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 […]

Infographic: Global Warming of 1.5°C

The implications of limiting the global warming at 1,5°C. Where we are now, and what difference does it make half degree? […]

Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C approved by governments

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far- reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment. […]

New Research Forecasts High Emitting Countries to Suffer Economic Damages from Climate Change

Highest for the 3 top emitters (China, India and US), and globally higher and more unequal than normally assumed. Costs of climate change in a novel international study […]

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 […]