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July 2022

Energy and environmental tax proposals in the recent Spanish white book on tax reform



The ‘white book for the Spanish Tax Reform’ presented to the Ministry of Finance on March 2022 has proposed, among other tax changes, nineteen environmental taxation measures to improve the current design of the tax system in Spain.

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 [...]

IGS International Symposium – ICE IN A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY (ISS)


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The International Glaciological Society (IGS) and the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) together with UPV/EHU are glad to announce the International Symposium on ICE IN A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY (ISS), which will take place in the Basque Country in June 2022.

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.

The Hortonmachine – A quick look into the hydro- geomorphologic engine of k.LAB


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The workshop will introduce the Hortomachine from a hydro- geomorphologic point of view.
After an overview of the contained tools a quick example of modelling through scripting will be shown.

BC3 Seminar – The Urban Green Divide or Segregating by Greening


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In the past two decades, cities in the Global North and South have invested in urban greening projects such as parks, gardens, greenways, or green climate resilient infrastructure to address a variety of environmental, health, economic, and social challenges. Such interventions are often accompanied by large scale real estate projects.

Side event: Land footprint embodied in international trade: a new tool to assess distant drivers of deforestation


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According to the State of Agricultural Commodity markets 2020 (FAO, 2021), global trade in agricultural commodities has more than doubled in real value between 1995 and 2018. While this offers opportunities for economic development and progress in food security, increased food production has also induced growing environmental impacts, notably through land use changes.

April 2022

Jornada sobre el cambio climático: ¿de dónde venimos, dónde estamos y a dónde queremos llegar?


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El próximo miércoles, 27 de abril, se celebrará en el Paraninfo de la Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología (ZTF-FCT) una jornada para analizar los informes que el Panel Intergubernamental de Expertos sobre Cambio Climático (IPCC) ha publicado recientemente, en su 6º Ciclo de Evaluación (6AR). La Jornada, que abordará ¿DE DÓNDE VENIMOS, DONDE ESTAMOS Y A DONDE QUEREMOS LLEGAR? contará con la
participación de [...]

Manejo sostenible de pastos de montaña (o la vidase una pastora y sus ovejas)


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Cuando a finales de la primavera pasada fui al Pirineo de Behe Nafarroa, aún tenía una visión muy académica del pastoreo de montaña. Sabía que un manejo sostenible de los pastos de montaña implica evitar el sobrepastoreo, que crea suelos desnudos, tanto como el infrapastoreo, que da paso a la matorralización (con el subsiguiente riesgo de incendios). Las consecuencias de ambos son el aumento [...]

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