Promotes trans-disciplinary Climate Change Science aiming more informed decision-making towards sustainability

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Through info.bc3research.org blog, you will have access and the opportunity to share in social media, all the BC3 related news and events. This blog will be the platform to disseminate the information about BC3 research (scientific publications with edits of authors, research projects in which BC3 is involved and its impact (activities organized within the scientific research process, the ongoing scientific findings and outputs, “capacity building” activities organized and focused on the decision-making processes (Policy), scientific networks creation and any other science dissemination initiative). Knowledge transfer related news and initiatives will have their own space in this blog , where the activities and events that BC3 organizes to bridge science with policy-making, enterprises and society as a whole will be gathered. Aligned with BC3´s Strategic Goal, promoting the transition towards Trans-disciplinary Science is the final objective. Science with and for society. All the produced news related to the research institution and to Climate Change, organized events by BC3, as well as the activities in which the Knowledge Body of BC3 participate, will be shared in this blog. You have the opportunity to subscribe to our RSS and register to our distribution list.

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"BC3 offers opportunities for researchers from different disciplines to work together to generate interdisciplinary insights with the aim to provide society with sound information to support decision making to address the climate change challenges and promote sustainability.”

Maria Jose Sanz
(Scientific Director of BC3)

April 18, 2016

Ponencia de Dr. Olazabal “Resiliencia ante el cambio climático y sostenibilidad urbana” en el foro Sustainable Week

La Dra. Marta Olazabal, investigadora de BC3 y experta en resilencia urbana impartirá el Miércoles 27 a las 09:00 en el Foro Sustainable Week (Bizkaia Aretoa), la charla titulada "Resiliencia ante el cambio climático y sostenibilidad urbana".
April 14, 2016

BC3 will be participating in the 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities &Towns

The 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns, the flagship conference on local sustainable development in Europe, is taking place from 27-29 April 2016 in Bilbao, Basque Country.C3 will participate actively in this Conference and has organized a Round Table Dialogue entitled “Bridging science and policy to support cities to mitigate and adapt to climate change” where participants will be able to discuss their experiences and perceptions on current strengths and weaknesses of such partnerships and opportunities for the future based on the current and future needs of cities regarding climate planning.
February 24, 2016

BC3 gained the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award

BC3 endorsed the European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (C&C) principles in November 2013 and in April 2015 was recognized with the "HR Excellence in research" award
February 24, 2016

25 worldwide participants selected to join the 4th edition of the International Spring University on Ecosystem Services Modeling

The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) in collaboration with Conservation International and the University of Vermont, organizes the 2016 edition of the International Spring University on Ecosystem Services Modeling.
February 23, 2016

BC3 participates in the 4th Plenary of IPBES

The Science-Policy Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is holding its 4th session of the plenary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 124 countries are being represented from the five United Nations regions. Ikerbasque Professor Unai Pascual is one of the 25 elected members of the multidisciplinary expert panel (MEP) of IPBES

Low Carbon

This research line deals with one of the two themes of climate research – mitigation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) that are responsible for climate change. A major source of these gases is the production and consumption of energy and a great deal of effort is being devoted to understanding how to reduce emissions related to energy without hurting the economic and social wellbeing of people now and in the future.

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Climate and Natural Environment

Climate change has complex impacts on human well-being. One key pathway is through its effects on natural capital (natural resources and ecosystems). BC3 is concerned with the scientific study of the interplay between climate change and the environment which ultimately affects human well-being. One of our crosscutting research lines is “Climate and the Natural Environment” (CNE). It addresses the interlinkages between climate change, natural capital (natural resources and ecosystems) and the benefits that derive from them in terms of human well-being.

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Health and Climate

Climate change poses not only environmental and development issues, but it also represents a big threat to human health, and in the public mind this impact gives rise to the greatest concern. Health assessment in BC3 focuses on these threats, and analyses as well the social, economic and behavioral factors that influence vulnerability of people, communities and social systems. This social dimension is however not fully integrated in the decision policy yet, and BC3 research line on health attempts to contribute in filling this gap.

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Climate Policy

The research line “Regional, National and International Climate Policy” focuses on the policy-side of climate research. Sound policy of course is based on the results of work done under the other research lines (energy, natural resources & ecosystem services and health), but also involves some further lines of investigation. This research line therefore will involve drawing out the policy implications of the research undertaken under the other lines as well as undertaking research on issues directly related to the formulation of policy.

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