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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.

Bolivian Amazon on road to deforestation

Amazon biodiversity hotspot to suffer even more “alarming” losses after contentious law passed, according to a study involving ICTA-UAB researchers.

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

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

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New ICTA-UAB map shows success, concerns and challenges of the transition away from fossil fuels and coal industry in Australia

Resistance against massive coal-mining in Australia and a growing movement for a ‘just transition’ from fossil fuels have enjoyed some success but face massive challenges, as shown in a new map developed by researchers from the international ACKnowl-EJ project of the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB)  and the Australian Environmental Justice (AEJ) research team at the Centre for Urban Research (RMIT University.

ICTA-UAB researcher Victoria Reyes-García receives an ERC Consolidator Grant

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Research to study the health effects of forests

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Blockadia map by ICTA-UAB reveals global scale of anti-fossil fuel movement

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

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Green gentrification can limit the favourable effects of green areas on health

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Oil contamination in the Amazon modifies chemical composition of rivers

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ICTA-UAB researchers alert that oil palm plantations produce infertility in tropical lands

Oil palm plantations are replacing 40% of tropical forests and 32% of basic grain crops, according to an ICTA-UAB research conducted in Guatemala.

EJAtlas Includes 2,100 Case Studies on Socio-Environmental Conflicts Around the World

The Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas), created by researchers of the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), currently includes 2,100 cases of ecological distribution conflicts identified in different parts of the world.

Ice age thermostat prevented extreme climate cooling

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The New Theory of Economic “Agrowth” Contributes to the Viability of Climate Policies

 ICTA-UAB researcher Jeroen van den Bergh publishes in Nature Climate Change a study in which he proposes a new economic theory compatible with the fight against climate change.

New ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide'

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Esdeveniments
Celebració del VI Dia de les Ciències Ambientals

Date: 2017-10-06

Celebració del VI Dia de les Ciències Ambientals


Dia: Divendres, 6 d’Octubre de 2016
Lloc: Auditori CRM - Facultat de Ciències
Organitzen: Coordinació Ciències Ambientals / Facultat de Ciències / Estudiants CCAA i CCAA+Geologia 4rt i 5è curs amb Ambient Crític


Els Estudis de Ciències Ambientals (CCAA) al Campus de la UAB compleixen vint-i-cinc anys. En aquell moment les Ciències Ambientals com a Estudi era una novetat a les Universitats de l’Estat, i la incertesa en el seu funcionament era molt gran. Avui en dia ens trobem amb uns Estudis prou consolidats. 

També disposem de certes activitats consolidades, com és el ja tradicional Dia de les CCAA, que aquest any es celebra el proper 6 d'Octubre a l'Auditori del CRM de la Facultat de Ciències. 

Aquest acte és una trobada entre professors, estudiants, investigadors i tots aquells qui volem posar de manifest i reforçar la importància estratègica de les Ciències Ambientals a la UAB i a Catalunya. 

Així doncs, aquest curs i coincidint amb el 25è aniversari, aquesta jornada es el tret de sortida per a la celebració d’aquest esdeveniment, de manera que s’hi ha inclòs un petit Acte Inaugural del 25è aniversari! Esperem que sigui estimulant i participativa, especialment pels estudiants del Grau de CCAA i de la Doble titulació CCAA+Geologia!

PROGRAMA

10:00-10:45.  Recepció i benvinguda 
A càrrec de: Equip de Coordinació de CCAA, Degà de la Facultat de Ciències Dr. Antoni Méndez, i Vicerector de Transferència i Projectes Estratègics Dr. Javier Lafuente

Acte Inaugural del 25è aniversari dels Estudis de les Ciències Ambientals a la UAB
Dr. Josep Enric Llebot, Departament de Física 

10:45-11:45. Pausa-cafè i esmorzar 
Lloc: Davant l’Auditori del CRM, Facultat de Ciències

10:45-11:45. Fira-presentació d’entitats: l’esfera de les CCAA a la UAB 
Entitats convidades: Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA-UAB), Col·legi d’Ambientòlegs de Catalunya (COAMB), Ambient Crític, Oficina de Medi Ambient de la UAB 
Lloc: Davant l’Auditori del CRM, Facultat de Ciències

11:45-12:15.  Xerrada: Turisme i medi ambient, una relació contradictòria
Dr. Francesc Romagosa, Departament de Geografia

12:15-13:15. Taula Rodona
Dr. Francesc Romagosa (Dept de Geografia), Dr. Carles Barriocanal Lozano (Investigador ICTA-UAB), Anna Esteve (llicenciada en CCAA-UAB, Direcció General de Qualitat Ambiental i Canvi Climàtic, Gencat), Xavier Cazorla (llicenciat en CCAA-UAB, director de l'empresa Elements - Muntanyes d'Idees)

13:15 -15:30. Ecodinar al campus
Lloc: Gespa-Campus – Ciències i Biociències
Organitzat pels estudiants de 4rt curs de Ciències Ambientals, i de 4rt-5è curs de CCAA+Geologia. Menú apte per a vegetarians

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