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Forest ecosystems are more and more threaten by the increasing biotic and abiotic disturbances triggered by global change. Adapting forest systems to climate change while maintaining their mitigation capacity is the main challenge to achieve a climate smart forestry.
Urbanization is a major driver of global ecological changes. At the same time, ecological dynamics have a substantial impact on urban residents, which includes more than half of the worldwide population. To explore the reciprocal interactions between urbanization and ecological processes I use the Los Angeles, USA megacity region as a case study.
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.
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
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
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.
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)
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.
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).
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.