One Hundred ICTA-UAB Researchers to Address the Main Environmental Challenges of Today and Tomorrow

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New cross-boundary approach for addressing wicked weed problems

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ERASMUS+ Edu-BioMed News: ICTA-UAB organizes workshops in Jabal Moussa and Shouf Biosphere Reserves (Lebanon) addressed to university...

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ICTA-UAB researcher Antoni Rosell-Melé receives an ERC Advanced Grant

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Urban Agriculture on Rooftops Provides Healthy, Fresh and Sustainable Food

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Se prevén niveles de polen muy altos para esta primavera

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Indigenous knowledge, key to a successful ecosystem restoration

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Future changes in human well-being more likely to depend on Social Factors than Economic Factors

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ICTA-UAB researcher Gara Villalba receives an ERC Consolidator Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) announced the recipients of its Consolidator Grant competition: 291 top scientists across Europe.

The ICTA-UAB awarded an Erasmus+ for running a project on higher education and research in Biosphere Reserves

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ICTA-UAB contributes to bridging science and society in the 100xCiencia.3

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New ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide'

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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



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.



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).



Submission expression of interest*: 27 March (creating an account is a necessary first step)

* Submissions are managed through EASYCHAIR System.

Participants will be notified by: 29 March



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



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