Young people increasingly uninterested in car ownership

61.7% of under 30-year-olds would give up car ownership if efficient public transport was available, according to a survey by Ca' Foscari's Center for Automotive e Mobility Innovation.

Infodemics: a new challenge for public health

How can we face the great spreading of information — which is often incorrect — in the current pandemic? An international team which includes Fabiana Zollo and Matteo Cinelli tries to tackle this issue in an article recently published on Cell.

DomEQUAL: the conditions of domestic workers around the world

'DomEQUAL: A Global Approach to Paid Domestic Work and Global Inequalities' (2016–21) is a project led, among others, by Ca' Foscari sociologist Sabrina Marchetti. It analyses the conditions of domestic workers in nine countries and three continents, shedding light on intersectional inequalities and on the role that organised movements play in the vindication of the rights of marginalised groups.

European Equality Law Network: a European Commission-backed study

Professors Sara De Vido and Lorena Sosa have recently published "Criminalisation of gender-based violence against women in European States, including ICT-facilitated violence", a report requested by the European Commission. We have interviewed Professor De Vido. 

Beyond Epica: exploring past climate through Antarctic ice

The first ice core drilling campaign of Beyond Epica-Oldest Ice is starting at the Little Dome C site, in the South Pole. Its aim is to go back in time by 1.5 million years and discover invaluable information on temperature and on the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere in the past.

Haters gonna hate? Online haters just regular users, according to study

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice leads a study published in Scientific Reports and conducted within the  framework of the IMSyPP European project. Online hate speech seems to involve regular users who are occasionally triggered to use toxic language. 

Climate benefits from oil demand dips underestimated

In a study published in Nature, researchers consider 1,933 global oil fields, linking econometric models of production profitability and carbon intensity. According to Valerio Dotti, “These results have implications for policymaking when it comes to reducing global warming.”

Air-conditioning: a rising emergency for emissions and inequalities

A study published in Nature Communications and coordinated by Ca' Foscari on four emerging economies - India, Brazil, Mexico and Indonesia - reveals that by 2040 between 64 and 100 million households will not be able to meet their cooling requirements.

Venice wetlands to be “restored” with Green Deal funds

Ca' Foscari and the NGO We are here Venice are involved in WaterLANDS, a €23-million European project with 32 partners in 14 countries, seeking to benefit the environment and local communities.