Green technology and eco-efficient firms as an opportunity to promote financial de-risking

Core engines of innovation, growth, job creation and social cohesion in high-income and emerging economies, as well as low-income developing countries. How to support low-carbon and environmental small, medium and micro-sized enterprises? Three recommendations that will ensure that the G20 can promote the financing of the transition towards sustainability and resilience by leveraging low-carbon innovation, from a study recently published on Economics. Among the authors, CMCC researcher Elena Verdolini […]

Low-carbon energy finance: new insights for modelers and policy makers

Many studies analyze the innovation, diffusion, and cost developments of low-carbon energy technologies, but little research is dedicated to analyzing the financing dynamics of these technologies. Prof. Dr. Tobias S Schmidt and Dr. Bjarne Steffen of Energy Politics Group – ETH Zurich explored this issue while highlighting research results and their implications. Watch the video […]

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 […]

How can governments foster sustainable innovation?

Human innovations created widespread human prosperity. However, they are also threatening the global environmental systems on which our economy and civilization depend. The likely solutions to these challenges will require yet more innovation: 3 policy proposals that would support more innovation of the environmentally beneficial kind […]

Cities continue to take the lead on climate action

With a new worldwide headquarters in Brussels and a new commitment to develop a City Research and Innovation Agenda to address critical knowledge, data, and innovation gaps that will enable cities to take accelerated and more ambitious climate action, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy prove that cities are at the forefront of climate action […]

One challenge, many solutions: CMCC launches a new participative platform for innovative ideas to address climate change

The CMCC’s website Best Climate Solutions is online! The new web platform developed by the CMCC Foundation is dedicated to innovative, bottom-up efforts […]

Top 10 innovations that will help the world to cut CO2 emissions

The Innovation for Cool Earth Forum elected the most notable among recent innovative developments in energy and climate change mitigation area that had been presented within the past 2 years. Selection criteria include GHG emissions reduction potential, innovativeness, and overall feasibility. Here a presentation of the winning projects […]

Journey: take action on climate change through entrepreneurship

Passionate about entrepreneurship? Want to solve global climate challenges? Join the Climate-KIC Journey and participate in Europe’s largest summer school for climate innovation, offering a unique combination of climate knowledge and hands-on business experience. Deadline: February 18, 2018 […]

Boosting innovation through the added value of climate services: the CLARA project launched

How to promote the European innovation potential and economic growth in the face of climate change? A new project aiming at developing a set of leading-edge climate services drawing on the Copernicus seasonal climate forecasts. A portfolio of climate services to improve policy and decision makings in five priority areas: disaster risk reduction, water resource management, agriculture and food security, renewable energy sources, and public health […]

Italy-Russia cooperation, together to catch new opportunities

Scientific research, business, green economy, biodiversity, renewable energy, advanced innovation for agriculture. Those are the cornerstones of four initiatives of utmost excellence for an unprecedented collaboration between Italy and Russia that features as leading actors the excellence of Russian and Italian research (such as CMCC Foundation) and industrial partners. Initiatives presented at COP22 at the Italian Pavilion […]

The rising impact of finance on climate change control

A framework aligning the decisions of financial institutions with long-term climate goals is taking shape. Carlo Carraro highlights the key role of climate finance […]

Responding to the climate change challenge with adaptation and innovation

A meeting organized in Bologna to develop innovative projects and collaboration on mitigation and adaptation while fostering innovation to cope with climate issues and carbon emission reduction target […]