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October 13, 2021
High-resolution Wildfire Risk projections

We are preparing a high-resolution (0.1° x 0.1°, about 10x10 km) Wildfire Risk Index dataset and have now completed the first projection of 1 out of 5 climate models and for one emissions scenario (Shared Socioeconomic Pathway 5-8.5  or SSP5-8.5). The other 4 models and second scenario (SSP1-2.6) are under way. The full dataset will […]

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October 6, 2021
New research project: Climate Intelligence

We have started a new EU funded four-year international research project named CLINT (CLimate INTelligence) in collaboration with 15 partners including academic institutions, national weather services and ECMWF. CLINT will develop an AI framework of Machine Learning techniques and algorithms to process big climate datasets to improve the detection (spatial patterns), causation (the physical triggers), […]

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September 16, 2021
High-resolution CMIP6 projections now available

We have now new high-resolution simulations based on projection supporting the recent IPCC  report released in August (see AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis).  This was made possible thanks to the newly released ERA5-Land global reanalysis from Copernicus Climate Change Service. The dataset is obtained by statistically downscaling climate projections from the CMIP6 […]

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June 25, 2021
Finalist of the G20 TechSprint competition

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub and the Bank of Italy, under the Italian G20 Presidency, announced today the shortlisted finalists of the G20 green and sustainable finance challenge. We are very happy to be one of the shortlisted candidates of this year's international competition. The BIS Innovation Hub and the Bank of […]

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May 18, 2021
C3S Conference & General Assembly

Today is the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Conference and General Assembly.  Three afternoons of online presentations and debate on the latest developments in climate monitoring, with speakers and panellists from leading International research institutes, government services and private-sector innovators. Topics include: Climate risk Climate impacts and extremes Operational Climate Services Future of C3S evolution […]

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April 19, 2021
The +1.5°C limit is getting closer

The Paris Agreement’s of 2015 aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping global temperature well below 2 ̊C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature rise even further to 1.5 ̊C. In 2015 global temperature had just reached 1°C above pre industrial levels […]

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February 26, 2021
Climate data: the new key for finance decision making

In a changing climate, the financial sector will more than ever need precise data, predictions and projections to assess investment risks and identify opportunities. Having reliable information at hand will help to accelerate the switch to a climate-resilient global economy. Read the story on Euronews

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February 8, 2021
Business risk and the emergence of climate analytics

A key paper on the emergence and possibilities of climate services for the financial sector appeared today in Nature Climate Change. Emerging awareness of climate-related financial risk has prompted efforts to integrate knowledge of climate change risks into financial decision-making and disclosures. Assessment of future climate risk requires knowledge of how the climate will change […]

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December 1, 2020
Climate services for a climate-resilient Europe

We are presenting tomorrow our services at the Climate services for a climate-resilient Europe workshop. In the context of the European Green Deal, the new EU Adaptation strategy and the Horizon Europe Adaptation Mission, this workshop will: Showcase the added-value and potential of climate services to mainstream adaptation across several sectors and different levels of decision-making. Discuss barriers to full deployment […]

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