Press Releases

August 3, 2018

BC3 Press Release:Unai Pascual will be leading the research due to be conducted by the IPBES to explore nature’s values in human well-being

Unai Pascual (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1973) has recently been appointed co-chair of the IPBES assessment into the values of nature. Promoted by the United Nations Organisation, the IPBES was set up in 2012. Its mission is to offer public policy-making bodies scientific evidence, all kinds of knowledge, working tools and other types of methods designed to improve the situation of nature on the planet, to safeguard natural resources and use them sustainably, because they hold the key to the survival of current and future societies.
July 17, 2018

BC3 Press Release: BC3 receives the María de Maeztu credential

The State Research Agency has announced the awarding of the “María de Maeztu” credential to BC3, the Basque Centre for Climate Change, in acknowledgement of the quality and level of excellence in the research it conducts. The report, the evaluation committee stressed that “the multidisciplinary research conducted by BC3 is an example of what natural sciences should implement in the future”.
July 2, 2018

BC3 press releases: Marta Olazabal of BC3 will spearhead the research to assess the adaptation policies of large coastal cities worldwide

In a competitive international process, AXA Foundation selected the research project of Marta Olazabal, senior researcher of BC3, to which it will allocate 130,000 euro for two years. The project will evaluate the quality and effectiveness of public climate change adaptation policies and the investments cities are conducting in this regard on a worldwide scale.
June 15, 2018

BC3 press release: Agricultural intensification is not synonymous with sustained development

In an attempt to address this knowledge gap, Unai Pascual, together with researchers from the United Kingdom, Denmark, Spain and France, set about revising scientific studies with the aim of analysing the impacts of agricultural intensification on human and environmental wellbeing.
May 11, 2018

BC3 press release “Renewable energies and the energy transition in Spain 2030-2050”

On April 23rd, the "Renewable Energies and the Energy Transition in Spain 2030-2050” workshop organized by the BC3 (Basque Centre for Climate Change BC3), the Spanish Association of Energy Economics (AEEE) and the Spanish Club of Energy (Enerclub) was held in Madrid. The event was organized as a part of the H2020 European project TRANSrisk, led in BC3 by Mikel González-Eguino, with participation of international, European and National actors regarding renewable energies and energy transition.
March 19, 2018

BC3 press releases “Paying for nature’s services reveals shortcomings that can hamper their full potential”

La reciente publicación de la prestigiosa revista Nature Sustainability en el que participa el Investigador Ikerbasque en el BC3, Unai Pascual, afirma que, si bien los pagos por servicios ambientales son una herramienta valiosa en todo el mundo para proteger el medio ambiente, es imprescindible su evaluación y adecuación a cada contexto cultural y socio-económico.
March 6, 2018

Globally, costs of the Paris Climate Agreement could be outweighed by health savings from reducing air pollution

Researchers from BC3 (Basque Center for Climate Change) have led this international study sponsored by the European Horizon 2020 program. Globally, the costs of implementing the Paris Climate Agreement between 2020-2050 could be outweighed by health savings due to reduced air pollution-related disease and death, according to estimates from a modelling study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal.
June 22, 2017

Press Release (2017-06-22) “Sustainability whack-a-mole”

"Sustainability whack-a-mole" Placed-based sustainability efforts often fail to recognise the risk of turning up the environmental pressure elsewhere In the world of arcades, the whack-a-mole is a classic. The game, in which players use a mallet to hit randomly appearing toy moles back into their holes, is an innocent reminder that fixing a problem in one place may only cause others to pop up elsewhere. But within sustainability, such problem solving come with more serious consequences. Coined environmental leakage, it refers to how interventions aimed at reducing environmental pressures at one site may be locally successful, but increase pressures elsewhere. On example is how the recovery of fish stocks in Europe has led to increased fishing pressure in West African waters. Another is how improved regulations of Chinese and European forests have led to deforestation in the tropics due to increased Chinese and European biomass imports. This not only has global environmental consequences but social ones as well, since people’s livelihoods in those distant places are often negatively impacted. An approach of “out of sight, out of mind” can mean big problems when dealing with complex social-ecological challenges and can put into question well-intended place based sustainability practices.
June 5, 2017

IPCC Press Release (2017-06-05) “First Lead Author Meeting for the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories will take place in Bilbao on 7-14 June 2017 “

IPCC PRESS RELEASE 5 June 2017 First Lead Author Meeting for the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories will take place in Bilbao on 7-14 June 2017 [Bilbao, Spain, June, 2017] More than 190 experts will meet in Bilbao on June 7-14 to begin work on a new Methodology Report to update the guidelines countries use for estimating greenhouse gas emissions and removals, bringing them into line with the new requirements of the 2015 Paris Agreement. The meeting will launch the preparation of the new Report 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (2019 Refinement). In particular the authors will elaborate the chapter outlines, allocate tasks among Lead Authors, and decide milestones between this and the Second Lead Author Meeting, which will take place in September this year. After another two meetings in 2018, the 2019 Refinement is planned to be finalized, and be adopted and accepted by the IPCC Plenary, in May 2019.




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