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.

The ICTA-UAB participated in the 100xCiencia.2 meeting in Alicante

The encounter, which was focused on the transfer of knowledge and technology, brought together representatives of 40 centres and research units “Severo Ochoa” and “María de Maeztu”, respectively.

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.

UAB scientists and citizens can identify Barcelona's allergy-causing plants with the new Plant*tes app

The UAB Point of Information on Aerobiology (PIA) presented its new Plant*tes app in Barcelona as part of the BArcelona City Council's project entitled "Ciència Ciutadana als barris".

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.

Unrestricted Improvements in Fishing Technology Threaten the Future of Seafood

A study conducted by ICTA-UAB researcher Eric Galbraith shows that future improvement of fishing technology poses a threat for the global fishery that could be greater than climate change.

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.

European Project to Analyse the Effects of Waste Generated by Tourism on Mediterranean Islands

An European study involving the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma e Barcelona will address and propose solutions to the effects of the increase of waste generated by tourism on Mediterranean islands during the summer season.

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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Seminar- Multiscale relational analysis of the oil and gas sector of Mexico: a helpful quantitative storytelling for the Mexican energy reform debate. By Rafael González

Date: 2017-03-22

Title: "Multiscale relational analysis of the oil and gas sector of Mexico: a helpful quantitative storytelling for the Mexican energy reform debate"

Lecturer: Rafael González López
Moderator: Samuele Lo Piano


​Date: Wednesday, March 22nd 2017
Time: 12.30h
Venue: Room Z/022


Rafael questions the proposals from the Mexican energy reform with a biophysical analysis and quantitative storytelling. In this reform the oil & gas market is opened after 72 years of being regulated by the Mexican state oil company PEMEX (3rd nationalized oil company, after the ex-Soviet Union and Bolivia). He provides a comprehensive energy analysis of the oil and gas sector of Mexico, using a novel approach based on MuSIASEM and the integration of relational analysis (Rosen, 1958).

This methodology characterizes the pattern of end-uses of energy carriers across the different functional and structural elements of society.  In this way, we obtain insight in the complex metabolic pathways associated with the different functions expressed by society and the effects that changes in the metabolic characteristics of the energy sector will have on those or other compartments and in the energy sovereignty.

This methodology characterizes the pattern of end-uses of energy carriers across the different functional and structural elements of society.  In this way, we obtain insight in the complex metabolic pathways associated with the different functions expressed by society and the effects that changes in the metabolic characteristics of the energy sector will have on those or other compartments and in the energy sovereignty.

Bio
Rafael is a PhD candidate at ICTA. His current work focuses on the characterization of the oil and gas sector of Mexico. Furthermore, He is collaborating in the study of the nexus between charcoal, food and water in the tropics, as well as in the analysis of the primary energy sector of Brazil. He has a bachelor degree in Biology and a master degree in Geography from UNAM. 

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