ICTA - Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals

La visió de l'ICTA és la d'esdevenir un dels centres de referència en estudis ambientals d'Europa, tenint com a factors diferenciadors la internacionalització, la pluridisciplinarietat i la interacció amb els diferents stakeholders, en el marc de la sostenibilitat basada en els valors de la responsabilitat social. Aquest portal inclou la producció científica dels grups d'investigació vinculats a l'ICTA, en els següents apartats:

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2017-02-13
14:02
22 p, 3.1 MB A dominant voice amidst not enough people : analysing the legitimacy of Mexico’s REDD+ readiness process / Špirić, Jovanka (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Corbera, Esteve (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Reyes García, Victòria (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Porter-Bolland, Luciana (Instituto de Ecología (Veracruz, Mèxic))
In the development of national governance systems for Reducing Emissions fromDeforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+), countries struggle with ensuring that decision-making processes include a variety of actors (i. [...]
2016 - 10.3390/f7120313
Forests, Vol. 7, issue 12, art 313 (Dec. 2016) , 22 p.  
2017-01-20
17:13
40 p, 1.6 MB Are we preventing flood damage eco-efficiently? An integrated method applied to post-disaster emergency actions / Petit, Anna (Petit Boix) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Arahuetes, Ana (Universidad de Alicante. Interuniversity Institute of Geography) ; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental) ; Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Flood damage results in economic and environmental losses in the society, but flood prevention also entails an initial investment in infrastructure. This study presents an integrated eco-efficiency approach for assessing flood prevention and avoided damage. [...]
2016 - 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.034
Science of the total environment, Vol. 580 (February 2017) , p. 873-881  
2017-01-20
16:48
Environmental performance of rainwater harvesting strategies in Mediterranean buildings / Angrill Toledo, Sara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Segura-Castillo, Luis (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental) ; Petit, Anna (Petit Boix) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental)
Purpose: The rapid urbanization and the constant expansion of urban areas during the last decades have locally led to increasing water shortage. Rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems have the potential to be an important contributor to urban water self-sufficiency. [...]
2017 - 10.1007/s11367-016-1174-x
The international journal of life cycle assessment, Vol. 22, Issue 3 (March 2017) , p.398-409  
2016-12-21
19:51
40 p, 1.6 MB Urban rainwater runoff quantity and quality : a potential endogenous resource in cities? / Angrill Toledo, Sara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Petit, Anna (Petit Boix) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Morales Pinzón, Tito (Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira. Facultad de Ciencias Ambientales) ; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental) ; Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Rainwater harvesting might help to achieve self-sufficiency, but it must comply with health standards. We studied the runoff quantity and quality harvested from seven urban surfaces in a university campus in Barcelona according to their use (pedestrian or motorized mobility) and materials (concrete, asphalt and slabs). [...]
2017 - 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.12.027
Journal of environmental management, Vol. 189 (March 2017) , p. 14-21  
2016-12-21
19:38
40 p, 1.6 MB Building-integrated rooftop greenhouses: An energy and environmental assessment in the mediterranean context / Nadal, Ana (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Llorach-Massana, Pere (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Cuerva, Eva (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria de Projectes i de la Construcció) ; López Capel, Elisa (Newcastle University. School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development) ; Montero Camacho, Juan Ignacio (Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries) ; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental) ; Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Royapoor, Mohammad (Newcastle University. Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research)
A sustainable and secure food supply within a low-carbon and resilient infrastructure is encapsulated in several of The United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals. The integration of urban agriculture in buildings can offer improved efficiencies; in recognition of this, the first south European example of a fully integrated rooftop greenhouse (iRTG) was designed and incorporated into the ICTA-ICP building by the Autonomous University of Barcelona. [...]
2017 - 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.11.051
Applied energy, Vol. 187 (February 2017) , p. 338-351  
2016-12-12
15:42
18 p, 749.8 KB D3.1 Data Management Plan / Moving Towards Adaptative Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security (MAGIC NEXUS)
Versió 1. 3 del Pla de Gestió de Dades (25/11/16) del MAGIC project.
