The Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) is a non-profit research institution established in 2005, with the financial support of the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), the Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea (MATT), the Ministry of Agricultural and Forestry Policies (MIPAF) and the Ministry of Finance (MEF), thanks to funding from the Integrative Special Research Fund (FISR), within the National strategic Programme for Research.
On 10th December 2015 the Center became a Foundation, therefore representing CMCC’s legal status, its contents, aims and operational modalities.
CMCC’s Mission is to investigate and model our climate system and its interactions with society and the environment to guarantee reliable, rigorous, and timely scientific results to stimulate sustainable growth, protect the environment, and to develop science driven adaptation and mitigation policies in a changing climate.
The CMCC research network has offices in Lecce, Bologna, Capua, Milan, Sassari, Venice, and Viterbo. Institutions from the public sector are mainly involved but private institutions also participate. These jointly investigate multidisciplinary topics related to climate change science and research.
CMCC benefits from the extensive research experience of the Foundation’s seven members: National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV); University of Salento; Italian Aerospace Research Center (CIRA S.c.p.a); Ca’ Foscari University of Venice; University of Tuscia; University of Sassari, Politecnico di Milano.