El Locos por la Tierra retoma las sesiones presenciales

Después de hacer diversas sesiones en formato virtual, el programa Locos por la Tierra impartido por el ICTA-UAB reanudó el pasado día 27 de junio sus sesiones formativas en formato presencial.

What do we breathe when in the forest?

For the first time, a study characterizes the forest chemistry of the air under the canopy of a Mediterranean holm oak forest and detects maximum concentrations in July and August.

Catalonia's Scientific Contributions to Fighting Covid-19

Sixty ICREA researchers, including Isabelle Anguelovski of the ICTA-UAB, lead more than a hundred research activities on Covid-19.

Academia in the Time of COVID-19: Towards an Ethics of Care


Computer Platform Gives Visibility to Catalonia's Small Villages

A research team from the UAB, in collaboration with the Association of Microvillages of Catalonia, has created a Geographic Information System (GIS) for Active and Sustainable Hamlets (GISASH), which gathers information on the state of and services offered by the more than 330 municipalities in Catalonia with fewer than 500 inhabitants.

Environmental justice defenders victims of violence and murder

Grassroots movements halt environmental degradation in up to 27% of environmental conflicts worldwide, according to a study by the ICTA-UAB.

Technological changes and new low-carbon lifestyles, key to mitigating climate change impacts

In order to mitigate climate change impacts and achieve a more sustainable society, it is necessary to transform the current energy system based on fossil fuels into a model based on renewable energies.

Exploring climate change impacts through popular proverbs

Members of an irrigation community doing maintenance work in an acequia de careo (irrigation canal built at the top of the mountain) to improve the circulation of water for irrigation and human consumption.

Neolithic vessels reveal dairy consumption in Europe 7,000 years ago

Pottery from the site located in Verson (Francia) analysed during the research (Picture by Annabelle Cocollos, Conseil départemental du Calvados ou CD14 publicada en Germain-Vallée et al.

Mapping out the impacts of pollution upon Indigenous Peoples worldwide

Sulphur mine in Ijen, Java, Indonesia. Picture by Joan de la Malla.

Economic growth is incompatible with biodiversity conservation

A study involving more than 20 specialists in conservation ecology and ecological economics highlights the contradiction between economic growth and biodiversity conservation.

Encuesta: El rol del verde residencial durante el confinamiento por el brote de COVID-19 en España

El grupo de investigación BCNUEJ (www.bcnuej.org) del ICTA-UAB (https://ictaweb.uab.cat/) y del IMIM (www.imim.es) está realizando un estudio sobre el papel del verde residencial (vegetación interior, en balcones, en terrazas, cubiertas verdes, jardines particulares, etc.

ICTA-UAB shares protective material with hospitals

ICTA-UAB is since last Monday 16 March 2020, an Institute with Restricted Access. Most of the laboratories are empty, the Scientific and Technical Services are closed, only the basic services are working and most of the people is working and staying at home.

Higher and earlier pollen concentrations expected for this spring

Spring and summer pollination will begin a few days earlier than usual and in important numbers, reaching higher than average levels (from the 1994-2019 period).

Power struggles hinder urban adaptation policies to climate change

Transformative actions implemented by cities to address and mitigate the impacts of climate change may be hindered by political struggles for municipal power.

Analysis of tropical fire soot deposited in the ocean will help predict future global climate changes

The ICTA-UAB begins a scientific expedition in the Atlantic Ocean to collect dust and smoke samples from the fires of tropical Africa deposited in marine sediments.

What elements and characteristics should forests have to influence human health?

Despite the increasing interest of the scientific community and society towards the potential of forests as a source of human health, the existing scientific literature does not allow for a coherent relationship between the type of forest and different health variables.

Red coral effectively recovers in Mediterranean protected areas after decades of overexploitation

Protection measures of the Marine Protected Areas have enable red coral colonies (Corallium rubrum) to recover partially in the Mediterranean Sea, reaching health levels similar to those of the 1980s in Catalonia and of the 1960s in the Ligurian Sea (Northwestern Italy).

Sub-national “climate clubs” could offer key to combating climate change

‘Climate clubs’ offering membership for sub-national states, in addition to just countries, could speed up progress towards a globally-harmonised climate change policy, which in turn offers a way to achieve stronger climate policies in all countries.

Victoria Reyes-García receives an ERC Proof of Concept grant linked to the LICCI project

Victoria Reyes-García ICREA Research Professor at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) is one of the 76 top researchers that will receive ERC Proof of Concept grants.

