MARCO News

21
Jun

New study finds legal sector demand for climate services very likely to increase in near future

Law, and therefore legal services, will be indispensable to achieving a just transition to a low-carbon economy, as well as to ensuring that societies are resilient in the face of future climate-related risk. This renders the legal profession an essential actor, be it through crafting clear and robust legislation, ensuring compliance, or upholding constitutional rights. New research by Acclimatise, that

Read more

24
May

MARCO infographics now available!

For the MARCO case study reports, qualitative and quantitative analysis of the existing and future demand for climate services have been undertaken. Sectoral characteristics that will be explored through the case studies include: ownership/operation of long-term fixed assets reliance on climatically sensitive natural resources, and association with the European or global climate services market amongst others. Currently, two case study

Read more

22
May

MARCO Chats with Harilaos Loukos, Chair of the Advisory Expert Committee

In this section, we speak climate services with the MARCO project partners. Our second interview, this short Q&A features Harilaos Loukos with whom we discuss his interest in climate services and how projects like MARCO and EU-MACS will change the future of climate services in Europe. MARCO: What sparked your interest in the Climate Services? Harilaos: After my post doc I

Read more

5
Feb

2017 recap : MARCO is making the case for climate services in 2018

Since its starting date in 2016, the MARCO project had a lot of action in 2017! MARCO (Market research for a Climate Services Observatory) Horizon 2020-funded project will address how climate services can better help fight and adapt to climate change. To tap into this untapped market potential in climate services, MARCO has taken steps to create an open, two-way dialogue

Read more

23
Dec

MARCO was represented at COP23!

The MARCO project was represented at COP23 by Suzi Tart (LGI), one of the project partners. During the event, she met with the winner of the #MARCOCOP23 draw – an initiative created to boost participation in the climate services market demand survey and also appeared on a panel! Here’s a quick summary: “With Fiji presiding over COP23, world leaders focused

Read more

16
Nov

A rundown of the MARCO 1st Stakeholder Workshop in 2017

The 1st MARCO Stakeholder workshop was organized in Milan (Italy) on 31st October 2017, back-to-back with the Climate-KIC Innovation Summit. The event aimed at sharing preliminary results and consulting stakeholders on open issues related to climate services. The workshop consisted of 3 major elements: The first element introduced the relevant EU-H2020 projects (MARCO and EU-MACS) and presented the concept of

Read more

15
Nov

Transforming climate science into services: Create value instead of pushing concepts

Climate services are promoted as a solution to bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and economic and political decision making. While focusing on user needs and developing new business models can indeed support climate change adaptation and mitigation, the eager talk about climate services may hide some critical challenges. The risks of climate change have been known for long, yet

Read more

14
Sep

MARCO’s looking for interviewees in the building and transport sectors

Do you work within the building industry or the transport and logistics sector? And do you use weather or climate data, such as seasonal forecasts or other information about future weather conditions and their consequences? If you can answer yes to both of these questions, you are the person we are looking for to participate in a short 30 min.

Read more

11
Sep

MARCO Events: 1st Stakeholder Workshop in Milano, Italy

The MARCO 1st Stakeholder Workshop will take place on the 31st of October 2017, following Climate-KIC’s “Climate Innovation Summit” in Milan, Italy. MARCO (MArket Research for a #Climate Services Observatory) is to hold its 1st Stakeholder Workshop which will take place on the 31st of October 2017, following the event Climate-KIC’s “Climate Innovation Summit” in Milano, Italy. This will be

Read more

28
Jul

MARCO sister-project, EU-MACS now has public deliverables available!

The overarching EU call topic of climate services market research covers two topics, which are addressed in MARCO and its sister project EU-MACS (EUropean MArket for Climate Services). EU-MACS gathers 9 partners and will make the wealth of climate information truly accessible and applicable for a large variety of potential climate service users. In cooperation with current and potential CS users, the project will develop

Read more