January 18, 2017

BC3 Journal Article “Mitigation implications of an ice-free summer in the Arctic Ocean”

The rapid loss of sea ice in the Arctic is one of the most striking manifestations of climate change. As sea ice melts, more open water is exposed to solar radiation, absorbing heat and generating a sea-ice–albedo feedback that reinforces Arctic warming. Recent studies stress the significance of this feedback mechanism and suggest that ice-free summer conditions in the Arctic Ocean may occur faster than previously expected, even under low-emissions pathways.
January 26, 2017

New Coal-Fired Plants Jeopardise Paris Agreement

Global greenhouse gas emissions need to peak soon and be reduced practically to zero in the second half of this century in order to not exceed the climate targets adopted in the Paris Agreement. However, there are currently numerous coal-fired power stations around the world at different stages of construction and planning that could be completed in the next decade. If all these plants are actually built, their expected future emissions will make it very difficult to reach these targets, even in an optimistic scenario with the deployment of carbon capture and storage technologies. Policy makers around the world need to react quickly and help to redirect investment plans for new coal-fired power stations towards low-carbon technologies
May 23, 2018

“Diario Vasco” opinion article by Mikel González Eguino and Iñaki Arto, BC3 researchers, about a future without oil

Avanzar hacia una movilidad sostenible es un reto fundamental para conseguir reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero en la senda marcada por el Acuerdo de París. El transporte, propulsado principalmente por derivados del petróleo, fue responsable en 2016 de un tercio de las emisiones totales de gases de efecto invernadero en el País Vasco, superando por primera vez al sector industrial.
June 1, 2018

“CTXT Revista Contexto” opinion article by Mikel González Eguino, BC3 researcher, about the new green investors.

Una parte importante del sector financiero ha llegado a la conclusión de que sus inversiones para ser rentables han de ser respetuosas con el medio ambiente y con las sociedades en las que operan, o no lo serán. Y para ello han de ir en la senda marcada por los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible y por el Acuerdo de París.

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