BC3. Basque centre for climate change – Klima aldaketa ikergai

Basque Centre for Climate Change

We integrate the environmental, socioeconomic and ethical dimensions of climate change.

We provide knowledge, tools, new methodologies that we lead towards action in a collaborative framework.

We produce multi and trans-disciplinary knowledge relevant to decision making towards sustainable development at international level.   

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To steer climate change science towards the co-production of new knowledge and the co-design of policy solutions together with other stakeholders through a solid and transdisciplinary approach, with the ultimate goal to achieve sustainable development.


BC3 mission is to strategically foster co-production of knowledge relevant to decision making by integrating environmental, socioeconomic, and ethical dimensions of climate change.

Overall Objectives

Researchers and Technical Staff

BC3-Basque Centre for Climate Change seeks to address a highly-qualified team of researchers, launching calls for senior and junior positions in our Job Offers and offering research opportunities for young students through Internships.

Journal Articles

Abadie L.M., Polanco-Martínez J.M. 2022. Sensitivities of heat-wave mortality projections: Moving towards stochastic model assumptions. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH. 204. DOI (10.1016/j.envres.2021.111895).

Cazcarro I., García-Gusano D., Iribarren D., Linares P., Romero J.C., Arocena P., Arto I., Banacloche S., Lechón Y., Miguel L.J., Zafrilla J., López L.A., Langarita R., Cadarso M.Á. 2022. Energy-socio-economic-environmental modelling for the EU energy and post-COVID-19 transitions. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. 805. DOI (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150329).

González-García A., Palomo I., González J.A., García-Díez V., García-Llorente M., Montes C. 2022. Biodiversity and ecosystem services mapping: Can it reconcile urban and protected area planning?. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. 803. DOI (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150048).

López L.A., Tobarra M.A., Cadarso M.Á., Gómez N., Cazcarro I. 2022. Eating local and in-season fruits and vegetables: Carbon-water-employment trade-offs and synergies. ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS. 192. DOI (10.1016/j.ecolecon.2021.107270).

Pacheco J.P., Calvo C., Aznarez C., Barrios M., Meerhoff M., Jeppesen E., Baattrup-Pedersen A. 2022. Periphyton biomass and life-form responses to a gradient of discharge in contrasting light and nutrients scenarios in experimental lowland streams. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. 806. DOI (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150505).

Van Cauwenbergh N., Dourojeanni P.A., van der Zaag P., Brugnach M., Dartee K., Giordano R., Lopez-Gunn E. 2022. Beyond TRL – Understanding institutional readiness for implementation of nature-based solutions. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY. 127. 293-302. DOI (10.1016/j.envsci.2021.09.021).

Abadie L.M. 2021. Energy market prices in times of covid-19: The case of electricity and natural gas in Spain. Energies. 14. (6) DOI (10.3390/en14061632).

Abadie L.M. 2021. Current expectations and actual values for the clean spark spread: The case of Spain in the Covid-19 crisis. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION. 285. DOI (10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.124842).

Abadie L.M., Chamorro J.M. 2021. Evaluation of a cross-border electricity interconnection: The case of Spain-France. ENERGY. 233. DOI (10.1016/j.energy.2021.121177).

Abadie L.M., Goicoechea N. 2021. Old wind farm life extension vs. Full repowering: A review of economic issues and a stochastic application for spain. Energies. 14. (12) DOI (10.3390/en14123678).


Atmadja, S., Martius, C., Leonard, S. and Sanz Sanchez, M.J. 2021 In: FAO. In: Transformational change to reduce deforestation and climate change impacts A review of definitions, concepts and drivers in scientific and grey literature. ISBN 978-92-5-135167-3.

Arto, I., Rueda Cantuche, J.M., Román, M.V., Cazcarro, I., Amores, A.F., Dietzenbacher, E. 2020 EU Trade in CO2 Emissions. Publications Office of the European Union. ISBN 978-92-76-18825-4.

Arto, I., Rueda Cantuche, J.M., Román, M.V., Cazcarro, I., Amores, A.F., Dietzenbacher, E. 2020 EU Trade in Value Added. Publications Office of the European Union. ISBN 978-92-76-18829-2.

Arto, I., Rueda Cantuche, J.M., Román, M.V., Cazcarro, I., Amores, A.F., Dietzenbacher, E. 2020 EU Trade in Employment. Luxembourg. Publications Office of the European Union. ISBN 978-92-76-18826-1.

González-Eguino, M.,Sanz Sanchez, M.J. 2020 In: Papeles de Economía Española. In: Transición hacia una economía baja en carbono en España. 163. Madrid. FUNCAS.

Arto, Iñaki., Dietzenbacher, Erik., Rueda Cantuche, Jose. 2019 Measuring bilateral trade in terms of value added. Luxembourg. Publications Office of the European Union. ISBN 978-92-76-03846-7.

