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Solutions, from which to start, to fight the climate crisis in the Mediterranean area.

Forum sul clima Fortezza da Basso

The Fortezza da Basso will be the mirror of Italy ready to accept the climate challenge

The event will focus on the presentation on short and long-term climate impacts in the Mediterranean area. It will be an authoritative focus with the most up-to-date studies and the most advanced research, including detailed research, aimed at identifying and preventing the effects produced in the atmosphere, water, ground, agriculture, urban areas, infrastructure, human health and environmental ecosystems. The range of expected impacts - desertification, drought, hydrogeological disruption and floods, rising sea levels and salt wedge, quality, availability and water use - call for an immediate need for defence infrastructure, water and resource storage systems, forecasting and management technologies, mitigation and adaptation works and interventions. The keynote lecture will be held with the scientific coordination of the CMCC, Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change, chaired by Professor Antonio Navarra. The CMCC is the Public Foundation founded in 2005, with offices in Bologna and Lecce, by initiative of the Ministry of Education, University and Research, the Ministry of the Environment and the Protection of the Territory and the Sea, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Ministry of Economy and Finance. As part of the National Strategic Research Programme, it is today a world-class excellence, interface of the IPCC (UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), the planetary observatory on the climate crisis, and scientific and institutional reference for policy makers, public institutions and both private and public companies. The scientific research structure offers the best assurance of quality and will guarantee a holistic Climate and Weather study on the Mediterranean area, deepening the knowledge on short, medium and long term climate projections in the various territories, their local causes and consequences, also through high-resolution simulations with global models of the Earth system and regional models. The specific goal will be to provide the most rigorous, most up-to-date and accredited results, elaborated also in cooperation with research centres and universities of the most involved Mediterranean countries, with the representation of the most at risk areas and production sectors, offering useful knowledge for adaptation and counter policies and for targeted cooperation actions.

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