"KLIMAGUNE 2017 - CLIMATE CHANGE AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT"
The challenge of Klimagune 2017 – the two-yearly gathering on climate change– is to join forces in generating new transdisciplinary knowledge of climate change and transmitting it to numerous audiences by means of innovative dynamics of engagement.
Its goal is to activate a framework of collaboration intended to remain permanently in place for all agents obliged to engage in action against climate change: from academia and the institutions to all citizens.
Organised by BC3 (Basque Centre for Climate Change) and the University of the Basque Country, the 7th edition of this workshop will analyse forms and degrees of social engagement in regard to climate change, with contributions by some of the most respected thinkers and leaders in the field.
With this call to generate networks of action in which all agents take an active part, Klimagune 2017 takes up the spirit of action following the Paris Agreements.
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.
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.
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.
Financiado por el Ministerio de Ciencia Innovación y Universidades y la Agencia Estatal de Investigación,
a través de la Convocatoria: Maria de Maeztu 2017 (BOE 21/10/2017) siendo la referencia de nuestro expediente: MDM-2017-0714
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