BC3 investigator, Unai Pascual, takes part in the last approved of the IPBES biodiversity report, at a major UN conference for Biodiversity later this year. After almost three years investigating on the current situation of biodiversity in the world, the last IPBES report was approved last week in Medellin, Colombia by the governments of 129 member nations. The study aims to provide a knowledge base for global action on biodiversity, following examples such as that from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, whose knowledge is used by policymakers to set carbon emission targets.
BC3 selects the 10 centre that are going to take part in “Training Caravan-Ikertzaileak Gelan”. This edition is going to count on 10 informative lectures during April and May of 2018 in the selected centres.
Payments for Environmental Services (PES) constitute an innovative economic intervention to counteract the global loss of biodiversity and ecosystem functions. In theory, some appealing features should enable PES to perform well in achieving conservation and welfare goals. In practice, outcomes depend on the interplay between context, design and implementation. Inspecting a new global dataset, we find that some PES design principles pre-identified in the social-science literature as desirable, such as spatial targeting and payment differentiation, are only partially being applied in practice.
Varias poblaciones del litoral de EE UU y China están en peligro por las subidas del nivel del mar que tendrán lugar si no se toman medidas de adaptación contra el cambio climático. Un estudio liderado por el Basque Centre for Climate Change sobre las 120 mayores ciudades del mundo alerta de la suerte que correrán grandes urbes como Nueva Orleans, Cantón, Shanghái, Boston o Nueva York