Unequal exposure and unequal impacts: social vulnerability to environmental health hazards in Europe

Targeted action is needed to better protect the poor, the elderly and children from environmental hazards like air and noise pollution and extreme temperatures, especially in Europe’s eastern and southern regions. A European Environment Agency (EEA) report recently published warns that the health of Europe’s most vulnerable citizens remains disproportionately affected by these hazards, despite overall improvements in Europe’s environmental quality. Among the authors of the report, CMCC researcher Margaretha Breil in the framework of the ETC/CCA activities […]

Climate change and natural disaster: scientists and policy makers meet in Greece

Antonio Navarra will attend the conference in Athens dedicated to climate change impacts and disaster risk reduction giving the speech: “The challenge of climate change” […]

Adapting to climate change: how to make it possible?

How is it possible to make climate change adaptation not only more effective but also politically and institutionally viable? Read about the CMCC policy session at the 6th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists (WCERE) in Gothenburg. […]

What is the trend in economic losses from climate-related extremes?

The economic cost of weather and climate extremes. Natural hazards, past trends and projections. Take a look to the Eurostat section dedicated to climate change, including analyses and statistics realized by CMCC researchers for EEA in the framework of the ETC/CCA activities […]

Drinking Europe: the path of water towards sustainability

It’s a problem that concerns all 500 million Europeans. Floods, droughts, water scarcity have dramatically increased in number and intensity in the UE due to climate change. How we can protect and manage water resources in order to maximize their efficient utilization while minimizing the present-day negative aspects? The PROLINE-CE project wants to address these issues by the implementation of innovative best practices  and measures of land use and water protection in pilot actions […]

The Hurricane JOSE fingerprint on the OCEAN

Jose’s impact on the ocean analysing the CMCC global ocean forecasting system. According to it, a large hurricane-induced sea surface cooling greater than 5 Celsius degrees, can be expected […]

Hurricane Irma: an ocean perspective

According to a forecast based on the CMCC global ocean forecast system, a partial but not fundamental role of the ocean cooling in reducing IRMA intensity before landfall, can be expected […]