September 22, 2016

Contribution of Photodegradation to Litter Decomposition in Semiarid Mediterranean Grasslands Depends on its Interaction with Local Humidity Conditions, Litter Quality and Position

This new BC3 Journal Article look at how UV radiation interacts with prevailing climatic conditions and litter quality to determine leaf litter decompositionas it is fundamental for understanding soil carbon cycling pathways and ecosystem functioning in drylands. We carried out a field manipulative experiment to investigate how litter quality (labile and nitrogen-rich Retama sphaerocarpa vs. recalcitrant and nitrogen-poor Stipa tenacissima), position (on the ground vs. standing) and different UV radiation levels (UV pass vs. UV block) affect litter decomposition rates at two semiarid Mediterranean steppes.
September 20, 2016

Climate Finance: Theory and Practice

BC3 launched this new Book. How is the struggle against climate change financed? Climate Finance: Theory and Practice gives an overview of the key debates that have emerged in the field of climate finance, including those concerned with efficiency, equity, justice, and contribution to the public good between developed and developing countries.
September 16, 2016

Research by Iñaki Arto and Anil Markandya mentioned in Juncker’s State of the Union

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, in his State of the Union on 14 September 2016, mentioned the report “EU Exports to the World: Effects on Employment and Income” authored by BC3 researchers Dr. Iñaki Arto and Prof. Anil Markandya.
September 15, 2016

Food fraud and consumers’ choices in the wake of the horsemeat scandal

The purpose of this new BC3 Journal article, authored by Alberto Longo is to investigate consumers’ preferences across Europe for a selected ready meal, ready to heat (RTH) fresh lasagne, to consider whether the effects of potential food frauds on consumers’ choices can be mitigated by introducing enhanced standards of RTH products.
September 14, 2016

ADAPTECC: Un juego de Rol sobre la Adaptación al Cambio Climático

Nuevo articulo de BC3 con autoría de Ibon Galarraga sobre Juego de la Adaptación al Cambio Climático (ADAPTECC).Un juego de Rol diseñado para que los participantes experimenten las dificultades que surgen, tanto a nivel local como a nivel regional, cuando las autoridades correspondientes tienen que adoptar medidas de adaptación.

Seminars

Seminars

The aim of this programme jointly promoted by University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and BC3, is to contribute to climate change knowledge through a series of lecturesled by recognized academicians in the field.

Summer School

Summer School

The objective of the summer school is to offer an updated and recent view of the ongoing
trends in climate change research in an annual basis. The school is designed to approach
the main scientific topics with a multidisciplinary approach, depending on the main trends on climate change issues and allowing for an integrated view and understanding of the problem. As years go by, the school might evolve its different approaches when teaching about climate change

Spring University

Spring University

This training program is an annual 2-week intensive advanced course that enables simple use of complex models through artificial intelligence. The course is meant to build a new generation of scientists and policy analysts, capable of using coupled human-environmental models in research, and policy, to address and solve complex sustainability problems.

Workshops

Workshops

Klimagune

Klimagune

The Klimagune Workshop is a forum for informal discussion on climate change that is open
to all the agents in the Basque Science and Technology Network. The aim of this initiative is to share knowledge, projects and developments in terms of scientific advancements, focusing on the creation of synergies and possible frameworks for cooperation between the various research groups, organisations and institutions that address this matter.

Training Caravan

Training Caravan

The Education Department of the Basque Government and BC3 have gathered to carry
out the Training Caravan initiative, which has as main aim to raise research vocation
among the students of the Basque Country and inform about climate change research.

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)

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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