The final event will be held on June 10th with a Zoom conference of the Sheep To Ship LIFE project. The event, which will start at 09.30, is totally free and a simultaneous translation service will be provided in Italian and English.
The SheepToShip Life project comes to an end after five years of work.
The precise and ambitious goal has been achieved: to demonstrate how dairy sheep farming can be more sustainable from a climate and environmental point of view and, at the same time, more efficient and profitable.
In spite of the collective imagination linked to idyllic landscapes made of sheep, green pastures and blue skies, the project has quantified how, in reality, the sheep dairy sector of Sardinia, with about 3 million head and over 10 thousand active companies , contributes over 5% of the greenhouse gas emissions of Italian agriculture. On the other hand, the margins for improvement highlighted by the project are wide, thanks to specific actions to mitigate climate change, especially if accompanied by the enhancement of the important eco-systemic services offered, to which Sardinian sheep farms are structurally suited.
It starts with a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in ten years and, on a regional scale, systematizing the eco-innovation strategies set out in the Environmental Action Plan developed by SheepToShip LIFE, the climate neutrality of sheep systems Sardinia could be easily reached by 2050.
The project, carried out in the period 2016-2021 thanks to funding from the “Climate Action” sub-program of the LIFE program “Environment and climate change” of the European Union, was coordinated by the CNR IBE of Sassari and saw the participation of the University of Sassari, with the Departments of Agriculture and Economic and Business Sciences, the Agris and Laore regional agencies, and the Department of Environmental Defense of the Sardinia Region.
The reflections on the legacy that the project leaves to the Sardinia Region and the Mediterranean sheep sector, more generally, will be discussed next Thursday 10 June in the final event entitled “Sheep may safely graze,and they can help us in the challenge of climatic change”. The conference, of a popular nature, will be accessible online at the link https://zoom.us/j/97241413137 and will allow to deepen, with both national and European industry experts, the role and opportunities that the sheep sector can play and seize in the framework of the next National Strategic Program for Rural Development and within the European strategy “From Farm to Fork” .
The Institute for Bioeconomy of the National Research Council (CNR-IBE) in collaboration with the Foundation for Climate and Sustainability organizes the International SymposiumThe Mediterranean Coastal Monitoring: Problems and Measurement Techniques” to be held in Livorno in the second half of June 2022 at theNatural History Museum of the Mediterranean.
The event, now in its ninth edition, is addressed, every two years, to all scholars of the coastal areas of the coastal towns. In particular, as in previous editions, it is proposed as a place to make known the research work carried out in recent years on the theme of Mediterranean monitoring, and therefore an opportunity to present new proposals and promote actions in favor of the protection of marine and coastal environment.
The Symposium will focus on the discussion of issues related to the coastal areas of the Mediterranean and the search for technical and instrumental solutions to problems relating to energy production in the coastal area, to the morphology and evolution of the coastline, to the flora and fauna of the coastal system. , the legal and economic aspects, the management of integrated coastal protection, the geography and architecture of the coastal strip, the safeguarding and protection of cultural heritage.
The event will be divided into the following sessions:
FLORA AND FAUNA OF THE LITORAL SYSTEM: DYNAMICS AND PROTECTION
MORPHOLOGY AND EVOLUTION OF COASTALS AND ITS BOTTOMS
COASTAL ENVIRONMENT ENGINEERING: POLLUTION, ENERGY PRODUCTION, ECONOMIC-ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND EVALUATION, REGULATORY CONTEXT
COASTAL AND UNDERWATER CULTURAL HERITAGE
GEOGRAPHY AND LANDSCAPE OF THE COASTAL STRIP: DYNAMICS OF THE TERRITORY AND INTEGRATED PROTECTION
Further information is available on the website by clicking on the following link
Reuters, one of the largest and most famous news agencies in the world, has released the list of the 1000 most important and influential climate scientists decisive for the “challenge to global warming”.
This list sees a majority presence of the best European minds within which we find as many as 20 Italian excellences. Ibe is proud of its presence within these excellences thanks to the studies and work carried out by Dr. Marco Moriondo.
the Republica newspaper pays tribute to all of them with a nice article published on their web page.
“Above all, Europe is leading with hundreds of brilliant minds the difficult fight against the greatest challenge of our times and of the future, the one against the advancing climate crisis. A Europe in which there is also a great recognition for Italy, which has about twenty “influential” scientists among the first thousand in the world, among which Massimo Tavoni is in first place among those who work and do research in Italy. Tavoni, professor of Climate Change Economics at the Politecnico di Milano, director of EIEE (RFF-CMCC) European Institute on Economics and the Environment and signature of Green & Blue with the column “A country under the microscope”.
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Science is not limited to scientists. Everyone can be involved. Public participation in scientific research is becoming increasingly crucial to increasing everyone’s understanding of science and its benefits to society. More importantly, it advances scientific research itself. … And, likewise, plays a crucial role in INCREASE. Here, we study all the beans! The Citizen Science Experiment, conducted as part of the project, invites all interested citizens to voluntarily contribute and test an innovative decentralized approach to the conservation, multiplication and sharing of seeds in order to preserve agro-biodiversity. All you need is a field, garden, terrace or balcony.
