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Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change - CMCC


This project intends to create the necessary scientific and organisational background for the successful establishment of the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), a research organization that studies climate variability, its causes and its consequences, using numerical models ranging from Global Earth System to Regional models within the Euro-Mediterranean area.

The CMCC was established in year 2005 under the initiative of the Italian government, through the Ministry of the Environment and Land Protection (MATT), the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), and the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF). A consortium of six Italian research Institutes was entrusted with the responsibility of starting up the Center; this consortium is led by the National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) and is composed by the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), the University of Lecce (UNILE), the Italian Consortium for Aerospace Research (CIRA), the University of Benevento (UNISANNIO), and the Consorzio Venezia Ricerche (CVR). The Center’s headquarters is located in Lecce.

FEEM develops the socio-economic research of CMCC and provides support to policy making in the negotiations about climate change. FEEM research is structured into 4 intertwined activities: 1) endogenous emission scenarios; 2) translation of physical climate impacts into direct economic impacts; 3) economic assessment of direct and indirect impacts of climate change at the regional and sectoral scale; and 4) implications for mitigation and adaptation policies.


Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - INGV, Rome, Italy
Università degli Studi del Salento -UNILE, Lecce, Italy
Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali - CIRA, Capua, Italy
Consorzio Venezia Ricerche - CVR, Venezia, Italy
Università degli Studi del Sannio - UTA, Benevento, Italy

Associated Centers
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - CNR, Rome, Italy
University of Tuscia - UNITUSCIA, Viterbo, Italy
Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari - IAMB, Bari, Italy
Research Centre in Pure and Applied Mathematics - CRMPA, Salerno, Italy
Università degli Studi di Sassari - UNISS, Sassari, Italy
Consorzio SPACI, SPACI, Lecce, Italy
Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS, Sgonico, Italy
Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics - ICTP, Trieste, Italy

Surname NameRole
Bosello Francesco Climate Change Economic Impacts and Adaptation (EIA) Program Coordinator
Bosetti Valentina Senior Researcher
Carraro Carlo  
Massetti Emanuele Research Associate
Parrado Ramiro Senior Researcher
Tavoni Massimo Mitigation, Innovation and Transformation Pathways (MITP) Program Coordinator

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Start Date: August 2005

End Date:
August 2010