We offer scientific evidence, objectivity and knowledge on a global scale to inform policy makers decisions. Our multidisciplinary vision connected with good practices throughout the world is a solid accompaniment for the implementation of complex actions.
One of our relevant contributions to the EU policy making process is taking part in the UNFCCC Side Events. These were established as a platform for observer organizations to highlight diverse climate change issues at UNFCCC conferences, and are a vital component of the UNFCCC sessions, as they provide opportunities for information dissemination, capacity building, policy discussions and a way to legitimize global governance.
BC3 is recognized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a Non-Governmental Organization and we have contributed to several side events at the Conferences of the Parties jointly with other leading Climate Change scientific and policy institutions.
BC3 has been playing an active role in these COPS.
The Scientific Director of BC3, Prof.Maria Jose Sanz and Dr. Agustin del Prado, Senior researcher at BC3, participated in the IPCC "Second Lead Author Meeting for the Elaboration of the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories", that tool place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (25 Sep - 28 Sep 2017).
Biosphere stewardship is about humans recognizing that they are part of and indeed dependent on the biosphere to maintain their own well-being. When humans recognize that, they are also responsible for the sustainable use and protection of the living systems we depend on. But what kind of knowledge systems, values, management practices, behaviour and governance arrangements could help foster this biosphere stewardship? Ikerbasque Professor Unai Pascual from the Basque Centre for Climate Change offered his views on the issue. He highlighted the benefits of incorporating relational values in ecosystem assessments.
"Forest mitigation should be measured using a scientifically-objective approach, not allowing countries to hide the impacts of policies that increase net emissions", writes a group of environmental scientists led by Dr Joanna I House.
Dr Joanna I House is a reader in environmental science and policy at the Cabot Institute, University of Bristol, UK. She co-signed this open letter with other environmental scientists listed at the bottom of the article.
Researchers from BC3, McGill University and Wageningen University organize a parallel session in the main reference forum on climate change adaptation at European scale, the "European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2017" that is to held in Glasgow from the 5th to the 9th of June.
This parallel session will focus on the challenges of measuring the progress on adaptation at multiple levels.
This news has been released by ITTO (International Tropical Timber Organization).The news covers the Side Event organized at COP22 where the Scientific Director of BC3, Prof. Maria Jose Sanz partipated as REDD+ expert.
The Marrakech call is loud and clear: nothing can stop global climate action. The momentum for the adoption of the Paris Agreement was enabled by Parties and non-Parties stakeholders taking action to address climate change and undertaking to progressively enhance the ambition of this action. Almost all Parties communicated INDCs, and coalitions of thousands of cities, regions, companies and investors from across the world announced voluntary commitments to support the implementation of the ambitious climate action.
Prof. María José Sanz, directora del Centro Vasco de Cambio Climático BC3, -parte de la red internacional de centros en cambio climático INCCCETT junto al (CR)2- comentó la relevancia del rol de la ciencia en el apoyo a la toma de decisiones políticas.
The Paris Agreement outlines results-based finance which is a cornerstone to the implementation of REDD+ in the tropics. Many tropical countries have developed national REDD+ strategies and are seriously considering their potential to contributing to the mitigation of climate change in the context of NDCs under the Paris Agreement.
United Nations Climate Change Conference COP22_CMP12 (Side Event) organized by BC3 “Sustainable development priorities of highly sensitive regions to Climate Change in Latin America: Appropriate orchestration of Adaptation and Mitigation actions”
Since 2010 BC3 has been playing an active role at COPs with a variety of contributions.
This year, 2016 BC3 will be contributing to different Side Events at COP22 (see full BC3 Agenda at COP22 here) and has organized its own Side Event jointly with the Government of El Salvador with the objetive of Transfering Knowledge and promoting implementation.
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