Press Releases

June 15, 2018

BC3 press release: Agricultural intensification is not synonymous with sustained development

In an attempt to address this knowledge gap, Unai Pascual, together with researchers from the United Kingdom, Denmark, Spain and France, set about revising scientific studies with the aim of analysing the impacts of agricultural intensification on human and environmental wellbeing.
May 11, 2018

BC3 press release “Renewable energies and the energy transition in Spain 2030-2050”

On April 23rd, the "Renewable Energies and the Energy Transition in Spain 2030-2050” workshop organized by the BC3 (Basque Centre for Climate Change BC3), the Spanish Association of Energy Economics (AEEE) and the Spanish Club of Energy (Enerclub) was held in Madrid. The event was organized as a part of the H2020 European project TRANSrisk, led in BC3 by Mikel González-Eguino, with participation of international, European and National actors regarding renewable energies and energy transition.
March 19, 2018

BC3 press releases “Paying for nature’s services reveals shortcomings that can hamper their full potential”

La reciente publicación de la prestigiosa revista Nature Sustainability en el que participa el Investigador Ikerbasque en el BC3, Unai Pascual, afirma que, si bien los pagos por servicios ambientales son una herramienta valiosa en todo el mundo para proteger el medio ambiente, es imprescindible su evaluación y adecuación a cada contexto cultural y socio-económico.
March 6, 2018

Globally, costs of the Paris Climate Agreement could be outweighed by health savings from reducing air pollution

Researchers from BC3 (Basque Center for Climate Change) have led this international study sponsored by the European Horizon 2020 program. Globally, the costs of implementing the Paris Climate Agreement between 2020-2050 could be outweighed by health savings due to reduced air pollution-related disease and death, according to estimates from a modelling study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal.
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 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.
May 22, 2017

“Inaugurated the BC3-NUT Office for coordination of the relations between Japan and Europe within the framework of Japan’s Top Global University”

Inaugurated the BC3-NUT Office for coordination of the relations between Japan and Europe within the framework of Japan’s Top Global University (TGU) Project through the Nagaoka University of Technology. - The BC3-NUT Office has been officially opened at the headquarters of BC3 - Basque Center for Climate Change in Leioa. Its mission is to coordinate the relations between Europe and Japan within the framework of Japan’s Top Global University (TGU) Project together with the Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT, Japan). - The attraction of this project to THE Basque Country is the result of the collaboration between BC3 and NUT, with the aid of bizkaia: talent.
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.
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.




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