Impact

November 16, 2016

TRANSrisk Project: First Year Progress

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.
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 15, 2016

Heat stress effects in milk yield and milk traits at farm scale

November 15, 2016

Indicators for Assessing Habitat Values and Pressures for Protected Areas—An Integrated Habitat and Land Cover Change Approach for the Udzungwa Mountains National Park in Tanzania

Assessing the status and monitoring the trends of land cover dynamics in and around protected areas is of utmost importance for park managers and decision makers. Moreover, to support the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)’s Strategic Action Plan including the Aichi Biodiversity Targets,
November 15, 2016

Revenue Risk of U.S. Tight-Oil Firms

American crude oil prices have dropped significantly of late up to a low of less than $30 a barrel in early 2016. At the same time price volatility has increased and crude in storage has reached record amounts in America. Low oil prices in particular pose quite a challenge for the survival of America’s tight-oil industry.
November 15, 2016

Simple or complicated agent-based models? A complicated issue

Agent-based models (ABMs) are increasingly recognized as valuable tools in modelling human-environmental systems, but challenges and critics remain. One pressing challenge in the era of “Big Data” and given the flexibility of representation afforded by ABMs, is identifying the appropriate level of complicatedness in model structure for representing and investigating complex real-world systems.
November 15, 2016

Carbon risk and optimal retrofitting in cement plants: An application of stochastic modelling, MonteCarlo simulation and Real Options Analysis

The cement sector is highly intensive in CO2 emissions and is the second biggest industrial sector in terms of emissions after the electricity generation sector. It emits CO2 from the combustion of fossil fuels, the calcination process and, indirectly, from electricity consumption.
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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