Iñaki Arto Research Professor

Main Research Field:
Environmental-Economic modeling, Input-Output analysis, Social Metabolism

Personal web page http://www.bc3research.org/en/inaki_arto.html
Email address inaki.arto@bc3research.org
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Humankind is currently facing an unprecedented social and environmental crisis. Our task as scientists is to provide knowledge to society in order to reverse this situation by promoting a qualitative change in the society, without compromising cultural and natural life-support systems. We try to promote this transition through a range of research activities that explore the relationships between human behaviour, ecological systems and space-time scales in a complex world.



January 19, 2017

Press Release (2017-01-19)

"Ice-free summers in Arctic Ocean could thwart Paris Agreement objectives". A new study shows the current trend of melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean could put at risk the objectives of the Paris Agreement to address climate change. The study’s authors conclude that, due to the future increase in the sea ice-albedo feedback, global carbon dioxide emission levels would need to reach zero 5 to 15 years earlier than expected to meet targets set by the agreement, substantially increasing mitigation costs. They also show the target of limiting the increase in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius set by the Paris Agreement would be unachievable without negative carbon emissions.
January 18, 2017

Mitigation implications of an ice-free summer in the Arctic Ocean

The rapid loss of sea ice in the Arctic is one of the most striking manifestations of climate change. As sea ice melts, more open water is exposed to solar radiation, absorbing heat and generating a sea-ice–albedo feedback that reinforces Arctic warming. Recent studies stress the significance of this feedback mechanism and suggest that ice-free summer conditions in the Arctic Ocean may occur faster than previously expected, even under low-emissions pathways.
November 21, 2016

BC3 Models and tools: DERIO (Dynamic Econometric input-output Model for the Basque Country)

Un equipo de investigadores del Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) liderado por Iñaki Arto en colaboración con el profesor Kurt Kratena (Centre of Economic Scenario Analysis and Research, CESAR, y Austrian Institute of Economic Research, WIFO) ha desarrollado un modelo económico-energético-ambiental para el País Vasco orientado el análisis de escenarios y políticas en distintos ámbitos de decisión, denominado modelo DERIO (modelo Dinámico Econométrico Regional Input-Output del País Vasco).
November 16, 2016

TRANSrisk Project: First Year Progress

BC3 is one of the partners of this Research Projects that seeks to create a novel assessment framework for analysing costs and benefits of transition pathways, where uncertainty is at the heart of policy design rather than accounted for through sensitivity analysis at the end of the analysis.

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