News

The Chair lends support to the global research agenda on cities and climate change

The UNESCO Chair ESCI-UPF endorses the CitiesIPCC Joint Statement “The science we need for the cities we want: working together to implement the global research agenda on cities and climate change.”

From March 5-7, 2018, several leading urban and scientific global organisations presented this statement at the CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, gathered in Edmonton, Canada.

citiesipcc

Jakarta, Indonesia, featured image of the conference promotion campaign. Source: CitiesIPCC.

In order to pursue a significant improvement in methodologies supporting life cycle applications to climate change mitigation in cities, the UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change ESCI-UPF has endorsed the CitiesIPCC Joint Statement aimed at stimulating research on cities and climate change, and encouraging science-based action. “The science we need for the cities we want: working together to implement the global research agenda on cities and climate change,” is the claim of this statement on the occasion of the 2018 CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, held in Edmonton, Canada, March 5-7. As highlighted by the science, policy and practitioner participants at the event, “the need for structured engagement between city stakeholders and the scientific community is long overdue, and urban climate science is needed to provide the rigorous evidence-base for urban policy-making.”

Read more...

 

Leading a change towards a sustainable economic and energy model at ESCI-UPF

ESCI-UPF strengthens its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions beyond required by legislation through the Catalan Government’s Voluntary Agreement Programme.

The school and its UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change are one of the 154 institutions recognised as an adhered organisation for leadership on climate change action.

Voluntary Agreement Programme

Voluntary Agreement Programme for the reduction of GHG emissions.

The Catalan Office for Climate Change has published the 2017 annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory of ESCI-UPF and the measures proposed and implemented in 2018 to reduce its emissions beyond required by legislation, within the framework of the Voluntary Agreement Programme for the reduction of GHG emissions signed by the institution in 2012. The signing of this agreement was done in the Catalan Government facilities and involved Nacho Dualde, managing director at ESCI-UPF, and Pere Fullana i Palmer, director at the UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change. This tool creates the technical and institutional framework to assist the 154 organisations, groups and entities recognised for leadership on climate change action, including ESCI-UPF. By the agreement, “we commit to monitor our GHG emissions annually and establish measures to reduce them,” stresses Fullana i Palmer.

Read more...

 

The Chair participates in the presentation of the study "Citizens and the circular economy"

The director of the UNESCO Chair ESCI-UPF participates in the debate about the role of citizens in the challenges of the circular economy held during the presentation.

The study carried out by the Creafutur Foundation involves the participation of ESCI-UPF, among the 14 public and private entities responsible for the work.

Citizens and the circular economy

Panel discussion “How to involve citizens in the challenges posed by the circular economy?”.

The director of the UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change ESCI-UPF, Pere Fullana i Palmer, has participated in the panel discussion “How to involve citizens in the challenges posed by the circular economy?”, during the presentation of the study “Citizens and the circular economy”. This study, carried out by theCreafutur Foundation,, promoted by the Generalitat de Catalunya and ESADE, involves 14 public and private entities, including the Mango Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ESCI-UPF. The work analyses the behaviours, attitudes and perceptions of citizens regarding sustainability and the adoption of circular economy practices such as reuse or recycling. In addition, it identifies good practices at local and international level to accelerate the transition to the circular economy.

Read more...

 

Cooperation between UNESCO Chairs towards sustainability

The UNESCO Chair ESCI-UPF and the UNESCO Chair from the Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional start a collaboration aimed at promoting the sustainable development of products and services.

The director of the UNESCO Chair ESCI-UPF, Pere Fullana i Palmer, led various meetings to disseminate life cycle assessment, ecodesign and eco-labelling methodologies at the Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional.

Tania Moreno, Pere Fullana i Palmer and Rita Puig, during the visit of the UNESCO Chair ESCI-UPF at Costa Rica.

Tania Moreno, Pere Fullana i Palmer and Rita Puig, during the visit of the UNESCO Chair ESCI-UPF at Costa Rica.

With the aim of disseminating  sustainability research and establishing links with centres around the world, the UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change ESCI-UPF has initiated a collaboration with the Cátedra UNESCO de Reservas de Biosfera y Sitios del Patrimonio Mundial Naturales y Mixtos (UNESCO Chair in Biosphere Reserves and Natural and Mixed World Heritage Sites) at the Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional —UCI, in its Spanish acronym— (University for International Cooperation) in Costa Rica. The director of the UNESCO Chair ESCI-UPF, Pere Fullana i Palmer, and the Chair’s external collaborator and Professor at the Universitat de  Lleida (UdL) expert in ecodesign, Rita Puig, have visited Costa Rica to carry out a seminar about life cycle assessment, ecodesign, and eco-labelling, as well as series of meetings with the rector and the heads of international relations of the UCI, aimed at strengthening the relationship between both institutions under the umbrella of the UNESCO.

Read more...

 

The Chair presents its research at the 9th International Chemistry Congress of ANQUE

The UNESCO Chair ESCI-UPF, along with more than 40 companies, public bodies, research centres and universities, is participating in this four-day congress in Murcia.

Organised by ANQUE, the event serves as a meeting point for researchers and entrepreneurs facing new challenges in the field of “Foods and Beverages.”

The Chair’s Research Lines in Agrifood and Waste Management are joining the event to present their work.

Official poster of the 9th International Chemistry Congress of ANQUE.

Official poster of the 9th International Chemistry Congress of ANQUE.

The UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change ESCI-UPF participates in the 9th International Chemistry Congress of ANQUE “Foods and Beverages” through its Research Lines in Agrifood and Waste Management, in Murcia (Spain). Held from 17 to 20 June, this international congress offers researchers and entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to debate and exchange information on the latest scientific and technological advances in the field of Food and Beverages. Organised by the Spanish National Association of Chemists and Chemical Engineers (ANQUE, in its Spanish acronym), this event brings together around 40 international companies, public bodies, research centers, and universities involved in cutting-edge research, including the Chair.

Read more...

 
More Articles...
Follow us on Social Media!

tw logo        linkedin logo_initials 

www.eebguide.eu
Featured projects

Análisis de Ciclo de Vida de la producción de vino de La Rioja.

Cálculo de Huella de Carbono de la cadena de producción textil de la marca MANGO.

Diseño de un software integrado para una Arquitectura Sostenible.

Cálculo de ahorro de emisiones de CO2 en los productos de la Red Compra Reciclado.

Desarrollo de criterios de una Ecoetiqueta Europea para edificios de oficinas y para la compra y contratación pública verde.

Creación de una plataforma on line para difundir casos de estudio de edificación sostenible.

Análisis del Ciclo de Vida de un Turista que viaja a las Islas Baleares.

Sensibilización y recogida selectiva de juguetes con componentes eléctricos y electrónicos en als escuelas.

Diseño de un software de gestión de envases.