The Basque Centre for Climate Change, BC3, is a world class interdisciplinary research centre for the study of the causes and consequences of the climate change. Led by of the most recognized scientist in this field, Prof. María José Sanz, it is consolidating its position as one of the leader institutions in supporting the significant parts of the lifecycle of transdisciplinary climate change research at different scales (from local to global).
BC3’s mission is to strategically foster co-production of knowledge relevant to decision making by integrating environmental, socioeconomic, and ethical dimensions of climate change.
BC3 aims 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, decarbonized, resilient, prosperous and inclusive future.
BC3 will further pursue this vision and mission by the implementation of six strategic objectives (SO): SO1) Understand past and future climate changes; SO2) Support decision making in the transition to a low carbon society; SO3) Understanding and managing terrestrial systems for sustainability; SO4) Support decision making for successful and effective adaptation; SO5) Integrated modelling of coupled human-natural systems, and; SO6) Promoting integrated interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research.