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November 2022

UN Climate Change conference (COP27): Anything new?



Highlights of this summit will be analysed, including the agreements adopted, progress made and pending issues from the perspective of multiple actors: academia, the public sector, and the private sector.

The Lancet Countdown 2022 report on climate change and health – BC3 webinar


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BC3 is pleased to invite you to an online seminar on November 10, at 11.00 am CET that will present the main highlights of the freshly-released 2022 Europe report of the Lancet Countdown – an international research collaboration that brings together 120 leading experts to monitor how the world’s changing climate is impacting public health.

Empirical evidence on the importance of considering equity in incentive based policy instruments for ecosystem services provision


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Incentive-based policy instruments, such as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) and Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES), are at the forefront of global efforts to meet conservation and land use based emissions reduction goals. REDD+ and PES are primarily perceived as instruments aimed at addressing environmental degradation. I

October 2022

A diet for Austria within planetary boundaries


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Agricultural production is one of the largest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions as well as the main driver of biodiversity loss, eutrophication, and land-use change. In order to avoid consequences that fundamentally threaten human life on earth, a major transformation is required.

Recent and ongoing research activities on spatial analysis of climate change impacts and adaptation


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I will provide a few examples of research activities sharing the same aim of extracting knowledge from climate modelling to inform and orient human activities, such as planning and investments. The examples have in common a spatially explicit approach and they adopt vaious sorts of data processing and modelling: from simple formulas of map algebra, to multi-criteria analysis, or agent based modelling.

Innovative modelling approaches for predicting socio-environmental evolution in highly anthropized coastal lagoons (SMARTLAGOON)


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This seminar presents several tasks that are currently being developed within the framework of the H2020 SMARTLAGOON Project. The main aim of this project is the development of a digital twin of the Mar Menor that can adequately represent the natural processes that occur both in the Mar Menor and in its drainage watershed.

September 2022

Urban climate governance: Better planning for successful adaptation


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The need for adaptation is unanimously recognized as urgent and becoming universal (IPCC, AR6, WGII). And, while the IPCC AR6 WGII highlights that adaptation has been increasing across all regions since AR5 (very high confidence) (IPCC, AR6, WGII, SPM: 23), it underlines at the same time that there is increasing evidence of maladaptation (high confidence) (IPCC, AR6, WGII, SPM: 30).

June 2022

Pastoralism and Climate Change in Tanzania: Trends, Patterns, Challenges and Opportunities


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Pastoralism is one of the historical and naturally adapting livelihoods systems in drylands systems. Overtime, pastoralism adaptations to environmental and climatic dynamics are strategically embedded in the indigenous social structures and resource management value systems.

Decarbonisation for net zero


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The world is committed to the temperature target in the Paris Agreement to keep global warming well below 2oC, aiming for 1.5oC. This will require rapid reductions of emissions of GHGs, leading to net-zero emissions by mid-century. The seminar will explore the economics of such a transition to low- or zero-carbon energy sources, in respect of the investments that will be required and the [...]

May 2022

AdaptaBrasil: Innovative Platform for Monitoring Climate Change


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Sustainable development and climate mitigation and adaptation in a country the size of Brazil presents enormous challenges regarding the environmental, social, and productivity sectors. Climate risk is based on the characterization of the social and natural systems linked to vulnerability and exposure to a given hazard.

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