ICTA-UAB economist Joan Martínez Alier wins the Balzan Prize for Environmental Challenges

Economist Joan Martínez Alier from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology  of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) is one of the winners of the 2020 Balzan Prize in the category of "Environmental Challenges: Responses from the Social Sciences and Humanities".

Indigenous People Essential to Understanding Environmental Change

An international research involving ICTA-UAB scientists shows how local and indigenous knowledge can help manage ecosystems and wildlife.

New publication in the MAGIC project takes a critical look at circular economy

With the world’s attention focussed on COVID-19, issues that were in the forefront of public concern just a few months ago seem to have magically disappeared.

Economic Benefits of Protecting 30% of Planet’s Land and Ocean Outweigh the Costs at Least 5-to-1

First-of-its-kind report involving ICTA-UAB researcher shows the global economy is better off with more nature protected.

ICTA-UAB awarded the "María de Maeztu” Unit of Excellence Award for the second consecutive time

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) has been accredited a Maria de Maeztu Unit of Excellence Award for the second consecutive time by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Proyecto experimental de agricultura urbana, local y tradicional en Sabadell

El ICTA-UAB y el Ayuntamiento de Sabadell constituyen la comunidad FoodE, que reúne a todos los actores implicados en el sistema de producción alimentaria de la ciudad y en esta iniciativa.

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.

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.

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.

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.
"Green Friday: Make Black Friday Green again", con Laura Talens

Date: 2019-11-29

Green Friday: Make Black Friday Green again

Con Laura Talens, del ICTA-UAB

Día: Viernes 29 de Noviembre de 2019
Hora: de 12 a 16 horas
Lugar: FABLAB Sant Cugat FABLAB Sant Cugat (Campus ESADE, Rambla de la Innovació Avinguda Torreblanca, 57. St Cugat V.

En FabLab Sant Cugat queremos hacer un evento que coincida con el Black Friday. Creemos que es el momento para pararnos y reflexionar sobre nuestras responsabilidades en los negocios y sobre cómo consumidores y compartir experiencias y soluciones que plantea la economía circular.

En el Green Friday (29 de noviembre de 2019) seremos anfitriones de un evento que incluya un debate sobre la sociedad de consumo, una mesa redonda con empresas que trabajan en la economía circular, y stands con propuestas alternativas.  

Si eres responsable de una empresa y quieres saber cómo interactuar con los nuevos modelos de producción, o si eres un estudiante o profesor de ESADE, ¡estás invitado! Te esperamos el 29 de noviembre para hacer el Black Friday verde de nuevo.  

Programa - 29 de noviembre

11:50h - 12h Recepción de participantes
Recepción de los participantes en el Fusion Point

12h - 12:10h Bienvenida al evento
A cargo de Matthieu Laverne, Director del FabLab

12:10h - 12:50h Responsible consumption: who’s responsibility is it anyway?
Debate between:
Laura Talens: Researcher of SosteniPra of ICTA-UAB & specialist of Circular Economy
Ferrán Macipe: Adjunt Associate Professor of ESADE en el departamento de Sociedad, Política y Sostenibilidad.

12.55h - 13.55h Panel: How to apply the circular economy in companies?
Claudia Carrasco: Business Development of Honext
‍Desirée Marín: Research Area Manager of Cetaqua
Solidança: tbc
Maria Monzó: Innovation Manager de Aigües de Barcelona 

14h - 15h Cóctel en FABLAB
By La Cocina de Annuska, Filgut & Sorbos

12h - 16h Stands organized by Oikos
Clothing Donation by Humana
Filgut: Kombucha manufacturer from Sant Cugat
Aigües de Barcelona: Virtual Reality. How does climate change affect?
Zero Waste Stand: Interactive activities where you can learn about Zero Waste living
Oikos/Black Friday stand

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