Transborder Collaboration: Fostering Knowledge Exchange and Innovation for Climate Action

The EU-funded MAIA project is hosting a press event as part of the “Fostering Knowledge Exchange and Innovation for Climate Action” event, scheduled for Tuesday, October 10th, at noon. The event will take place at the Ambiorix Center in Brussels, located at 7 Ambiorix Square, in the framework of the 21st European Week of Regions and Cities.

Think2030 Dialogue Spain

The Think2030 Dialogue – Spain will gather decision-makers and analysts from policy, business and research across Spain and Europe to debate the key sustainability issues at stake for EU policy moving towards the crucial political year for the EU in 2024.

Time for energy social science! Governing multi-scalar energy transitions across sectors

BC3-Basque Centre for Climate Change Sede Building 1, 1st floor, Scientific Park of the University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Bizkaia, Spain

Energy transitions are underway everywhere simultaneously, or so one wants to think. They are in fact resisted vigorously, reshaped surreptitiously, and stripped of meaning altogether upon closer examination in unfortunately many circumstances. The urgent need for rapid action imbues large powerful actors with deep pockets with greater ability to wrest control of processes labelled energy transitions, while more inclusive, democratic, locally situated approaches cause barely an occasional flutter if measured in capital investments and gigawatt hours of clean energy production and fossil fuel displacement.

Coproducing climate risk data to improve urban adaptation and resilience decision-making

BC3-Basque Centre for Climate Change Sede Building 1, 1st floor, Scientific Park of the University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Bizkaia, Spain

We live on an urban planet, one that will become even more urban in coming decades. The polycrisis of biodiversity loss and climate change is interacting dynamically with urbanization creating a locus of impact both by, and on, cities and urbanized regions.

COP 28 Event: Integrating Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) and Climate Change

BC3-Basque Centre for Climate Change Sede Building 1, 1st floor, Scientific Park of the University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Bizkaia, Spain

Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) and climate change represent critical facets of modern environmental stewardship and economic planning. The depletion of natural resources and the escalating threats of biodiversity loss necessitate a concerted effort to recognize and account for the value of Earth’s ecosystems. This imperative takes center stage in ensuring the sustainable management of our planet’s natural capital.

Co-producing adaptation knowledge for improved decision support

BC3-Basque Centre for Climate Change Sede Building 1, 1st floor, Scientific Park of the University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Bizkaia, Spain

How to best connect adaptation science and practice? In January the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) will host a session on insights and lessons learned related to good practice co-produced climate services for improved adaptation planning and decision-making.

Climate change adaptation initiatives in West Africa: a focus on the fisheries, livestock and wetlands sectors

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How can the proposed adaptation strategies necessarily impact populations in terms of positive changes to their lifestyles? The Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE) and the University of Gaston Berger (UGB) in Senegal, based on science and traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), are working to offer data, products and services that facilitate transformational change.

COP28: key outcomes and what next

This seminar organized at Donostia Sustainability Forum next 1st of February at 6.00pm at Miramar Palace will explore the main results of the Dubai summit, as well as the key issues that we can expect in the future with the help of María José Sanz, scientific director of the Basque Centre for Climate Change, BC3.

BC3 participates at the International Day of Women and Girls in Science with two especial webinars

BC3-Basque Centre for Climate Change Sede Building 1, 1st floor, Scientific Park of the University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Bizkaia, Spain

To commemorate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, BC3 is set to host two webinars on February 16, 2024. The first session, conducted in English from 10 am to 11am, will be followed by a Basque session from 11 am to 11.30am, building on our initiative from last year’s “Women and Girls in Climate Change Science” under the Emakumeak Zientzian project.

Forests that warm the earth and herbivores that cool it. How is biodiversity crisis affecting the climate?

BC3-Basque Centre for Climate Change Sede Building 1, 1st floor, Scientific Park of the University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Bizkaia, Spain

The biodiversity and global fire crisis have become a major concern. In the Mediterranean, woody vegetation has historically been grazed. To test the use of extensive livestock as a tool for changing the structure and composition of vegetation, we reintroduced herds in afforested areas.