Promotes trans-disciplinary Climate Change Science aiming more informed decision-making towards sustainability

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Through info.bc3research.org blog, you will have access and the opportunity to share in social media, all the BC3 related news and events. This blog will be the platform to disseminate the information about BC3 research (scientific publications with edits of authors, research projects in which BC3 is involved and its impact (activities organized within the scientific research process, the ongoing scientific findings and outputs, “capacity building” activities organized and focused on the decision-making processes (Policy), scientific networks creation and any other science dissemination initiative). Knowledge transfer related news and initiatives will have their own space in this blog , where the activities and events that BC3 organizes to bridge science with policy-making, enterprises and society as a whole will be gathered. Aligned with BC3´s Strategic Goal, promoting the transition towards Trans-disciplinary Science is the final objective. Science with and for society. All the produced news related to the research institution and to Climate Change, organized events by BC3, as well as the activities in which the Knowledge Body of BC3 participate, will be shared in this blog. You have the opportunity to subscribe to our RSS and register to our distribution list.

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"BC3 offers opportunities for researchers from different disciplines to work together to generate interdisciplinary insights with the aim to provide society with sound information to support decision making to address the climate change challenges and promote sustainability.”

Maria Jose Sanz
(Scientific Director of BC3)

April 6, 2017

Interview of Elisa Sainz de Murieta in “La mecánica del caracol (Radio Euskadi)” radio programme “Los efectos de las olas de calor”

Interview of Elisa Sainz de Murieta in "La mecánica del caracol (Radio Euskadi)" radio programme "Los efectos de las olas de calor".
April 6, 2017

Deia: “Las olas de calor pueden elevar la mortalidad hasta un 54%”

Según el estudio del instituto vasco de investigación de cambio climático, BC3, las olas de calor son consideradas por la Organización Mundial de la Salud como uno de los fenómenos meteorológicos extremos “más peligrosos” con gran impacto sobre la salud de las personas. “El País Vasco no queda al margen de esta tendencia climática”, resumían los expertos del instituto vasco de investigación de cambio climático. Por eso, desde 2006 existe un Plan de prevención en situación de ola de calor que describe los efectos posibles de una situación de calor extremo sobre la salud de las personas e identifica los principales grupos de riesgo.
April 6, 2017

El Pais (edición País Vasco): Las olas de calor aumentarán la mortalidad en Euskadi

Un estudio financiado por el Gobierno vasco que pone cifras concretas a lo que podría ocurrir en Euskadi en una proyección de cara a los próximos 80 años. Si no se adoptan medidas correctoras, a partir de 2020 las olas de calor podrían incrementar la mortalidad hasta un 58%, en el escenario más desfavorable.El estudio presentado en el foro Klimatek, en Bilbao, está firmado por el centro vasco de investigación de cambio climático BC3, y cuenta con el respaldo del Departamento de Medio Ambiente del ejecutivo de Lakua.
March 7, 2017

Valuing nature’s contributions to people: the IPBES approach

A new paper published in the journal Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, and led by Unai Pascual (Ikerbasque Research Professor at BC3) and member of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) synthesizes the vision by IPBES about the values of nature’s contributions to people (NCP) for a good quality of life.
February 21, 2017

Cordis´ (European Commission Community Research and Development Information Service) post on the recently article published by BC3 “Mitigation implications of an ice-free summer in the Arctic Ocean”

Cordis´ (European Commission Community Research and Development Information Service) post on the recently article published by BC3 "Mitigation implications of an ice-free summer in the Arctic Ocean" Reaching global warming targets under ice-free Arctic summers requires zero emissions by 2045 Ice-albedo feedback as a result of sea-ice melting, notably in the Arctic, is known to reinforce global warming. What is less known, however, is the impact of a no-summer ice scenario on the world’s ambition to maintain global warming below 2°C by 2100. A study conducted under the TRANSRISK project paints a rather dark picture, highlighting the need to better understand the impact of rapid climate change in the region.

Low Carbon

This research line deals with one of the two themes of climate research – mitigation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) that are responsible for climate change. A major source of these gases is the production and consumption of energy and a great deal of effort is being devoted to understanding how to reduce emissions related to energy without hurting the economic and social wellbeing of people now and in the future.

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Climate and Natural Environment

Climate change has complex impacts on human well-being. One key pathway is through its effects on natural capital (natural resources and ecosystems). BC3 is concerned with the scientific study of the interplay between climate change and the environment which ultimately affects human well-being. One of our crosscutting research lines is “Climate and the Natural Environment” (CNE). It addresses the interlinkages between climate change, natural capital (natural resources and ecosystems) and the benefits that derive from them in terms of human well-being.

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Health and Climate

Climate change poses not only environmental and development issues, but it also represents a big threat to human health, and in the public mind this impact gives rise to the greatest concern. Health assessment in BC3 focuses on these threats, and analyses as well the social, economic and behavioral factors that influence vulnerability of people, communities and social systems. This social dimension is however not fully integrated in the decision policy yet, and BC3 research line on health attempts to contribute in filling this gap.

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Climate Policy

The research line “Regional, National and International Climate Policy” focuses on the policy-side of climate research. Sound policy of course is based on the results of work done under the other research lines (energy, natural resources & ecosystem services and health), but also involves some further lines of investigation. This research line therefore will involve drawing out the policy implications of the research undertaken under the other lines as well as undertaking research on issues directly related to the formulation of policy.

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