BC3. Basque centre for climate change – Klima aldaketa ikergai

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The BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change – Klima Aldaketa Ikergai was established as a non-profit association, on the 17th of April 2008.  The associate members are:


Ihobe: the public agency of environment, belonging to the Department of the Environment, Territorial Planning and Housing of the Basque Government. Its mission is to support the Basque Government in developing environmental policy and spreading the culture of environmental sustainability in the Basque Country. In addition, its activities are specifically designed in the fields of air quality, soils, waste, the natural environment and public-private partnerships.

University of the Basque country (EHU/UPV)

The University of the Basque country (EHU/UPV): represents the biggest public university in the Basque Country, offering 67 Bachelor´s Degrees in all fields of knowledge, 103 official master’s programs, 44 professional & expert diplomas and 71 PhD programmes.


Ikerbasque: the Basque Foundation for Science was created in 2007 by the Basque Government to strengthen the Basque Science System through programmers to attract and consolidate researchers as well as the dynamisation of research.

The Governance Model of BC3, that responds to the legal character of the entity and its foundational rules consists of the following bodies

General Assembly: : composed of the BC3 associate members is the main government body.
Board of Directors: attended by BC3 partner’s, and invited people by the Scientific Director and the Operations Manager, it is the legal representation body which manages and represents BC3 interests.
International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC): Apart from the governance bodies described above, BC3 relies on another advisory committee composed of Internationally recognized scientists called International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC), created to give advice on the general scientific strategy of the centre

BC3 Management Model – Governance & Operations

General structure governanceoperations

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