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Climate Change and Land. 50th session IPCC in GenevaAug 08, 2019Climate Change and Land. 50th session IPCC in Geneva
The Special Report of the IPCC dedicated to the relationships between climate change, desertification, degradation and sustainable management of land and soil, food security and greenhouse gas flows in terrestrial ecosystems was presented on August 8th. ISPRA is strongly committed to the study, analysis and evaluation of all related phenomena, also providing technical support to the MATTM on these issues. The Institute participates in international negotiations on climate, desertification and biodiversity and contributes to the preparation of reports on these issues produced by national and international institutions, including the IPCC. In this scenario, ISPRA carries out relevant activities on the subject of consumption and land degradation, on desertification, on mitigation and adaptation to climate change.


Summer stage of ScienzaInsieme a NottidiFantaScienza, see you in September!Aug 08, 2019Summer stage of ScienzaInsieme a NottidiFantaScienza, see you in September!
It is summer but ScienzaInsieme does not go holiday: on 3 August "A sea to save" was held, the last appointment of the NottiDifantaSCIENZA festival at CineVillage Arena Parco Talenti (Rome). Among the speakers, two of our researchers who talked about posidonia and the plastics that threaten the survival of the life forms that live near the coasts or in the depths of the abyss. ScienzaInsieme is the week dedicated to scientific dissemination, to which ISPRA adheres together with the main Italian Research Institutes and Universities, this year will be held from 20 to 27 September 2019.


Drops of civilization in a plastic oceanAug 01, 2019Drops of civilization in a plastic ocean
ISPRA researchers explain to the little interviewer what happens to the plastic when it ends up in the sea, the consequences on the natural environment and what kind of work the marine biologist does. Waste of all types, colors, shapes and sizes and the new environmental emergency: the "marine litter". The plastic is the topic of environmental education project ISPRA , the undisputed queen of the most found waste at sea and on our shores. Specifically, the proposed topics will cover the history and the effects produced by the material that most revolutionized man's life and way of thinking: brief notes on the production cycle and a detailed excursus on the main sources of plastic pollution that slowly , but inexorably, they are suffocating seas and oceans.


Forgotten fruits and recovered biodiversity. The germplasm of wine and fruits of traditional Italian agriculture. Case studies: Campania and VenetoAug 05, 2019Forgotten fruits and recovered biodiversity. The germplasm of wine and fruits of traditional Italian agriculture. Case studies: Campania and Veneto
With the eighth Bookleet of forgotten fruits and recovered biodiversity, focused on the case-studies of Campania and Veneto, ISPRA continues to promote the knowledge and sharing on Italian regional agrobiodiversity. The Bookleet carried out by ISPRA and ARPA Emilia-Romagna and with the contribution of many local experts, is part of a book necklace dedicated to the study of Italian fruit no longer cultivated and in danger of extinction, with the hope that they will be produced again and enjoy as before. With this iniziative ISPRA contributes to the conservation of an important genetic and cultural resource, handed down for centuries by local farmers, and fundamental to face the challanges of environmental changes.

World Day to Combat Desertification

17 june 2019: World day to combat desertificationJun 14, 201917 june 2019: World day to combat desertification
17 June 2019 is the World Day to Combat Desertification, launched by UN to celebrate the adoption Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Paris in 1994. This year it marks the 25th anniversary of the Convention. The theme chosen is "Let's grow the future together”. The celebration is an occasion to celebrate the 25 years of progress made by countries on sustainable land management, and, at the same time, to look at the broad picture of the next 25 years where to achieve land degradation neutrality.


The climate can't wait: SNPA adheres at the global strike for futureMar 15, 2019The climate can't wait: SNPA adheres at the global strike for future

The National System for Environmental Protection (SNPA), together with other research organizations and environmental associations, adheres to the Global Strike for Future, a great event to raise global awareness of climate change, making available  data, information and activities that System is carrying out to combat climate change.

Stefano Laporta, SNPA president, has also declared: "We as a System are committed every day to protect the environment and citizens, all of us in the National System for Environmental Protection feel deeply involved in this great climate initiative, which starts with young people to fight for the future of the planet. We also join the appeal of Italian President Mattarella, who only few days ago attended our National SNPA Conference in Rome, that has just given a further signal of attention to the environmental challenge in Italy and in the world. The climatic urgency is in front our eyes: in Italy the 2018 was the warmest year in the last two centuries, extreme weather events are increasing, while the drought situation of rivers and lakes is increasing. All this issues has an impact on people's daily lives. Our contribution as SNPA is to constantly monitoring what is happening in the territory, study the phenomena and to support to define mitigation strategies and adaptation to climate change in progress. This is why we want to reiterate the message sent by the young people: the climate change cannot wait!"

Ispra Events
Roma, Società Geografica Italiana, Villa Celimontana,
Nov 13, 2019
Second day of Geology and History - disappeared Italian lakes, sacred sources and extinct thermal areas
Roma, Società Geografica Italiana, Villa Celimontana,
Oct 02, 2019
Geology and History - Natural events and geohistorical research
Rome, Senate of Republic - sala Capitolare presso il Chiostro S. Maria Sopra Minerva,
Jul 18, 2019
Report on Non-Municipal Waste - edition 2019
Rome, Ispra headquarter,
Jun 19, 2019
ISPRA environmental education initiatives for schools: results and scenarios
Turin, Sede Arpa Piemonte Via Pio VII, n. 9,
Jun 07, 2019
Workshop Project Sic2Sic - cycling through the Natura 2000 Network
Rome, ISPRA headquarter,
May 28, 2019 - May 29, 2019
16 projects school-work alternative in Ispra: students talk!
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