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 […]

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 […]

Investments, development and enterprises: the utopia of sustainability according to Giovannini

A meeting in Venice in the frame of the Sustainable Development Festival. The main guest was Enrico Giovannini, spokesperson of the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development  (ASVIS) and author of the book “L’utopia sostenibile” (ed. Laterza, 2018). A conversation on sustainability as an opportunity for a positive change in the economy and the society […]

Progress falls short on SDG7 energy targets

In every area of sustainable energy measured by Sustainable Development Goal 7 – achieving universal energy access, clean cooking, higher rates of energy efficiency improvements, and increasing the share of renewable energy – overall progress falls short of what is needed to meet targets by 2030. Some real gains have bene observed, however, in terms of the expansion of access to electricity in poorer countries, energy efficiency improvements in the industrial sector, and renewable energy gains in the electricity sector […]

Effort Sharing, land-use, energy efficiency: EU sets new laws  to achieve 2030 climate targets

The Council of the European Union gave final approval to key regulations covering GHG emission reductions, land-use activities, energy performance of buildings and environmental reporting obligations for Member States […]

How to limit global warming to 1.5°C?

A new study published on Nature Climate Change and co-authored by CMCC researchers J. Emmerling, L. Drouet, and M. Tavoni assesses the feasibility of the 1.5°C threshold under different socioeconomic conditions […]

From Brazil to India: the best strategies for zero-emission development

Are governments moving forward to achieve the Paris goals? What are the key sectors and measures for low-carbon development in different countries? The CD-LINKS project tried to answer to these questions and recently presented its results at COP23 […]

COP23 Side Event “1.5 & 2°C strategies, SDGs and green growth”

The latest findings for ratcheting up the Nationally Determined Contributions toward the 1.5 & 2°C goals and green economy strategies for aligning economic with climate goals. An event organized in the framework of the CMCC CD-LINKS project’s activities. In Bonn, on November 15, 2017 […]