September 7, 2018

BC3 Seminar: Cambio climático e impacto antrópico en el registro arqueo-paleontológico del Cuaternario

Los depósitos cuaternarios, tanto de origen humano (yacimientos arqueológicos), como no vinculados a su actividad (turberas, humedales, lagos, morrenas glaciares, acumulaciones loéssicas, etc.) representan un gigantesco archivo en el que han quedado registrados, entre otros, los sucesivos cambios ambientales producidos durante su relleno sedimentario. El devenir metodológico de la Arqueología ha propiciado el desarrollo de un completo protocolo de investigación de estos depósitos, comprendiendo disciplinas geoarqueológicas y paleontológicas que aportan un mayor nivel de detalle de la dinámica paleoambiental y paleoclimática del Planeta.
September 7, 2018

BC3 Seminar: Demand flexibility in the Swedish electricity market

Demand flexibility has recently seen large interest from Swedish policy makers, and dynamic pricing is thought to be a useful tool for improving efficiency, reducing emissions and enable the integration of more renewable generation. However, so far, few households have adopted such pricing schemes. In this seminar, I will present some previous, ongoing and future research by me and my colleagues that relates to this topic. In particular, I will explain why policy maker’s thrust for dynamic pricing of electricity may be overly optimistic and based on unrealistic assumptions about households’ behavior.
October 10, 2018

BC3 Seminar: “Education as a global tool for adaptation and mitigation of Climate Change”

We will present the role that the education should have as a tool for mitigation and adaptation for Climate Change around the world and the challenges that arise for its effective implementation. We review three different aspects of the problem. The first is the role of education as a tool for adaptation and mitigation and the existing gap between expectations and reality. The second is the problems in the Spanish case related to the official curricula and the lack of good materials at the required scale to create a new generation with awarness and deep knowledge of the problem.
October 11, 2018

BC3 Seminar: “Long-term Patterns of Continuity and Change in Climate Adaptation: Three Centuries of Droughts in a Municipality of the Barcelona Province (NE Spain)”

Cities, towns, and other densely populated areas are being urged to address the challenges posed by climate change. To design local adaptation plans and policies for cities, the urban and climate agendas are strongly betting on social and technological innovation, but less attention is being devoted to learn from past experience. In this seminar, I argue that historical approaches can help situate adaptation strategies within long-term regimes of environmental governance, illuminating the relation between adaptation to locally-manifested climatic extremes and the historically-changing ways to access and manage the environment.

María de Maeztu Excellence Unit 2023-2027 Ref. CEX2021-001201-M, funded by MCIN/AEI /10.13039/501100011033

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