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).

ICTAS2020 Conference: Important Update regarding the Coronavirus Outbreak

ICTAS2020 Conference: Important Update regarding the Coronavirus Outbreak .

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).

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  .
L’impacte econòmic de la pèrdua de la biodiversitat, a debat al Col·legi d’Economistes de Catalunya

Date: 2020-01-10

El dimecres 15 de gener de 09:00h a 14:00h la Comissió d’Economia i Sostenibilitat del Col·legi d’Economistes de Catalunya, el Departament de Territori i Sostenibilitat,  el Consell Assessor per al Desenvolupament Sostenible (CADS), el Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals (CREAF) i el Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC) organitzen a la seu del Col·legi d’Economistes de Catalunya a Barcelona la jornada “Prosperitat sense natura?'' amb l’objectiu d’analitzar l'impacte de la pèrdua de biodiversitat en l'economia.

A les 09:00h el vicedegà del Col·legi d'Economistes de Catalunya, Oriol Amat, el president del Consell Assessor per al Desenvolupament Sostenible de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Ramon Roca, i el director general de Polítiques Ambientals i Medi Natural del Departament de Territori i Sostenibilitat de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Ferran Miralles, inauguraran la jornada. 

A les 09:15h, la professora d'Investigació ICREA a l'Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) Victoria Reyes-García presentarà les grans conclusions de l’informe sobre l'estat de conservació global de la biodiversitat de la Plataforma Intergovernamental Científico-Política en Biodiversitat i Serveis Ecosistèmics (IPBES), un organisme independent impulsat per diverses agències de l'ONU i integrat per més de 130 governs. A les 09:45H, el consultor en biodiversitat i desenvolupament (Bi+De) Santiago Fernández García-Velilla comentarà l’impacte econòmic de la biodiversitat.

A partir de les 11:00h, el professor Ikerbasque al Basque Centre for Climate Change BC3 Unai Pascual abordarà els aspectes clau per fomentar el debat de la qüestió a Catalunya. A continuació, tindrà lloc una taula rodona per comentar possibles solucions a la pèrdua de biodiversitat i els espais d’oportunitat que es generen segons el sector d’activitat. Des del sector de la recerca intervindrà el director de l'Institut de Recerca de la Biodiversitat de la Universitat de Barcelona (IRBIO) Francesc Xavier Sans, del sector primari el responsable de medi ambient de la Federació de Cooperatives Agràries de Catalunya i president de la D.O. Siurana Antoni Galceran, del sector secundari el director de QHSE Provital Group David de los Santos i del sector terciari la responsable de RRHH i RSE de l’agència de viatges Tarannà Felisa Palacio. Finalment tindrà lloc un debat moderat per la periodista ambiental, escriptora i divulgadora científica Maria Josep Picó.

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