments understand the impact climate change is having on human activities and nature on land and sea and how human activity in these areas is affecting climate change. Both to be finalized in September 2019 […]

How we monitor greenhouse gases in Europe: ICOS-RI explained the Italian partners

The cutting-edge Italian research on carbon cycle and greenhouse gas budget and its protagonists. ICOS-RI, the pan-european integrated carbon observation system research infrastructure and its Ecosystem Thematic Centre coordinated by the CMCC Foundation. Presented at the Radio24 programme “L’altro pianeta” […]

Methane: all the data of a key factor affecting climate change

It is one of the most important greenhouse gases with even a global warming potential larger than CO2. An international study provides information and data on its increasing concentrations in the atmosphere. Among the authors, CMCC researcher Monia Santini […]

Citizens Climate Pledge encourages citizens around the globe to make personal contributions to climate action

Global Citizens Climate Pledge announced. By signing the pledge, global citizens can show their concern about the serious risk that climate change poses for present and future generations, and commit to take personal action […]

G20: key step forward as US and China agree to ratify Paris climate deal

Presidents Obama and Xi ratified the Paris Climate Change Agreement on the eve of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China. At the moment, 26 Parties, accounting for 39.06% of global GHG emissions, have ratified of 197 Parties to the Convention […]

Climate Change: A Good Investment

It is economically attractive, the benefits outweigh the costs, and mitigation could be defined as a development challenge. The outcomes of an international project on mitigation in South East Asia promoted by Asian Development Bank with scientific support of CMCC Foundation. […]

ICOS presented future plans at the Observing the Horizon event in Helsinki

Observing the Horizon an event to present ICOS future plans for supporting Paris climate agreement with the emphasis on the necessity of a science-based carbon observation system that will enable a detailed knowledge base in order to support and verify future global mitigation and adaptation climate change processes. […]

The value of natural capital in Regional climate policies

It’s not only about energy, it spans all over our life. Some comments on how to move from climate policy to action at the Regional level. A video from the magazine Climate Science & Policy […]

Up to 155 countries set to sign Paris Agreement

More than 150 governments, with US and China pushing to bring Paris climate deal into force as soon as possible, have confirmed that they will attend the signing ceremony on April 22 in New York. The Paris climate agreement needs to be approved by 55 countries accounting for at least 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions to enter into force. Last updates on events planned and the list of Parties signing the agreement […]

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

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 […]