CMCC Foundation Euromediterranean Center on Climate change, Italy

Project Partner 13

The “Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici” (CMCC) is a non-profit research institution established with the financial support of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research and the Ministry of the Environment Land and Sea, the Ministry for Agricultural and Forestry Policies and the Ministry of Finance.

CMCC’s mission is to investigate and model our climate system and its interactions with society to provide reliable, rigorous, and timely scientific results, which will in turn stimulate sustainable growth, protect the environment, and develop science driven adaptation and mitigation policies in a changing climate.

CMCC collaborates with experienced scientists, economists, and technicians, which work together in order to provide full analyses of climate impacts on various  systems such as agriculture, ecosystems, coasts, water resources, health, and economics. CMCC also supports policymakers in setting and assessing costs, mitigation, and adaptation policies.

The CMCC offices are located in Lecce, Bologna, Capua, Milan, Sassari, Venice, Viterbo, and Benevento. Since 2015 the scientific structure has been reorganized into 8 operative Divisions, which have their scientific and planning activities coordinated by the Strategic Committee. The Committee has the task of supervising the Division’s strategic activities, stimulating new interdivisional projects, engaging with international research networks and generally ensuring scientific development in the medium to long term.

Within PROLINE-CE project, CMCC’s experience allows to implement a pilot action in the Po river system, together with ARPAE. They will focus on one or more tributaries of river Po, conducting an integrated evaluation of the impact of climate change and land use changes on water quantity and quality. Moreover, a report about climate change relevant issues for all pilot action clusters as a basis for interpretation of climate change issues in the transnational action plan will be elaborated. Also in the transnational methodological preparation phase of pilot actions, CMCC will be significantly involved regarding the integration of climate change issues into the different working steps in the pilot action clusters. Thus, the pilot actions can also consider the potential consequences of opposite climate extremes on land and water resources, evaluating the cascading impacts on ecosystem services and human well-being.

Contact Person: Paola Mercogliano