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Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici

Short name
CMCC
Web
http://www.cmcc.it/

Country
Italy
Role
CMCC is responsible of Module 1 and 2, Wp leader in WP 1.2 and 2.1, and deputy leader in WP3.3. In addition is a participant in several WPs. Three of its Divisions will be involved: Impacts on Agriculture, Forest, and Natural Ecosystems (IAFENT), Applications and Scenarios (ANS) and Climate Impacts and Policies (CIP)
Work packages
Members
Experience
CMCC is the IPCC Italian focal point. C. Carraro is Vice-Chair of IPCC Working Group 3. D. Spano has been appointed to the Italian Department of Civil Protection - National Committee on Natural Hazards. CMCC is partner of EU projects as CIRCE, BRIDGE, CLARIS, MY OCEAN, SPLASH.
Brief description of the legal entity
The Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC) is the Italian research centre on climate science and policy. Its activities focus on the development and applications of models of climate dynamics, climate change impacts, social economic impact assessment and of cost benefit assessment of climate change adaptation and mitigation policies. The CMCC thus produces numerical simulations of global and regional models of climate change (ANS division), analyses land use changes, deforestation and afforestation dynamics, water and ecosystem transformations (IAFENT division) and finally investigates the interlinkages of these dimensions with social economic activities. This both in terms of anthropogenic impacts on climate change and the environment and of climatic impact on human development. For that concerning economists and social scientists: the CIP division (climate impact and policy) is specifically devoted to the investigation of the social economic dimension of climate change: its research focuses on the economic assessment of climate change impacts, on the production of social-economically based emission scenarios and on the cost benefit assessment of mitigation and adaptation policies.

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