Is there an order to chaos? Professor Giorgio Parisi walks us through the amazing patterns and rules that govern apparently random phenomena in his Nobel lecture on the theory of complex systems and their implications for our understanding of the world that surrounds us.

In his Nobel lecture, Professor Syukuro Manabe explains how man influences the climate and how weather and climate modelling has allowed us to understand this relationship in more detail. Watch the full lecture.

The conversation around climate change has never been more intense on social media, where influencers have the power to inspire and even persuade their followers. An international multidisciplinary team has developed a dashboard that allows us to navigate tweets and hashtags providing some answers to this question. So, to what extent are social media users at the mercy of climate change deniers?

Bringing youth to the centre of climate negotiations and ensuring meaningful participation was a key concern for the joint UK-Italy Presidency of the COP26. So, how did ideas developed in Milan by 400 young climate leaders reach the negotiating tables and what elements of the Youth4Climate Manifesto made it into the Glasgow Climate Pact?

In the build-up to COP26 in Glasgow around 400 young climate leaders from all over the world met at the Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition summit in Milan to exchange ideas and join in dialogue with experts and high-level speakers, including over 50 Ministers, experts and decision-makers from around the world.

The rules are now fixed. Corresponding adjustments and partial cancellation ensure key elements to preserving climate integrity. A look at Article 6, one of the thorniest issues in climate negotiations, which has gradually taken shape from Paris to Glasgow and regulates how countries cooperate — from bilateral trade to carbon markets — to enhance mitigation outcomes and support adaptation.

by Marinella Davide*

With a draft agreement reached on November 10, and China and the US releasing a joint declaration a few hours later, policymakers, experts and observers start to get a glimpse of what the likely outcomes of the COP26 will be.

The IPCC’s press release detailing all essential information on the Working Group I report, the first instalment of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), which will be completed in 2022.

With the annual intersessional UN climate talk taking place online, and mired with technical difficulties, delegates are eager to get back to in person meetings. However, in three weeks of virtual discussions, little headway was made leaving all decision making to the COP26 in Glasgow.

Policy is the key to contrasting the worst effects of climate change. Analysing the impact of climate laws implemented by the G7 nations on their overall emissions gives a clear indication of how important policy measures are in the fight against climate change.

Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash

Climate change is exacerbating problems such as habitat loss and extreme temperature fluctuations. With one in four species currently under threat of extinction, understanding which ones are better equipped to adapt, and hence survive, can provide valuable information for conservation efforts and policy choices.

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Euro-Mediterranean Center on #ClimateChange: integrated, multi-disciplinary and frontier research on climate science and policy.

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