Marine Litter on Mediterranean Beaches Triples in Summer

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) analyses and quantifies the waste generated by tourists in eight islands of the Mediterranean as part of the European BLUEISLANDS project.

Mapping the Urban Vitality of Barcelona

Researchers at the UAB have mapped Barcelona and and 9 surrounding towns using a new methodology based on urbanism activist Jane Jacobs' ideas on how cities should be configured to become vital spaces: 25% of the area is classified as having high vitality.

ICTA-UAB Gathers Worldwide Experts on Degrowth and Environmental Justice

ICTA-UAB is organizing the fifth edition of the Summer School on Degrowth and Environmental Justice from June 24 to July 6.

Agricultural intensification not a “blueprint” for sustainable development

Social and ecological results of increased agricultural intensification are not as positive as expected.

Tracking the battles for environmental justice: here are the world’s top 10

Today is World Environment Day. Environmental conflicts should not be seen as disruptions to smooth governance, fixable with market solutions, technology or police bullets.

Green urban planning must consider social equity criteria

Cities that do not include social equity criteria into their political strategies to make their urban environment greener and more ecological will not achieve long-term sustainability and risk creating green enclaves only for the social elite.

The ICTA-UAB alerts of a new invasive Asian beetle pest in Catalonia that kills mulberry trees

A study by researcher of the ICTA-UAB and the Department of Agriculture Víctor Sarto i Monteys has identified in the province of Barcelona the presence of a species from Asia that could spread through Europe.

More than 120 ICTA-UAB researchers addressed environmental challenges at a symposium, especially those arising from global and...

The Institut of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) organized its 1st Spring Symposium with the aim of addressing some of the main environmental and sustainability challenges.

Low-carbon energy transition requires more renewables than previously thought

A new study by ICTA-UAB analyzes the impacts on lifestyles of substituting fossil fuels for cleaner energies.

Are Farmers Who Belong to Local User Associations Better Adapted to Climate Change?

Droughts, floods and high temperatures derived from climate change are not the only threats that farmers with irrigated crops must face.

Climate Change Threatens World's Largest Seagrass Carbon Stores

Shark Bay seagrass carbon storage hotspot suffers alarming losses after a devastating marine heat wave, according to a study led by ICTA-UAB researchers.

Amazon's indigenous people hunt animals feeding in areas contaminated by oil spills

A study by the ICTA-UAB and the UAB Department of Animal Health and Anatomy demonstrates that the main species hunted by the indigenous popoulations of the Peruvian Amazon ingest water and soil contaminated with hidrocarbons and heavy metals.

The new Planttes app warns of allergy risks in different urban areas

The Planttes application is a citizen science project which aims to encourage people to identify and locate on a map the existence of allergy-causing plants and indicate their phenological state.

Global climate treaty easier to negotiate if guided by Human Development Index

A study by ICTA-UAB concludes that agreements against climate change would be more attractive to rich countries if they were analyzed taking into account the Human Development Index, instead of GDP.

New Project to Link Extreme Weather Events, Atmospheric Biodiversity and Human Health

A new ICTA-UAB project led by researcher Jordina Belmonte will study the effects of extreme meteorological events on the biological biodiversity present in the atmosphere in order to predict changes in the environment and possible affectations on human health.

ICTA-UAB’s success: five ERC grants in two years

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) has been awarded five European Research Council (ERC) grants in two years, which is about ten per cent of all ERC grants arriving in Catalonia over the period from the end of 2015 to the end of 2017.

Scientists Alert of Swift Degradation of Marine Ecosystems and Grave Consequences for the Planet

A book edited by researchers from the ICTA-UAB, the UB, the CNRS and the IEO addresses the concept of "animal forest" and highlights the importance of the role seas and oceans have in combating climate change.

Research to study the health effects of forests

The ICTA-UAB, CREAF and the "la Caixa" Bank Foundation recently presented the project "Healthy Forests for a Healthy Society".

Launch of the Alliance of Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units of Excellence

​ The Secretary of State for R&D+i, Carmen Vela, chaired the kickoff meeting of the new Severo Ochoa and Maria Maeztu Alliance of Excellence.

New ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide'

The new ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide' it is at your disposal now. With this document, we aim to help you discover the basics of the PhD programme, ICTA-UAB’s structure, etc.
Conferència: "Els moviments de Justícia Ambiental a l'Índia i al Japó" a la Casa Àsia

Date: 2017-06-14

Conferència: "Els moviments de Justícia Ambiental a l'Índia i al Japó"

A càrrec de:
. Joan Martínez-Alier, investigador sènior a l'ICTA-UAB, coordinador del projecte EnvJustice. 
. Daniela Del Bene, coordinadora de l'EJAtlas. 

Presentació a càrrec de: Yasmin Paricio Burtin, coordinadora de Política, Societat i Programes Educatius, Casa Àsia

Dia: Dimecres 14 de juny de 2017
Hora: 19 h 
Lloc: Seu de Casa Àsia (Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau. Pavelló Sant Manuel. c/ Sant Antoni Mª Claret, 167. Barcelona)

Organitza: Casa Àsia i el project EnvJustice (ERC Advanced Grant, 2016-21) de l’ICTA-UAB

Entrada gratuïta amb inscripció prèvia

En el marc del Cicle Casa Àsia, "Pau, Drets Humans i Conflictes a Àsia", tindrà lloc la presentació de l'Atles de Justícia Ambiental (EJAtlas), creat per investigadors de l'Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), amb una primera conferència sobre els moviments de Justícia Ambiental a l'Índia i al Japó. A tot el món, les comunitats locals lluiten per accedir a la terra, per un aire i aigua nets, pels boscos: pels seus mitjans de vida. Les persones defensen els seus territoris contra projectes d'inversió que poden tenir forts impactes ambientals i socials.

Membres del projecte EnvJustice, (ERC Advanced Grant, 2016-21) ICTA-UAB, posaran en relleu les causes, les conseqüències i les formes de mobilització que s'estan donant a favor de la Justícia Ambiental. Joan Martínez-Alier, introduirà el EJAtlas i explicarà els casos més rellevants al Japó i Daniela Del Bene, ressaltarà alguns moviments de Justícia Ambiental a l'Índia.
El EJAtlas té registrats prop de 2050 conflictes ambientals i va ser presentat per primera vegada al març de 2014 a l'oficina de l'ONU Medi Ambient a Brussel·les.

Joan Martínez-Alier, investigador sènior a l'ICTA-UAB, coordinador del projecte EnvJustice. Va ser president de la Societat Internacional d'Economia Ecològica els anys 2006 i 2007 i membre del comitè científic de l'Agència Europea de Medi Ambient entre 2000 i 2008. Porta més de trenta anys dedicant-se a la investigació en economia ecològica, ecologia política, estudis agraris, justícia ambiental. En 2017 va rebre el premi Leontief.

Daniela Del Bene, coordinadora de l'EJatlas. Graduada en Relacions Internacionals i màster en Antropologia. Les seves investigacions s'han centrat en analitzar conflictes d'hidroelèctriques i iniciatives de transformació cap a la sobirania energètica. Ha realitzat investigacions en el Sud-est Asiàtic, Europa i Amèrica Llatina. És part de la Xarxa per la Sobirania Energètica a Catalunya (XSE).

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