The CMCC at the UN Climate Conference COP24

Decarbonization policies, climate innovation and finance, climate services to support transitions to low-carbon and climate resilient societies, the evaluation of the EU Adaptation Strategy. From 2 to 14 December 2018, the negotiations and side events with CMCC at COP24 in Katowice, Poland […]

The road towards energy transition and sustainable development

What is the influence of institutions and governance on environmental policy, environmental performance, and green investment? And what about the influence of populism and public opinion on environmental policy adoption? A new study on Energy Research and Social Science explores the issue […]

Special COP22 Marrakech: the Paris Agreement powers the engine up

The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (#COP22) is taking place from 7-18 November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. The event starts just a few days after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, on November 4, 2016. Analyses, background and future implications from the newsletter of Climate Policy Observer […]

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 […]

Paris Agreement

The full text as contained in the report of the Conference of the Parties on its twenty-first session, FCCC/CP/2015/10/Add.1 […]

Signing Ceremony for the Paris Agreement

A guide to the Paris Climate Agreement Signing Ceremony and on the future of climate negotiations […]

Papua New Guinea Sends in First Climate Plan under Paris Agreement

A new page on the UNFCCC Secretariat website to capture countries’ formal climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The first of these nationally determined contributions (NDCs) has come from Papua New Guinea […]

The Role of Regional Governments in Climate Change Policy

No effective implementation of climate policies without a collaboration at different levels of governance. A video from the magazine Climate Science & Policy […]

Paris agreement: key points and future prospects

December 12, 2015 has taken its place in the history of the fight against climate change as the date on which 195 countries succeeded in finding a common agreement for reducing anthropogenic emissions and handling the impacts of rising global temperature. Is it really a success? Carlo Carraro comments the outcomes of the COP21 in an article from his blog […]

The role of Science and the Paris Climate Agreement

Based on knowledge provided by the international scientific community, the text calls science to play a leading role also in the future. Antonio Navarra comments on the COP21 final accord […]

Climate Change: Three Italian Regions leading actors at COP21

A network of European Regions collaborating to tackle climate change, the proposal of decarbonizing two big Apulian factories, the assessment of social and environmental impacts of climate change. Sardinia, Apulia and Lazio key players in an international meeting at COP21 in Paris […]

SPECIAL COP21 – The elephant(s) in the negotiation room: how will differentiation be addressed in the Paris deal?

UPDATE Dec. 5, 2015, 12.30 am: ADP adopted new version of the Draft agreement including reflections note (Annex II) with changes suggested during the last session discussions. The text will be the the starting point of the next week’s negotiations […]

The IPCC at a crossroads: opportunities for reform

Carlo Carraro co-authored an article in the journal Science on the future of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […]

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: success or warning sign for Paris?

The agreed commitments and targets of the international blueprint adopted in Sendai, Japan, as well as its implications for the later UN-led negotiations on sustainable development goals and climate change, reviewed and discussed. A study on Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences […]

G7 leaders agree for a decarbonized economy this century

A commitment to phase out fossil fuel use by the end of the century while enabling all countries to follow a low-carbon and resilient development pathway. Read the summit’s final declaration […]