Buchholz. W., , Markandya,A., Rübbelke,D., Vögele, S. 2019 In: Dodson, J. In: Ancillary Benefits of Climate Policy. 1 Charn, Switzerland. Springer. 345. ISBN 978-3-030-30977-0.

Eduardo Calvo Buendia (Peru), Sabin Guendehou (Benin), Bundit Limmeechokchai (Thailand), Riitta Pipatti (Finland), Yasna Rojas (Chile), Rob Sturgiss (Australia), Kiyoto Tanabe (Japan), Tom Wirth (USA) Daniela Romano (Italy), Jongikhaya Witi (South Africa). 2019 In: Calvo Buendia, E., Tanabe, K., Kranjc, A., Baasansuren, J., Fukuda, M., Ngarize S., Osako, A., Pyrozhenko, Y., Shermanau, P. and Federici, S. In: IPCC (2019) Special Report: "2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories".Overview Chapter. IPCC.

Hongmin Dong (China), James Douglas MacDonald (Canada),Stephen Michael Ogle (USA), Maria José Sanz Sanchez (Spain), Marcelo Theoto Rocha (Brazil). 2019 In: Calvo Buendia, E., Tanabe, K., Kranjc, A., Baasansuren, J., Fukuda, M., Ngarize S., Osako, A., Pyrozhenko, Y., Shermanau, P. and Federici, S. In: IPCC (2019) Special Report: "2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories".Agriculture, Forestry and other land use, Volume 4. IPCC.

Pascual, U. (Lead author) and Palomo, I. (Author Fellow). 2019 In: S. Díaz, J. Settele, E. S. Brondizio E.S., H. T. Ngo, M. Guèze, J. Agard, A. Arneth, P. Balvanera, K. A. Brauman, S. H. M. Butchart, K. M. A. Chan, L. A. Garibaldi, K. Ichii, J. Liu, S. M. Subramanian, G. F. Midgley, P. Miloslavich, Z. Molnár, D. Obura, A. In: IPBES (2019) Special Report:"Summary for policymakers of the global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services". IPBES.

Books chapters

Gonzalo Delacámara, Timothy G. O’Higgins, Manuel Lago, Simone D. Langhans. 2020 Ecosystem-Based Management: Moving from Concept to Practice . In: Timothy G. O'Higgins, Manuel Lago, Theodore H. DeWitt. In: Ecosystem-Based Management, Ecosystem Services and Aquatic Biodiversity. 1st. Cham, Switzerland. Springer. 580. ISBN 978-3-030-45843-0.

Marta Olazabal. 2020 El Reto Climático en las Ciudades. In: Ministerio de Defensa. In: Las ciudades: agentes críticos para una transformación sostenible del mundo. Ministerio de Defensa. ISBN 978-84-9091-505-9 .

Olazabal, M. 2020 An adaptation agenda for the new climate urbanism: global insights. In: Castán Broto, V., Robin, E., While, A. In: Climate Urbanism: towards a critical research agenda. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-030-53385-4.

Sainz de Murieta, E. 2020 La contribución de las regiones a la política climática. In: EuroBasque - Consejo Vasco del Movimiento Europeo. In: Sostenibilidad en la Europa del S. XXI: económica, ambiental y social. Madrid. Dykinson. 299. ISBN 9788413246680.

Sainz de Murieta, E. 2020 Ancillary Benefits of Adaptation: An Overview. In: Buchholz, W.,Markandya, A., Rübbelke, D.,Vögele, S. In: Ancillary benefits of climate policy. Springer Climate. 181-196. ISBN 978-3-030-30977-0.

A. Markandya and D. Pearce. 2019 Development, the Environment and the Social Rate of Discount. In: G. Atkinson and S. Fankhauser . In: Sustainability Economics: The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics. UK. Edward Elgar: UK. 896. ISBN 978-1-786439109.

Alevgul H. Sorman, Cristina Pizarro-Irizar, Xaquín García-Muros, Mikel González-Eguino, Iñaki Arto. 2019 Spain: On a rollercoaster of regulatory change: risks and uncertainties of renewable energy transitions . In: Alexandros Nikas, Susanne Hanger, Jenny Lieu. In: Case study narratives on risks and uncertainties associated with climate mitigation pathways. London. Routledge. 296. ISBN 9780429458781.

Almut Arneeth et al 2019 (M.J. Sanz, review Editor). 2019 Chapter 1: Framing and context. In: Arneth et al. In: IPCC Special Report on Climate Change, Desertification, Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management, Food Security, and Greenhouse gas fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystems. IPCC, Switzerland.

