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BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change, led by one of the most recognized scientists in this field -Prof. Maria José Sanz- and with a multidisciplinary team of high-profile researchers, aims to contribute to long term excellent research on the causes and consequences of climate change in order to foster the creation of knowledge in this multidisciplinary science.



June 22, 2017

Press Release (2017-06-22) “Sustainability whack-a-mole”

"Sustainability whack-a-mole" Placed-based sustainability efforts often fail to recognise the risk of turning up the environmental pressure elsewhere In the world of arcades, the whack-a-mole is a classic. The game, in which players use a mallet to hit randomly appearing toy moles back into their holes, is an innocent reminder that fixing a problem in one place may only cause others to pop up elsewhere. But within sustainability, such problem solving come with more serious consequences. Coined environmental leakage, it refers to how interventions aimed at reducing environmental pressures at one site may be locally successful, but increase pressures elsewhere. On example is how the recovery of fish stocks in Europe has led to increased fishing pressure in West African waters. Another is how improved regulations of Chinese and European forests have led to deforestation in the tropics due to increased Chinese and European biomass imports. This not only has global environmental consequences but social ones as well, since people’s livelihoods in those distant places are often negatively impacted. An approach of “out of sight, out of mind” can mean big problems when dealing with complex social-ecological challenges and can put into question well-intended place based sustainability practices.
June 21, 2017

“Forest accounting rules put EU’s climate credibility at risk” open letter signed by Maria Jose Sanz, Scientific Director of BC3, with other environmental scientists listed at the bottom of the article

"Forest mitigation should be measured using a scientifically-objective approach, not allowing countries to hide the impacts of policies that increase net emissions", writes a group of environmental scientists led by Dr Joanna I House. Dr Joanna I House is a reader in environmental science and policy at the Cabot Institute, University of Bristol, UK. She co-signed this open letter with other environmental scientists listed at the bottom of the article.
June 9, 2017

“The Paris Agreement goes ahead, with or without Trump” open letter edited by Bc3 Researchers Maria Jose Sanz, Mikel Gonzalez-Eguino and Ibon Galarragak published by “Campusa Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatearen aldizkaria”

"The Paris Agreement goes ahead, with or without Trump" open letter edited by Bc3 Researchers Maria Jose Sanz, Mikel Gonzalez-Eguino and Ibon Galarragak published by "Campusa Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatearen aldizkaria"
June 5, 2017

IPCC Press Release (2017-06-05) “First Lead Author Meeting for the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories will take place in Bilbao on 7-14 June 2017 “

IPCC PRESS RELEASE 5 June 2017 First Lead Author Meeting for the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories will take place in Bilbao on 7-14 June 2017 [Bilbao, Spain, June, 2017] More than 190 experts will meet in Bilbao on June 7-14 to begin work on a new Methodology Report to update the guidelines countries use for estimating greenhouse gas emissions and removals, bringing them into line with the new requirements of the 2015 Paris Agreement. The meeting will launch the preparation of the new Report 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (2019 Refinement). In particular the authors will elaborate the chapter outlines, allocate tasks among Lead Authors, and decide milestones between this and the Second Lead Author Meeting, which will take place in September this year. After another two meetings in 2018, the 2019 Refinement is planned to be finalized, and be adopted and accepted by the IPCC Plenary, in May 2019.

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