ICTA-UAB demands the UAB to reduce number of flights

Given our current climate emergency, recently acknowledged by the UAB, the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) has drawn up a proposal urging the University to put into action a new travel policy to tackle one of its most polluting activities: Flying.

New assessment finds EU electricity decarbonization discourse in need of overhaul

It’s well known that the EU is focusing its efforts on decarbonizing its economy.

Mining waste dumped into Portmán Bay continues to release metals into the sea 25 years later

The waters of the Mediterranean Sea continue to receive dissolved metals from the mining waste deposited in Portmán Bay (Murcia) 25 years after the cessation of mining activity.

A new ICTA-UAB project to assess the impacts of micro- and nano-plastics in the tropical and temperate oceans

A new project led by ICTA-UAB researcher Patrizia Ziveri is one of five projects selected for funding by the Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans).
Debat: “Les ciutats a l'antropocè. Una perspectiva mediterrània” al CCCB, amb Isabelle Anguelovski i Giorgos Kallis

Date: 2019-07-05

Debat: “Les ciutats a l'antropocè. Una perspectiva mediterrània” al CCCB

Amb la participació de Isabelle Anguelovski i Giorgos Kallis, investigadors ICTA-UAB

En el marc del cicle Les ciutats a l'antropocè

Dia: Divendres 5 de juliol 2019
Hora: 9.30h
Lloc: Sala Mirador CCCB (Montalegre, 5 - 08001 Barcelona)
Inscripció obligatòria per email a Guillem Rubio, grubio@cccb.org.

La British Academy i el CCCB reuneixen una vintena d’experts internacionals en l’àmbit urbà per debatre sobre les transformacions de les ciutats a l’antropocè.

L’emergència climàtica, les creixents desigualtats socials, la degradació atmosfèrica i altres factors com el turisme i la migració estan ja posant a prova la vida urbana. En aquest seminari, experts de diversos àmbits posaran en comú idees i estratègies per dissenyar polítiques públiques efectives que permetin superar les tensions urbanes derivades de l’antropocè i, alhora, transformar les ciutats per fer-les habitables i sostenibles.

09.30 - 09.50 - Benvinguda

09.50 - 11.20 - Taula 1: Economia sostenible urbana
Aquesta sessió se centrarà en reflexionar sobre el sentit de l’economia sostenible en l’àmbit urbà, així com els reptes que suposen el canvi climàtic, el turisme massiu i la informalitat. Debatrem com fer viable un model econòmic sostenible en un context marcat per severes pressions en les finances municipals i esbossarem les línies que han de seguir les polítiques urbanes per fer front als reptes de futur de les ciutats.

11.40 - 13.10 - Taula 2: Ciutats saludables i mobilitat
Les ciutats mediterrànies són especialment susceptibles als problemes de salut derivats del canvi climàtic i la pol·lució, molts d’ells vinculats a l’augment de les temperatures, les inundacions, les sequeres i la mobilitat urbana. En aquesta taula discutirem sobre la necessària readaptació estratègica per confrontar aquests factors de risc, alhora que debatrem sobre el concepte de «ciutats saludables» i les seves implicacions.

14.10 - 15.40 - Taula 3: Forma urbana, infraestructura i habitatge
L’habitatge informal, els serveis de baixa qualitat i l’espai públic limitat són problemes que afecten moltes ciutats i que augmentaran a causa de les tensions de l’antropocè. Aquesta sessió explorarà la reconfiguració de la planificació urbana per tal d’assegurar una gestió sostenible del creixement urbà i la densitat, respectuosa també amb el patrimoni i que alhora permeti superar la segregació.

16.10 - 17.40 - Taula 4: La ciutat resilient
Aquesta taula se centrarà en la idea de resiliència en un context de profundes transformacions a les ciutats. Discutirem estratègies per construir ciutats més resilients, no només en relació amb les dificultats del canvi climàtic, sinó també amb la participació limitada en la presa de decisions. En especial, explorarem com es poden apoderar les comunitats per desenvolupar resiliència.

17.40 - 18.00 - Cloenda

Participants: Ash Amin, Isabelle Anguelovski, David Bravo, Teresa Caldeira, Judit Carrera, Julio D. Dávila, Nicholas Dines, Cynthia Echave, Suzanne Hall, Hans Ibelings, Giorgos Kallis, Michael Keith, Lila Leontidou, Francesc Muñoz, Carles Muro, Oriol Nel·lo, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Anna Puigjaner, Maria Sisternas, Flavio Tejada, Tatiana Thieme, Nigel Thrift

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