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Transparency and Sustainability

The “BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change – Klima Aldaketa Ikergai” is responsible for building and sustaining the public trust through the transparency of our processes and the accountability of our organization.  BC3, as non profit association, wants to provide open and accessible information and data on our activities and operations.

We are committed to being sound stewards of public investments while responding to rapid changes in science and society. BC3 regularly examines its processes and procedures, reaffirming a core principle of continuous improvement. This website shows the main information concerning our strategy, finances, corporate governance and procurement.



The “BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change – Klima Aldaketa Ikergai” is a non profit association created in 2008 and registered at the Basque Government's Association Registry under id AS/B/14076/2008.

Download our pdf with our BC3 statutes.

Strategic objectives and functions:

BC3 is the research organisation promoted by the Basque Government and the University of the Basque Country to conduct research on climate change. BC3's main goal is to foster the creation of knowledge in this multidisciplinary science, as well as to engage a highly-qualified team of researchers with the primary objective of achieving excellence in research, training and dissemination. Our activities are guided by four or five-year Strategic Plans.

BC3 (2018-2021) Strategic Plan´s main research objectives can be found here .

BC3 main research programmes can be found here.


Annual Reports

BC3's annual reports with information about the centre and its team, activities, funding sources and annual indicator can be found here.



BC3's General Assembly is the top managing committee of the Research Centre as established by its statutes and it is formed by its associate members (described below). The second managing committee responsible for its administration is the Steering Committee whose current members are:


   Represented by, Mr. Adolfo Morais as President of the Association and Mr. Fernando Cossio as member of the Steering Committee.


   Represented by: Mr. Arturo Muga as Secretary and Treasurer and Mr. Jose Luis Martín as member of the Steering Committee.


  Represented by Mr. Jesús Losada as Deputy President of the Association.

Information on Governance  and its organization chart is also given here.

Remuneration, compensation for withdrawal, compatibility resolutions and assets&activities declaration:

BC3 doesn't remunerate its associate members as indicated in the article 18 of its Statutes.

The Associate members are represented by persons with public service positions and the regulation associated to their responsibilities, remuneration and other obligations within the public institution can be found in the following links: Remuneration, Compensation for withdrawal, compatibility resolutions and assets&activities declaration.



Download our 2018 Financial Statements and Auditor's Report: 2018

You can also check our previous Financial Statements and Auditor Reports: 2017| 2016| 2015| 2014| 2013| 2012|

Budget: 2019. Previous years' budget can be found at the financial statements.

Real state assets: not applicable

Agreements: 2018| 2017| 2016| 2015 

Grants, Subsidies and other income per year: 2018|2017| 2016| 2015



BC3 follows the national and regional laws concerning public procurement and has complementarily set a public Procurement Policy to ensure accountable procurement processes. You can also visit our Contractor Profile in you wish further information about present and past contracts.



Service quality information: not applicable.



BC3 is strongly committed with gender equality and it is currently working on an new and more effective Gender Action Plan that will be published very soon.

Active Gender Action Plan available here



BC3 as non profit foundation, wants to provide open and accessible information and data on our activities and operations. If you need any additional information, please contact us at administration@bc3research.org.



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