Current Issues in Climate Research

Accademia nazionale dei Lincei

9-10 September 2021


Scientific and Organizing Committee: Giorgio PARISI (Chair), Bruno CARLI (Co-chair), Enrico ALLEVA, Francesco BERRILLI, Paola BONFANTE, Claudio CARERE, Ignazio MUSU, Giuseppe OROMBELLI, Andrea RINALDO, Giovanni SEMINARA, Thomas STOCKER.

The Conference has been sponsored by Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, Torino With the Patronage of the Accademia delle Scienze di Torino.



9 September, 9.00

Welcome addresses Giorgio PARISI, President of Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
Roberto CINGOLANI, Minister for the Ecological Transition, Italy General Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy
Francesco PROFUMO, President of Compagnia di San Paolo
Massimo MORI, President of Accademia delle Scienze di Torino


Session 1: Settled and unsettled aspects of the carbon cycle, 9.40
CET (Exeter 8.40)

Philippe CIAIS (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, CEA Paris-Saclay and Académie de France)
Terrestrial biosphere and carbon cycle


Andrew WATSON (University of Exeter and The Royal Society, UK)
The Ocean sink for atmospheric CO2 - what we know and what we don't



Session 2: Reconstruction of past climate, 11.20

Thomas STOCKER (University of Bern and Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei)
Surprises in the climate system: the physical basis


Carlo BARBANTE (Istituto di Scienze Polari, CNR and Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia)
Earth’s climate, the lesson learnt from the past



Session 3: Changing extremes, 14.00
CET (Boston 8.00; Canberra 22.00)

Anthony DAVISON (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
Statistical uncertainty and extreme climate events


Kerry EMANUEL (MIT, Boston and National Academy of Sciences, USA)
Effects of climate change on hurricanes, medicanes and severe thunderstorms


Kurt LAMBECK (Australian National University, Canberra and Australian Academy of Sciences)
Perspectives on sea level rise



Session 4: Governance of climate change, 16.20
CET (New York 10.20; Cambridge 15.20)

Gernot WAGNER (New York University)
Pricing climate risk and uncertainty


Partha DASGUPTA (University of Cambridge and The Royal Society, UK)
Biodiversity loss and climate change


Bruno CARLI (CNR-IFAC, Firenze and Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei)
Space borne observations for informed choices



10 September 

Session 5: The future of Venice, 9.00

Andrea RINALDO (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei)
Venice as a template for the discourse on built vs natural environments facing responses to sea level rise


Ignazio MUSU (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia and Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei)
The impact of climate change on sustainable development of integrated socio-economic-cultural-ecological urban systems: the emblematic case of Venice



Session 6: Natural and anthropogenic, 10.40
CET (Oxford 9.40)

Timothy PALMER (Oxford University and Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei)
Climate predictability


Sami SOLANKI (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen): Does the Sun contribute to global warming?


Simona BORDONI (Università di Trento)
Regional precipitation changes with warming



Session 7: Climate change and biodiversity, 14.00
4.00 CET (Princeton 8.00)

Simon A. LEVIN (Princeton University and National Academy of Sciences, USA)
An ecologist view of climate change


Yvon LE MAHO (CNRS, Université de Strasbourg and Académie des Sciences)
To which extent wild animals can cope with extreme climate changes



Session 8: Energy and climate change, 15.40
CET (Turku 16.40; Cambridge 9.40)

Roundtable Sergio CARRÀ (Politecnico di Milano and Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei)
Introductory remarks

Alberto CLÒ (Università di Bologna and former Italian Minister)
Energy and climate, the other side of the coin

Ron ZEVENHOVEN (Åbo Akademi University, Turku)
Research perspectives: capture, storage and utilization technologies

Gregory STEPHANOPOULOS (MIT, Cambridge and National Academy of Engineering USA)
Can biotechnology deliver cost effective fuels for transportation with reduced carbon footprint


Giovanni SEMINARA (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei)
Presentation and approval of the final document

Bruno CARLI (CNR-IFAC, Firenze and Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei)
Closure of the meeting



Secretary of the Conference:


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