Elisa Sainz de Murieta Postdoctoral researcher

Main Research Field:
Developing and supporting research that informs climate policy, especially at the regional level ; Climate change adaptation;

Personal web page http://www.bc3research.org/en/elisa_sainz_de_murieta.html
Email address elisa.sainzdemurieta@bc3research.org
Orcid 0000-0001-8120-3392
Wok D-4946-2012
Google Scholar WW72akMAAAAJ

Climate policy so far has been largely focused on the ways to mitigate climate change. However, even if there were a major step forward in mitigation, residual impacts are expected so adaptation policy should become a priority in policy making if we want to avoid major environmental and socio-economic impacts.
In this context, the best scientific knowledge together with policy-oriented research is essential as a basis for decision making and the definition of public policies.

September 27, 2017

BC3 Journal Article “Investing in adaptation: flood risk and real option application to Bilbao”

Investment decisions in adaptation are usually made under significant uncertainty due to climate change and socio-economic trends. In this study, we propose three ways to incorporate climate and socio-economic uncertainty into the assessment of an adaptation infrastructure designed to cope with flood-risk in the city of Bilbao.
May 4, 2017

BC3 Press Release (2017-05-04)

"Cities in Southeast Asia, Eastern Africa and on US West Coast need to act on sea-level rise most urgently". [Leioa (Spain), 4th May 2017] For people and insurance companies alike, it is the extreme events – with low probability but highly damaging - that are the most devastating. Storm Desmond, for example, flooded northwestern areas of the UK in 2015, and Hurricane Katrina wreaked catastrophe on New Orleans in 2005. The same is true when it comes to future sea level rise. Now a study assesses coastal flood risk from sea level rise for 120 major coastal cities, and shows which cities are most vulnerable to extreme events.
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.

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