Arto, I., Cazcarro, I., Markandya, A., Hazra, S., Bhattacharya, R.N., Osei-Wusu Adjei, P. 2019 Delta Economics and Sustainability. In: Nicholls, R.N., Adger, W.N., Hutton, CW., Hanson, S.E. In: Deltas in the Anthropocene. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-030-23516-1.

Burgess P, Graves A, García de Jalón S, Palma J, Dupraz C, van Noordwijk M. 2019 Modelling agroforestry systems. In: Mosquera-Losada MR, Prabhu R . In: Agroforestry for Sustainable Agriculture. Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science (Book 55). 542. ISBN 978-1786762207.

Others publications

GGKP (2021). Markandya, A. & S. Galinato. A methodology for assessing countries’ financial needs to meet the Sustainable Development Goals through natural capital investment. Geneva: Green Growth Knowledge Partnership.

Marquez,A., Balbi,S. and Villa, F. 2021. Scientific modelling can be accessible, interoperable and user friendly: An example for pasture and livestock modelling. BioRxiv. DOI (10.1101/2021.02.23.432363 ).

Pörtner, H.O., Scholes, R.J., Agard, J., Archer, E., Arneth, A., Bai, X., Barnes, D., Burrows, M., Chan, L., Cheung, W.L., Diamond, S., Donatti, C., Duarte, C., Eisenhauer, N., Foden, W., Gasalla, M. A., Handa, C., Hickler, T., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Ichii, K., Jacob, U., Insarov, G., Kiessling, W., Leadley, P., Leemans, R., Levin, L., Lim, M., Maharaj, S., Managi, S., Marquet, P. A., McElwee, P., Midgley, G., Oberdorff, T., Obura, D., Osman, E., Pandit, R., Pascual, U., Pires, A. P. F., Popp, A., Reyes-García, V., Sankaran, M., Settele, J., Shin, Y. J., Sintayehu, D. W., Smith, P., Steiner, N., Strassburg, B., Sukumar, R., Trisos, C., Val, A.L., Wu, J., Aldrian, E., Parmesan, C., Pichs-Madruga, R., Roberts, D.C., Rogers, A.D., Díaz, S., Fischer, M., Hashimoto, S., Lavorel, S., Wu, N., Ngo, H.T. 2021. Scientific outcome of the IPBES-IPCC co-sponsored workshop on biodiversity and climate change; IPBES secretariat, Bonn, Germany, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.4659158.

Batalla, I., Pardo, G., delPrado, A. 2020. Gases de efecto invernadero y producción caprina: ¿qué debemos tener en cuenta? . Tierras caprino, 30, pp 10-17. 10-17.

IPBES (2020) Workshop Report on Biodiversity and Pandemics of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Daszak, P., das Neves, C., Amuasi, J., Hayman, D., Kuiken, T., Roche, B., Zambrana-Torrelio, C., Buss, P., Dundarova, H., Feferholtz, Y., Foldvari, G., Igbinosa, E., Junglen, S., Liu, Q., Suzan, G., Uhart, M., Wannous, C., Woolaston, K., Mosig Reidl, P., O'Brien, K., Pascual, U., Stoett, P., Li, H., Ngo, H. T., IPBES secretariat, Bonn, Germany, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.4147317

Espejo, Andres; Federici, Sandro; Green, Carly; Amuchastegui, Naikoa; d'Annunzio, Remi; Balzter, Heiko; Bholanath, Pradeepa; Brack, Cris; Brewer, Charles; Birigazzi, Luca; Cabrera, Edersson; Carter, Sarah; Chand, Narendra; Donoghue, Danny; Eggleston, Simon; Fitzgerald, Nikki; Foody, Giles; Galindo, Gustavo; Goeking, Sara; Grassi, Giacomo; Held, Alex; Herold, Martin; Kleinn, Christoph; Kurz, Werner; Lindquist, Erik; McRoberts, Ronald; Mitchell, Anthea; Næsset, Erik; Notman, Evan; Quegan, Shaun; Rosenqvist, Ake; Roxburgh, Stephen; Sannier, Christophe; Scott, Charles; Stahl, Goran; Stehman, Stephen; Tupua, Viliame; Watt, Pete; Wilson, Sylvia; Woodcock, Curtis; Wulder, Mike. 2020. Integration of remote-sensing and ground-based observations for estimation of emissions and removals of greenhouse gases in forests: Methods and guidance from the Global Forest Observations Initiative, Edition 3.0. Rome, Italy: U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. 300 p. (M.J. Sanz Coordinating Leading Author)

González-Eguino, M., Arto, I., Rodriguez-Zuñiga,A.,X García-Muros, X. Sampedro,J., Kratena,K., Cazcarro, I., Sorman, A.H.,Pizarro-Irizar,C., Sanz-Sanchez, M.J. 2020. Impacto Económico, de Empleo, Social y sobre la Salud Pública del Borrador Actualizado del Plan Nacional Integrado De Energía y Clima 2021-2030. Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica.

