ICTA - Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals

L’Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) és un centre multidisciplinar que promou la recerca acadèmica i els estudis de postgrau en ciències ambientals. El seu objectiu és millorar la comprensió del canvi ambiental global i la naturalesa i les causes dels problemes ambientals. Estudia les polítiques, estratègies i tecnologies per afavorir la transició a un model social i econòmic sostenible.

L’ICTA-UAB aborda els principals reptes ambientals i de sostenibilitat relacionats amb el canvi global i climàtic antropogènic. Els investigadors de l’ICTA-UAB desenvolupen recerca avançada en àrees especifiques de la ciència ambiental a partir de tres àrees generals: “Ciències de la Terra i la Vida”, “Ciències Socials i Ambientals” i “Tecnologia, medi ambient i societat”.

Unitat d’Excel.lència María de Maeztu L’ICTA-UAB és l’únic centre de recerca en ciències ambientals distingit com a Unitat d’Excel.lència pel Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO) del Gobierno de España, el més destacat reconeixement en recerca científica a España.

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2018-12-21
11:22
8 p, 298.9 KB Naturalizing pollution: a critical social science view on the link between potash mining and salinization in the Llobregat river basin, northeast Spain / Gorostiza, Santiago (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Saurí i Pujol, David (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Geografia)
The scientific literature distinguishes between primary or natural and secondary or human-induced salinization. Assessing this distinction is of vital importance to assign liabilities and responsibilities in pollution cases and for designing the best policy and management actions. [...]
This article is part of the theme issue ‘Salt in freshwaters: causes, ecological consequences and future prospects’.

2018 - 10.1098/rstb.2018.0006
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Vol. 374, Issue 1764 (December 2018) , art. 20180006  
2018-12-21
11:01
Grabbed urban landscapes : socio‐spatial tensions in green infrastructure planning in Medellín / Anguelovski, Isabelle Michele Sophie (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Irazábal‐Zurita, Clara (University of Missouri-Kansas City. Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design) ; Connolly, James J. T. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Cities confronted with unsustainable development and climatic changes are increasingly turning to green infrastructure as an approach for growth and climate risk management. In this context, recent scholarly attention has been paid to gentrification, real‐estate speculation and resident displacement in the context of sustainability and green planning in the global North. [...]
2018 - 10.1111/1468-2427.12725
International journal of urban and regional research, (18 December 2018)  
2018-12-21
10:16
Payments for ecosystem services and motivational crowding in Colombia's Amazon Piedmont / Moros, Lina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Vélez, María Alejandra (Universidad de los Andes (Bogotà, Colòmbia). Facultad de Administración) ; Corbera, Esteve (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Globally, there is an increasing level of funding targeted to pay farmers and rural communities for the provision of ecosystem services, for example through Payments for Ecosystem or Environmental Services (PES) schemes and pilots for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, and maintaining or enhancing forest carbon stocks (REDD +). [...]
2019 - 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.11.032
Ecological economics, Vol. 156 (Feb. 2019) , p. 468-488  
2018-12-21
09:46
Socio-ecological distribution conflicts in the mining sector in Guatemala (2005–2013) : deep rooted injustice and weak environmental governance / Aguilar-González,Bernardo (Fundación Neotrópica (San José, Costa Rica)) ; Navas, Grettel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Brun, Carole (Fundación Neotrópica (San José, Costa Rica)) ; Aguilar-Umaña, Andrea (Fundación Neotrópica (San José, Costa Rica)) ; Cerdán, Paloma (Fundación Neotrópica (San José, Costa Rica))
This study characterizes ecological distribution conflicts (EDC) related to the mining industry and derives a series of political implications for Guatemala. The characterization includes a placement in the context of Central America, regional location, intensity of the EDC and the trends in social and environmental consequences, with special emphasis on the groups of social actors affected and the degree to which the institutional framework does not provide effective means of participatory environmental governance. [...]
2018 - 10.1016/j.exis.2018.02.002
The extractive industries and society, Vol. 5, issue 3 (July 2018) , p. 240-254  
2018-12-19
16:02
Opinion clusters in academic and public debates on growth-vs-environment / Drews, Stefan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Savin, Ivan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Bergh, Jeroen C. J. M. van den (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
The debate about the relationship between economic growth and environmental sustainability involves many dimensions as well as much diversity in terminology. While it is often summarized in terms of dichotomous pro- and anti-growth positions, several studies indicate that additional views exist, and that these may differ between experts and the general public. [...]
2019 - 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.11.012
Ecological Economics, Vol. 157 (March 2019) , p. 141-155  
2018-12-19
15:55
25 p, 1.4 MB The energy metabolism of China and India between 1971 and 2010 : studying the bifurcation / Velasco Fernández, Raúl (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Ramos Martín, Jesús (Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales (Quito, Equador)) ; Giampietro, Mario (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
This paper presents a comparison of the changes in the energetic metabolic pattern of China and India, the two most populated countries in the world, with two economies undergoing an important economic transition. [...]
2015 - 10.1016/j.rser.2014.08.065
Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, Vol. 41 (Jan. 2015) , p. 1052-1066  
2018-12-19
14:40
Socio-spatial legibility, discipline, and gentrification through favela upgrading in Rio de Janeiro / Comelli, Thaisa (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism) ; Anguelovski, Isabelle Michele Sophie (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Chu, Eric (University of Birmingham. School of Geography, Earth and Environment Sciences)
This paper contributes to global perspectives on gentrification by interrogating the experiences of urban redevelopment and transformation in the global South. Through unpacking the contradictions of public space revitalization and upgrading in two favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, we critically examine changes to the socio-spatial fabric of informal settlements over time. [...]
2018 - 10.1080/13604813.2018.1549205
City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, (29 November 2018)  
2018-12-19
14:18
Biodiversity conservation effectiveness provided by a protection status in temperate forest commons of north Spain / Guadilla Sáez, Sara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Pardo de Santayana, Manuel (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Departamento de Biología) ; Reyes García, Victoria (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Svenning, Jens-Christian (Aarhus University. Department of Bioscience (Denmark))
The establishment and maintenance of protected areas is the backbone of global conservation strategies to halt biodiversity loss. However, despite the more than 200,000 legally designated protected sites worldwide, the rate of species extinction has not decreased, for which some debate the real effectiveness of protected areas to preserve biodiversity. [...]
2019 - 10.1016/j.foreco.2018.11.040
Forest Ecology and Management, Vol. 433, (February 2019) , p. 656-666
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2018-12-17
10:20
A holistic framework for the integrated assessment of urban waste management systems / Chifari, Rosaria (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Lo Piano, Samuele (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Bukkens, Sandra G.F. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Giampietro, Mario (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
We report on the development of a holistic framework to organize and integrate quantitative information characterizing the performance of Urban Waste Management Systems (UWMS) across dimensions and scales. [...]
2018 - 10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.03.006
Ecological Indicators, Vol. 94, Part 3 (November 2018) , p. 24-36  
2018-11-28
10:47
14 p, 1.6 MB Towards productive cities : environmental assessment of the food‐energy‐water nexus of the urban roof mosaic / Toboso‐Chavero, Susana (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Nadal, Ana (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Petit, Anna (Petit Boix) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Pons, Oriol (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Tecnologia de l'Arquitectura) ; Villalba Méndez, Gara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Josa, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental) ; Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Cities are rapidly growing and need to look for ways to optimize resource consumption. Metropolises are especially vulnerable in three main systems, often referred to as the FEW (i. e. , food, energy, and water) nexus. [...]
2018 - 10.1111/jiec.12829
Journal of industrial ecology, First published: 26 November 2018