Starting from this month, a cycle of seminars will begin consisting of 11 meetings which will end next January 2022. During this cycle, promoted by CNR IRPPS, CNR IBE, Department of Social Sciences of the University of Naples, the University of Turin , Siena, Padua and the FIAB Research Center, the new season that THE BICYCLE is going through will be taken into consideration. On 22 p.v. the first meeting entitled “Road users, fluid and conflicting identities” will be held starting from 4 pm until 6 pm and it will be possible to follow it through the appropriate Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/ 445013193620389 / or by registering for free on Everbrite at the web address https://bit.ly/2PUIZuH“The need for an ecological transition towards less polluting transport models, the growing awareness of the importance of intervening to make our cities more liveable, the policy of incentives towards two-wheelers are opening, in the scenario of the pandemic, unprecedented perspectives of transformation in the models of mobility that tend to favor cycling. “
On Thursday 4 March there will be a Webinar entitled “CO costr & Wood: raw material and construction technologies” which will include the participation of IBE – CNR with the contribution provided by dr. Michele Brunetti. The webinar will start at 15.00 and will end at 18.00. The event, which will be free of charge, being accredited by the CNAPPC, will allow the release of 3 CFPs and the relative certificate of participation
The third edition of the International Convention on Organic Fruit and the first edition of the International Convention on Organic Vegetables will be held in Catania from 14 to 17 December. IBE CNR will be present at the conferences as co-organizer thanks to the contribution of colleagues dr.ssa Maria Grazia Melilli and dr Sergio Argento. For more information on the event, you can consult the dedicated web page Orghort 2020 – Catania (Italy), December 14th-17th 2021
A webinar on the topic”Wood biomass: Opportunity or problem for mitigating the climate crisis?” which intends to tackle the issue in a scientific way, especially for the part linked to the role of the use of wood with respect to renewable energy, mitigation and the impact in the atmosphere.
Cnr-Ibe, which together with SISEF play the role of organizers of the event, will be present through the intervention of its director Dr. Giorgio Matteucci. There will be a scientific framework session (IBE, EU-JRC, Univ. Padova, ISPRA, Georgia Tech) and a round table with representatives from the world of certification forestry, AIEL, WWF, LegaAmbiente, UNCEM, a representative of the region. Alessandra Stefani, Director General of “Forests” (MiPAAF – General Directorate of Mountain Economy and Forests) will conclude.
Participation is open to all through an obligatory reservation that can be made at the following address no later than 23/02:
The use of woody biomass to produce energy is a topic that is hotly debated both at a scientific level and at a political-cultural level.
Woody biomass currently represents the most important source of renewable energy in the EU and in Italy and represents an indispensable resource today to achieve the European objectives for “energy and climate change” which plan to rise from the current 18% of energy from renewable sources to 32% in 2030.
However, there is strong opposition to the use of this energy source or at least to its inclusion in the renewable sources category.
The main objections concern the opposition to the cutting of the forest for the direct production of biomass (fewer objections are posed to the use of biomass that come from a cascade use of the wood resource) and the worsening of air quality following the combustion of woody biomass with particular reference to the introduction of fine dust into the atmosphere.
SISEF, in its role as a scientific society of reference for forests and wood products, has organized an event to scientifically discuss
A WEBCONFERENCE entitled “Low Carbon Sheep Farming: innovation becomes practice” will take place on June 26th from 11.00 to 13.00. The event is part of the communication and dissemination activities of the SheepToShip LIFE project, of which IBE-CNR is the lead partner.
SheepToShip LIFE is a five-year project (July 2016 – July 2021), co-financed by the EU LIFE 2014-2020 program, which aims to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the Sardinian sheep dairy industry by 20% in 10 years, through the identification and application of eco-innovative techniques.
The Web Conference aims to take stock of the progress of the project and intends to contribute to the debate on rural development strategies aimed at promoting the environmental sustainability of sheep production systems. In particular, a comparison will be proposed on the key tools of the National Strategic Plan for Rural Development 2021-2027 (PSN), with the aim of evaluating the replicability of SheepToShip LIFE good practices from the regional to the national and European scale.
The virtual conference will be hosted on the Adobe Connect WebMeeting platform and live streaming on Live.cnr.it in Italian and English will be handled by CNR.
The Italian Association of Agrometeorology (AIAM) is proud to announce the first edition of the International Advanced School of Agricultural Meteorology, dedicated to “AGRICULTURAL METEOROLOGY FOR A CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE“.
The 2020 edition, co-organized with WMO and FAO, aims to provide young researchers and professionals with high-level innovative knowledge and skills on the most advanced technologies for the agrometeorological analysis and monitoring applied to a sustainable agricultural development under climate change.