Carme Font, lecturer at the Department of English, has won one of the Starting Grants awarded this year to young and early-career researchers by the European Research Council (ERC) Read more
Jordi Oliver and Laura Talens, among the 300 Spanish opinion leaders in Circular Economy
ICTA-UAB researchers Laura Talens and Jordi Oliver, who is also CEO of Inèdit, were two of the 300 Spanish opinion leaders elected to take part in the first Summit on Circular Economy and Innovation held in Madrid on July 6, 2018.
Organized by the Advanced Leadership Foundation (ALF) and the INCYDE Foundation, the main objective of the Summit was to increase public awareness of how circular economy and innovation represent competitive advantages for companies, institutions, entrepreneurs and for the country as a whole, thus promoting a faster and more efficient transition towards a sustainable economic model in Spain.
The objective of the Summit was to raise awareness of the benefits for society and the environment of this new economic model, and to create a national network of civil activists formed by 300 leaders selected among the 1957 candidates.
The 44th President of the United States Barack Obama, Sir Christopher A. Pissarides and Finn Kydland, awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2010 and 2004 respectively and Barry Barish, 2017 Nobel Laureate in Physics, headed the experts group who trained the selected leaders.
After the Summit, these leaders will become ambassadors of circular economy and innovation. Each leader commitment will consist in giving at least ten public presentations and participating in media events. A total of at least 3,000 public events are calculated to be held throughout Spain in the next 12 months.
A study conducted by the CEPAP-UAB at Cova de Santa Linya confirms a continuous presence of montane coniferous forests from the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean coast from 50,000 to 15,000 years ago, demonstrating their resilience to the extreme and ever changing climate conditions of the period. Read more