January 26, 2017
Ecosystem recovery from anthropogenic disturbances, either without human intervention or assisted by ecological restoration, is increasingly occurring worldwide. As ecosystems progress through recovery, it is important to estimate any resulting deficit in biodiversity and functions.
January 26, 2017
Global greenhouse gas emissions need to peak soon and be reduced practically to zero in the second half of this century in order to not exceed the climate targets adopted in the Paris Agreement. However, there are currently numerous coal-fired power stations around the world at different stages of construction and planning that could be completed in the next decade. If all these plants are actually built, their expected future emissions will make it very difficult to reach these targets, even in an optimistic scenario with the deployment of carbon capture and storage technologies. Policy makers around the world need to react quickly and help to redirect investment plans for new coal-fired power stations towards low-carbon technologies
January 18, 2017
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.
December 5, 2016
AQUACROSS WP7 BC3/IGB Technical Meeting is to be held in Bilbao at BC3 offices next 13 and 14th of December. See the scheduled Open Seminars.
December 2, 2016
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.
December 1, 2016
New BC3 Policy Briefing launched. "COP22 in Marrakech confirms worldwide commitment to fighting climate change", by Maria Victoria Román, Maria José Sanz Sanchez and Ibon Galarraga.
November 23, 2016
The ARIES team combines an innovative simulation platform and a domain-specific programming language to address the task of integrated social ecological systems
November 23, 2016
The INHERIT project is driven by the quest to find the policies, practices and innovations that are helping to foster healthier and more sustainable lifestyles and behaviours. As part of our research, our literature review led by RIVM brings together existing knowledge of the main environmental stressors and their impact on health across the social gradient in the field of living, moving and consuming
November 21, 2016
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
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.