González-Eguino,M.,Arto,I., Rodríguez-Zúñiga,A.,García-Muros, X.,Sampedro, J. 2020. Impacto económico y sobre la salud de la Estrategia de Descarbonización a Largo Plazo 2050 (ELP2050). Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica y el Reto Demográfico.

González-Eguino,M.,Arto,I., Rodríguez-Zúñiga,A.,García-Muros, X.,Tomas,M. 2020. Impacto económico de la rehabilitación energética de viviendas en España en el periodo 2021-2030. Ministerio de Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana.

United National Environment Programme (2020). Covid-19, the Environment, and Food Systems: Contain, Cope,and Rebuild Better. Geneva. (https://www.unep.org/resources/report/covid19-environment-and-food-systems-contain-cope-and-rebuild-better)

Working Papers

[2021-01] Land use and land cover databases for Mediterranean landscape analysis at the watershed scale João Pompeu, Itxaso Ruiz, Antonio Ruano, Hugo Bendini and María José Sanz

[2020-02] Impact framing and experience for determining acceptable levels of climate change risk: A lab experiment Ambika Markanday, Steffen Kallbekken and Ibon Galarraga

[2020-01] The effect of providing monetary information on energy savings for household appliances: a field trial in Spain María del Mar Solà, Amaia de Ayala, Ibon Galarraga

[2019-01] Revisión sistemática de los efectos del paso a un ordeño al día en pequeños rumiantes Elena Galán del Castillo

[2018-02] Climate Change and Armed Conflicts African Observatory (CACAO): a georeferenced map of Africa Federica Cappelli, Caterina Conigliani, Valeria Costantini, Keti Lelo, Anil Markandya, Elena Paglialunga and Giorgia Sforna

[2018-01] Consumer purchases of energy-efficient cars: behavioural implications for policy Ibon Galarraga, Josu Lucas and Steffen Kallbekken

[2017-04] Cost-effectiveness and incidence of alternative mechanisms for financing renewables Xaquin Garcia-Muros, Christoph Böhringer and Mikel Gonzalez-Eguino

[2017-03] Traveling for happiness, moving to adapt: An agent-based perspective on population mobility Stefano Balbi

[2017-02] Drivers of climate change opinion Itxaso Ruiz, Sérgio Henrique Faria and Marc B. Neumann

[2017-01] Towards successful adaptation: a checklist for the development of climate change adaptation plans Marta Olazabal, Ibon Galarraga, James Ford, Alexandra Lesnikowski and Elisa Sainz de Murieta

Policy Briefings

[PB2014/Special Issue-02] Warning to navigators: IPCC report on climate change mitigation Mikel González-Eguino and Iñaki Arto

[PB 2022-01] El impulso y desarrollo de la ganadería regenerativa como herramienta para la sostenibilidad agroalimentaria Rubén Zulueta, Pablo Manzano y Agustín del Prado

[PB 2021-06] An interoperability strategy for the next generation of SEEA accounting Ferdinando Villa, Stefano Balbi, Alessio Bulckaen

[PB 2021-05] Learning how to learn: The experiences of 6 global cities in tracking urban adaptation William Lewis, Marta Olazabal

[PB 2021-04] Artificial Intelligence technology for rapid natural capital accounting: The ARIES for SEEA explorer Ferdinando Villa, Stefano Balbi, Alessio Bulckaen, Amelia Ochoa

[PB 2021-03] Coastal climate change adaptation in Dakar: participatory approaches for determining decision-making behaviour, risk and adaptation preferences Ambika Markanday, Elisa Sainz de Murieta, Íñigo Aniel-Quiroga and Andrea Briones

[PB 2021-02] Coastal flooding and erosion under climate change: a risk assessment for Dakar Íñigo Aniel-Quiroga, Elisa Sainz de Murieta, Ambika Markanday and Andrea Briones

[PB 2021-01] Economic estimates of the climate costs of the aviation sector due to air management: insights for 2018 and 2019 Ibon Galarraga, Herbert Pümpel, Luis María Abadie, Itziar Ruiz de Gauna and Nestor Goicoechea

[PB 2019 – 02] Why sustainable land management? the case of the Mediterranean basin Ruiz,I., Sanz, M.J.

[PB 2019 – 01] Planificación de la adaptación al cambio climático en las ciudades españolas: evaluando su sostenibilidad y efectividad a largo plazo Sanz, E., Olazabal,M. y Sainz de Murieta, E.

Our Initiatives


Designed to disseminate and disclose rigorous information on climate change.

Science Education and Public Awareness

Raising awareness of Climate Change at Basque Country Scale

BC3 Initiatives in collaboration with external organizations

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