Climate

Climate is the result of the interaction between sunrays inclination on Earth and elements such as latitude, ocean currents, glaciers, etc. It determines many environmental characteristics of a region, such as flora and fauna, so that in each climate area it is possible to find similar environments.

Climate can change due to natural or anthropic factors. In the last decades, the rapid increase in the global temperature has been related to the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere produced by human activities, as recognized also by the scientists group of IPCC (Intergovernmental panel on climate change), that studies the climate change on the basis of the United Nations’ mandate. Among the most impactful human activities there are: the use of fossil fuels (coal, methane, gas, oil), deforestation (forests are one of the main CO2 absorption tanks with a very important function in climate mitigation), the depletion of natural resources, the exploitation of lands through unsustainable agricultural practices and the intensive livestock farming. Time plays an important role in the fight against climate change; looking at the positive experiences in this area can be a winning move.

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BLUE AP Project

Local Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the city of Bologna

CARBOMARK Project

Improvement of policies toward local voluntary carbon markets for climate change mitigation

MHY BUS Project

Methane and Hydrogen blend for public city transport bus: technical demonstrative application and strategic policy measures

Project ACT

Adapting to Climate Change in Time

Project DERRIS

DisastEr Risk Reduction InSurance

Project ECORUTOUR

Environmentally COmpatible RUral TOURism in protected areas for a sustainable development at low emission of greenhouse gasses

Project Gaia

Green Areas Inner-city Agreement "GAIA

Project LACRe

Local Alliance for Climate Responsibility

Project LAKS

Local Accountability for Kyoto Goals

Project LIFE MAN FOR C.BD

Managing forests for multiple purposes: carbon, biodiversity and socio-economic wellbeing

Project RainBO

Improvement of knowledge, methods and tools to increase the resilience of urban centers to extreme rainfall phenomena

Project SUSTGREENHOUSE

The sustainable greenhouse: demonstrative action for zero emission intensive greenhouse agriculture

TRUST Project

Tool for Regional scale assessment of groUndwater STorage improvement in adaptation to climate change

7° FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME 2007-2013

Browse Program

KNOW-4-DRR Project

Enabling knowledge for disaster risk reduction in integration to climate change adaptation

Project ACCENT- Plus

Atmospheric Composition Change: the European Network-Policy Support and Science

Project CLIM-RUN

Climate Local Information in the Mediterranean region: Responding to User Needs

Project GEOCARBON

Operational Global Carbon Observing System

Project LIMITS

Low climate IMpact scenarios and the Implications of required Tight emission control Strategies

Project THESEUS

Innovative coastal technologies for safer European coasts in a changing climate