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.

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

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.

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

ICREA researcher at ICTA-UAB Victoria Reyes- García has been graced with a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) for the development of a project aimed at bringing insights from local knowledge to climate change research.

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".

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

A new interactive map by researchers of the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) reveals the worldwide impact of resistance direct actions by people putting their own bodies in the way of fossil fuel projects.

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.

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

A scientific research conducted by ICTA-UAB and IMIM suggests that more socially disadvantaged neighbours do not benefit equally from the effects newly created green areas have on health.

Oil contamination in the Amazon modifies chemical composition of rivers

A scientific study by the ICTA-UAB and ISS-EUR quantifies the environmental impact of oil extraction activities and contamination in headwaters of the Amazon.

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

During the ice ages, an unidentified regulatory mechanism prevented atmospheric CO2 concentrations from falling below a level that could have led to runaway cooling, reports a study conducted by researchers of the ICTA-UAB and published online in Nature Geoscience this week.

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'

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.
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Tres investigadores ICREA del ICTA-UAB en los Debates ICREA-CCCB "Planeta 2050"

Date: 2017-10-26

Debats ICREA-CCCB "Planeta 2050"

Los investigadores ICREA del Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología Ambientales de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) Patrizia Ziveri, Victoria Reyes y Giorgos Kallis participan en la nueva edición de los Debates ICREA-CCCB que tendrán lugar del 7 al 28 de noviembre y que este año llevan por título “Planeta 2015”.

El cambio climático es el agente que va a configurar el mundo del futuro. Olas migratorias, enfermedades ligadas al clima, zonas inhabitables y nuevas relaciones geopolíticas son, sin duda, algunos de los problemas a los que deberá hacer frente el planeta en las próximas décadas. Los científicos, además, alertan de que cada vez es más plausible que el calentamiento global lleve al planeta a un punto de no retorno con consecuencias imprevisibles para nuestra civilización.

La idea de un mundo radicalmente diferente al nuestro es, posiblemente, la única certeza sobre el futuro que ya se acerca. Tanto si queremos revertir el proceso de calentamiento global como si este resulta imparable, será necesario que empecemos a vivir de manera muy diferente. Así, si el cambio es inevitable, ¿cuáles son los horizontes que se abren para el futuro del planeta? ¿Habrá que hacer caso a quienes apuestan por el decrecimiento como la única vía posible para arreglar el problema? ¿Tendremos que utilizar las innovaciones de la biología sintética para reparar los ecosistemas dañados?

En esta edición, los Debates ICREA-CCCB pondrán la mirada sobre un hipotético año 2050 para reflexionar sobre los escenarios de futuro a raíz de la crisis climática,  y plantear los retos que tenemos para hacer frente a las previsiones más adversas.

El ciclo, organizado por ICREA y el Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), estará conducido por la periodista Mercè Folch, guionista y copresentadora del programa «El suplement» de Catalunya Ràdio.

Debates

Rehabitar la tierra
Conversación con Ricard Solé y Patrizia Ziveri
Martes 7 de noviembre a las 18:30
 
¿Nuevo clima, nuevas enfermedades?

Conversación con Frederic Bartumeus y Xavier Rodó
Martes 14 de novembre a las 18:30
 
El conflicto social y cultural
Conversación con Paula Casal y Victoria Reyes
Martes 21 de novembre a las 18:30
 
Modelo económico y migraciones globales
Conversación con Pau Baizán y Giorgos Kallis
Martes 28 de novembre a las 18:30

Más información: http://www.cccb.org/es/marco/ficha/planeta-2050/227555

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