To Policy Makers

BC3 creates Climate Change Science focused on developing multidimensional broad range of policy solutions

BC3 creates climate science (multidisciplinary research) focused on developing multidimensional broad range of policy solutions(by integrating disciplinary approaches that address distinct biophysical, socioeconomic, and ethical dimensions) for the climate change, actively seeking to educate (training), advise relevant policy makers at both governmental and non-governmental levels.

Assessing the impact of the produced integrated (knowledge)  is a crucial issue for BC3.

Playing an active role directly addressing policy-makers at the highest possible level

Direct involvement of BC3 in the (International /National/Regional) policy making process is done mainly by means of taking part in public consultations , being involved in outstanding international events and discussion forums.

Play an active role among the most authoritative actors, directly addressing policy-makers at the highest possible level is one of the  objectives of the centre.

In this sense engagement with the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and with UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) is regarded as a proxy for assessing the impact of BC3 ´s contribution in the most authoritative scientific and policy bodies dealing with Climate Change.

BC3´s active role at COPs

The COP is the supreme decision-making body of the Convention. All States that are Parties to the Convention are represented at the COP, at which they review the implementation of the Convention and any other legal instruments that the COP adopts and take decisions necessary to promote the effective implementation of the Convention, including institutional and administrative arrangements.

A key task for the COP is to review the national communications and emission inventories submitted by Parties. Based on this information, the COP assesses the effects of the measures taken by Parties and the progress made in achieving the ultimate objective of the Convention.

The COP meets every year, unless the Parties decide otherwise. The first COP meeting was held in Berlin, Germany in March, 1995 and the last at Paris, in December 2015.

BC3 has been playing an active role in these COPS.

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.
May 16, 2017

The BC3 researcher, Marta Olazabal, addresses a speech on the event “Jornadas sobre la revisión de las Directrices de Ordenación Territorial (DOT)”, San Sebastian, May 17.

The BC3 researcher, Marta Olazabal, addresses a speech on the event “Jornadas sobre la revisión de las Directrices de Ordenación Territorial (DOT)”, San Sebastian, May 17.
May 15, 2017

BC3 co-chairs a session on Adaptation Tracking at the “3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference”, Glasgow 2017

Researchers from BC3, McGill University and Wageningen University organize a parallel session in the main reference forum on climate change adaptation at European scale, the "European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2017" that is to held in Glasgow from the 5th to the 9th of June. This parallel session will focus on the challenges of measuring the progress on adaptation at multiple levels.
December 2, 2016

ITTO´s News Release: “REDD+ capacity building essential for implementing Paris Agreement, say experts”

This news has been released by ITTO (International Tropical Timber Organization).The news covers the Side Event organized at COP22 where the Scientific Director of BC3, Prof. Maria Jose Sanz partipated as REDD+ expert.
November 19, 2016

Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action

The Marrakech call is loud and clear: nothing can stop global climate action. The momentum for the adoption of the Paris Agreement was enabled by Parties and non-Parties stakeholders taking action to address climate change and undertaking to progressively enhance the ambition of this action. Almost all Parties communicated INDCs, and coalitions of thousands of cities, regions, companies and investors from across the world announced voluntary commitments to support the implementation of the ambitious climate action.
November 16, 2016

María José Sanz, Scientific Director of BC3, interview at COP22

Prof. María José Sanz, directora del Centro Vasco de Cambio Climático BC3, -parte de la red internacional de centros en cambio climático INCCCETT junto al (CR)2- comentó la relevancia del rol de la ciencia en el apoyo a la toma de decisiones políticas.
November 16, 2016

Maria José Sanz, Scientific Director of BC3 Keynote Speaker at the Side Event organized by Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI) and International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

The Paris Agreement outlines results-based finance which is a cornerstone to the implementation of REDD+ in the tropics. Many tropical countries have developed national REDD+ strategies and are seriously considering their potential to contributing to the mitigation of climate change in the context of NDCs under the Paris Agreement.
November 16, 2016

BC3´s Official Side Event at COP22 (November 17)

United Nations Climate Change Conference COP22_CMP12 (Side Event) organized by BC3 “Sustainable development priorities of highly sensitive regions to Climate Change in Latin America: Appropriate orchestration of Adaptation and Mitigation actions” Since 2010 BC3 has been playing an active role at COPs with a variety of contributions. This year, 2016 BC3 will be contributing to different Side Events at COP22 (see full BC3 Agenda at COP22 here) and has organized its own Side Event jointly with the Government of El Salvador with the objetive of Transfering Knowledge and promoting implementation.
November 14, 2016

Prof. Maria Jose Sanz, Scientific Director of BC3, addresses a lecture at the COP22 Side Event organized by INCCETT

November 12, 2016

Dr. Ibon Galarraga offered a lecture at the preliminary workshop to the Side-Event on the INCCCETT Initiative 4 CB (COP22)

Dr. Ibon Galarraga offered a lecture at the preliminary workshop to the Side-Event on the INCCCETT Initiative 4 CB (COP22)

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