2016  
2016-12-02
17:46
Introducing eco-ideation and creativity techniques to increase and diversify the applications of eco-materials: the case of cork in the building sector / Sierra-Pérez, Jorge (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; López-Forniés, Ignacio (Universidad de Zaragoza. Departamento de Ingeniería de Diseño y Fabricación) ; Boschmonart-Rives, Jesús (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Cork is an eco-material that has recently been attracting growing interest due to the expanding strategy of sustainable product design, which aims to replace non-renewable materials in the building market. [...]
2016 - 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.07.121
Journal of cleaner production, Vol. 137 (Nov. 2016) , p. 606-616  
2016-11-14
12:07
14 p, 506.9 KB Home garden ecosystem services valuation through a gender lens : a case study in the Catalan Pyrenees / Calvet Mir, Laura (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; March Corbella, Hug (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)) ; Corbacho Monné, Daniel ; Gómez-Baggethun, Erik (Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)) ; Reyes García, Victòria (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Ecosystem services have become a critical issue in the environmental literature, however knowledge on whether women and men similarly value ecosystem services is still nascent. We aim at advancing the understanding of the relation between gender and environmental perceptions through the analysis of values assigned by women and men to ecosystem services supplied by home gardens in Vall Fosca (Catalan Pyrenees, north-eastern Spain). [...]
2016 - 10.3390/su8080718
Sustainability, Vol. 8 (July 2016) , p. 718  
2016-11-14
11:55
23 p, 1015.8 KB The complexity of food systems : defining relevant attributes and indicators for the evaluation of food supply chains in Spain / Gamboa, Gonzalo (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d’Economia i d’Història Economica) ; Kovacic, Zora (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Di Masso Tarditti, Marina (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) ; Mingorría, Sara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Gomiero, Tiziano (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Rivera-Ferre, Marta G. (Universitat de Vic. Facultat de Ciències i Tecnologia) ; Giampietro, Mario (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
The wide-ranging literature on food systems provides multiple perspectives and world views. Various stakeholders define food and food systems in non-equivalent ways. The perception of the performance of food systems is determined by these specific perspectives, and a wide variety of policies responding to different aims are proposed and implemented accordingly. [...]
2016 - 10.3390/su8060515
Sustainability, Vol. 8 (May 2016) , p. 515  
2016-11-14
11:39
27 p, 1.7 MB Are local food chains more sustainable than global food chains? Considerations for assessment / Brunori, Gianluca (University of Pisa. Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment) ; Galli, Francesca (University of Pisa. Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment) ; Barjolle, Dominique (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich ETH. Sustainable Agroecosystems Group) ; van Broekhuizen, Rudolf (Wageningen University. Rural Sociology Group) ; Colombo, Luca (Fondazione Italiana per la Ricerca in Agricoltura Biologica e Biodinamica (Roma, Itàlia)) ; Giampietro, Mario (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Kirwan, James (University of Gloucestershire. Countryside and Community Research Institute) ; Lang, Tim (City University (Londres, Regne Unit). Centre for Food Policy) ; Mathijs, Erik (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences) ; Maye, Damian (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Spain and Institute of Environmental Science and Technology) ; de Roest, Kees (Centro Ricerche Produzioni Animali (Itàlia)) ; Rougoor, Carin (Centre for Agriculture and Environment Foundation (Culemborg, Països Baixos)) ; Schwarz, Jana (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences) ; Schmitt, Emilia (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Sustainable Agroecosystems Group) ; Smith, Julie (City University (Londres, Regne Unit). Centre for Food Policy) ; Stojanovic, Zaklina (University of Belgrade. Faculty of Economics) ; Tisenkopfs, Talis (Baltic Studies Centre (Riga, Letònia)) ; Touzard, Jean-Marc (Institut national de la recherche agronomique (Montpellier, França))
This paper summarizes the main findings of the GLAMUR project which starts with an apparently simple question: is “local” more sustainable than “global”? Sustainability assessment is framed within a post-normal science perspective, advocating the integration of public deliberation and scientific research. [...]
2016 - 10.3390/su8050449
Sustainability, Vol. 8 (May 2016)