PhD and Master’s programme in Science and Management of Climate Change start in Venice

The classes of the two training courses created from the partnership between the CMCC Foundation and the Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice have begun in Venice, with a good component of international students […]

Students talk about the Master in Climate Change Science and Management

Designed for those who wants to become experts on climate change, thanks to a multidisciplinary programme, which allow them to plan innovative solutions to the most urgent phenomena of our time. Few days left to apply for the new Master in Climate Change Science and Management […]

Ratcheting up Brazil´s Nationally Determined Contribution: a consistent roadmap towards the global temperature goal 2 – 1.5 °C

How will Brazil contribute to the Paris Agreement’s mitigation goals? Which roles will play agriculture, forestry, land use, biofuels, electrifications of vehicles, carbon capture and storage? Roberto Schaeffer, researcher at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, explored Brazil’s role in global efforts to address climate change. Watch the video. […]

Eleventh Annual Meeting of IAMC: the call for abstracts is open

Submit your abstract and participate in the Integrated Modeling Assessment Consortium annual meeting, to be held in Sevilla, Spain, on November 13-15, 2018. Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2018 […]

New Master’s Programme in Climate Change Science and Management in Venice

A one-year international Master Programme to train new experts that will contribute in facing the challenge of climate change […]

The future of the cost of climate change

Estimates of climate impacts in Europe reveal a distinct north-south gradient, placing harsher damages on some of the poorer European countries. A similar pattern exists in the United States. James Rising, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics provides a piece on new research on the social cost of carbon and the importance of higher resolution climate projections […]

Low carbon economy can generate millions of new jobs

While climate change mitigation measures may cause short-term job losses, the new flagship report by the International Labor Organization shows that a just transition to a more sustainable economy offers much potential for job creation and the promotion of decent work […]

Climate finance: are developed countries fulfilling their promises?

At the UNFCCC COP15 in 2009, developed countries committed to mobilise jointly USD 100 billion a year in climate finance by 2020 to address the needs of developing countries. But Oxfam’s recent report shows that countries are still far away from that target. […]

Carbon Pricing and Global Warming: assessing the macroeconomic impacts

To what extent can a worldwide carbon pricing foster the transition towards a low-carbon economy and help mitigate the effects of global warming? Economist Gael Giraud discussed the macroeconomic impact of carbon pricing and public subsidies while evaluating the extent to which these policies are sustainable. Watch the video of the CMCC seminar […]

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. […]

The nexus between food and migration: the potential role of climate change

How climate change and food insecurity affects migration and vice versa? CMCC researcher Monia Santini will explore this issue taking part in the panel discussion “Agricoltura e cambiamenti climatici: i campi non sono più gli stessi” in the framework of the International Food Journalism Festival. On February 23, 2018, in Turin […]

The subsidies conundrum amid emission reductions, renewable boost and social impacts

Would phasing out fossil fuel subsidies help the growth of renewable energy sources? Would it drastically reduce CO2 emissions in the atmosphere? The answer of a brand new study published in the journal Nature examines fully the issues at stake. CMCC researchers Massimo Tavoni and Johannes Emmerling are among the authors of this research. […]

“Meet the IPCC”: Interview with Professor Carlo Carraro, Vice-Chair of IPCC Working Group III

Read the interview with Professor Carlo Carraro, Strategic Advisor at the CMCC Foundation, on the latest IPCC Working Group III blog post. His research, the role of economics in the IPCC, and the challenges of meeting the long-term goal of the Paris Agreement […]

COP23: after Bonn, where are we with climate negotiations?

The Talanoa dialogue, the text on agriculture and the issue of Loss and Damage. The Local Communities and Indigenous People’s Platform and the Gender Action Plan to promote an inclusive and gender-responsive climate policy. The initiatives to support the most poor and vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change. The role of the civil society and the next steps.
CMCC researchers Lucia Perugini and Eleonora Cogo, members of the Italian delegation, presented the main outcomes of COP23 […]

Assessing mitigation strategies from forest ecosystems

A model to predict the evolution and growth dynamics of forests including carbon and water fluxes while evaluating the potential role of forests in climate change mitigation. A study published on Forests by CMCC researchers S. Marconi, T. Chiti, R. Valentini and A. Collalti […]