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European Institute for Climate Change Technologies

Istituto Tecnologico Europeo per il contenimento delle modificazione del clima

 

Humans are increasingly influencing the climate and the earth’s temperature by burning fossil fuels, cutting down rainforests and farming livestock.This adds enormous amounts of greenhouse gases to those naturally occurring in the atmosphere, increasing the greenhouse effect and global warming.

Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over
decades to millennia. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, sea level
has risen, and the concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased.

The European Institute for Climate Change Technologies (EICCT) Institute promotes research projects developing innovative technologies aimed at the reduction of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as climate change adaptation.
A low-carbon economy would have a much greater need to rely on renewable sources of energy, energy-efficient building materials, hybrid and electric cars, ‘smart grid’ equipment, advanced non-fossil technology options for low-carbon heat and power generation and carbon capture and storage technologies.
Climate change affects many sectors of the economy, and agriculture is one of the most susceptible as farming activities are highly dependent on weather. Access to natural resources (soil, air and water) is also crucial to agricultural sustainability.
Through the International Community of Scientific and Technological Research we cooperate with various Academic institutions, Private Companies, NGOs, and other institutions in order to support – both scientifically and financially – various projects aimed at sustainable development.

Area of activity
Support is provided to all activities in areas that entail human interaction with the biosphere, such as agriculture, energy production, its conversion and final uses (e.g. in buildings, industry, and transport sectors) as well as applications in medicine.
CO2 emission reduction
The EU is already taking action to curb greenhouse gas emissions in all areas of its activity. This means more efficient use of less polluting energy, cleaner and more balanced transport options, more environmentally-friendly land-use and agriculture, more sustainable and resilient cities, and fewer emissions from all sectors of our economy.

International action on climate change

The EU is working to promote ambitious global action through

The EU and its member countries take part in international efforts to fight climate change under the UN climate convention.

Istituto Tecnologico Europeo per l’adattabilità ed il contenimento del Climate Change

L’Istituto EICCT è una istituzione ONLUS a carattere pubblico istituita per supportare le attività di Ricerca e le innovazioni tecnologiche utili ad apportare una maggiore sostenibilità ambientale, al fine di contenere l’inquinamento globale delle emissioni di gas ad effetto serra, e di contribuire alle strategie di mitigazione e di trasformazione derivanti dal Climate Change
L’istituto opera in un network della comunità scientifica internazionale per rendere maggiormente fruibile e scambievoli le conoscenze, le esperienze, gli studi prodotti internazionalmente, caratterizzate dalle finalità a cui l’Ente rivolge la propria missione.

Adaptation

Adaptation means anticipating the adverse effects of climate change and taking appropriate action to prevent or minimise the damage they can cause, or taking advantage of opportunities that may arise. It has been shown that well planned, early adaptation action saves money and lives later.

Adaptation measures include: using scarce water resources more efficiently; adapting building codes to future climate conditions and extreme weather events; building flood defences and raising the levels of dykes; developing drought-tolerant crops; choosing tree species and forestry practices less vulnerable to storms and fires; and setting aside land corridors to help species migrate.
support activities:

  •  coordination of ongoing research projects
  • research development via appropriate infrastructures
  •  communication and value appreciation of the final project outcomes

Adaptation to climate change

 IPCC EXPERT REVIEW

6 Assessment Report

Through the International Community of Scientific and Technological Research we cooperate with various Academic institutions, Private Companies, NGOs, and other institutions in order to support – both scientifically and financially – various projects aimed at sustainable development.