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).

Big data reveals extraordinary unity underlying life’s diversity

Limits to growth lie at the heart of how all living things function, according to a new study carried out by ICTA-UAB researchers  .

Jeroen van den Bergh, awarded an honorary doctorate by the Open University of the Netherlands

The environmental economist at ICTA-UAB Prof. Dr Jeroen van den Bergh was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Open University of the Netherlands.

Paris Agreement hampered by inconsistent pledges, new ICTA-UAB research finds

Some countries' Paris Climate Agreement pledges may not be as ambitious as they appear, according a new study carried out by researchers from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB).

High lead concentrations found in Amazonian wildlife

Researchers from ICTA-UAB and the UVic-UCC detect high levels of lead concentration in wildlife samples from the Peruvian Amazon caused by lead-based ammunition and oil-related pollution in extraction areas.

Study gauges trees’ potential to slow global warming in the future

The Pyrenean forests, the Cantabrian coast and Galicia show an important potential to accumulate even larger amounts of carbon dioxide in the future and thus help to slow down the increase in CO2 concentrations which are warming the planet.

Why do environmentalists eat meat?

A study by researchers at the ICTA-UAB analyses the reasons why environmentally-minded scientists find it difficult to give up meat consumption, one of the world's greatest environmental problems.

La gestión del verde urbano permite incrementar la presencia de pájaros en las ciudades

Incrementar la biodiversidad del verde urbano permitiría aumentar la presencia de aves paseriformes en las ciudades mediterráneas, según un estudio científico realizado por investigadores del Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología Ambientales de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) que analiza qué estrategias hay que implementar sobre la vegetación urbana para conseguir "naturalizar" las ciudades favoreciendo la entrada de flora y fauna.

The Ebro River annually dumps 2.2 billion microplastics into the sea

An ICTA-UAB study analyses the distribution and accumulation of microplastics from one of the main rivers of the western Mediterranean.

European project to support rooftop greenhouses projects

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) is launching an open call to support rooftop greenhouse projects, in the framework of GROOF Project.

El ICTA-UAB participa en el proyecto que habilitará 10 escuelas de Barcelona como refugios climáticos

El Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología Ambientales de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) es una de las instituciones impulsoras de un proyecto que habilitará 10 escuelas de Barcelona como refugios climáticos para disminuir el impacto de las altas temperaturas del verano.

New study dismisses green growth policies as a route out of ecological emergency

Researchers from ICTA-UAB and the Goldsmiths University of London suggest that emissions reduction is only compatible with a lower economical degrowth or a degrowth scenario.

Indigenous knowledge, key to a successful ecosystem restoration

Ecological restoration projects actively involving indigenous peoples and local communities are more successful. This is the result of a study carried out by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB).
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ICTA-UAB to hold the workshop "Climate in Transition: An Interdisciplinary Interrogation of Global Environmental Change"

Date: 2019-04-26

 

Call for expressions of interest

Climate in Transition:  An Interdisciplinary Interrogation of Global Environmental Change
 

Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA-UAB),
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,
29-30 April, 2019

 

About

The aim of this workshop is to encourage interdisciplinary debate about the role of transitions in responding to climate change and to facilitate cross-disciplinary learning. Many conferences focus on the communication of completed research, with few opportunities for critical debate on research directions and objectives. We are seeking to encourage critical debate on transitions thinking from many disciplinary perspectives and to facilitate international dialogue, collaboration and mentoring. At the end of the two days we anticipate that the debate will lead to new research collaborations.

We invite researchers and practitioners from all disciplines interested in transition debates to join us for a two-day workshop (29 - 30 April 2019). Prominent international researchers will introduce participants to transition-related concepts, case studies and debates. Thematic discussions will allow participants to interact with experts from different disciplines, create a network of contacts and contribute insights about the role of transitions in their field.

 

Confirmed keynote speakers: 
Profesor Vanesa Castan Broto (University of Sheffield)
Junior Professor Sina Leipold (University of Freiburg)
Professor Stefan Rahmstorf (University of Potsdam, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)
Professor Éric Pineault (Postwachstumskolleg Jena, L'Université du Québec à Montréal)

 

See the attached Flyer for more information about the workshop.

 

Contributions

You are invited to submit an expression of interest of a maximum of 200 words outlining: why you are interested in attending; what you believe the key questions are for transitions research; and why you would benefit from participating. We welcome people from all disciplines (from social to natural sciences and engineering).

 

Deadlines

Submission expression of interest*: 27 March

https://easychair.org/cfp/cit2019 (creating an account is a necessary first step)

* Submissions are managed through EASYCHAIR System.

Participants will be notified by: 29 March

 

Venue

Room Z022/023
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)
Barcelona, Spain.

Contact

cit2019@easychair.org

 

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