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International Workshop on Advances in Cleaner Production

14 November 2019

Award for MAGIC presentation at Workshop on Advances in Cleaner Production

The International Workshop on Advances in Cleaner Production is a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information and research on technologies, concepts and policies based on Cleaner Production. The aim of the annual conference is to assist the desired transition to a sustainable society. The 8th edition of the conference...

13 November 2019

Book on The Circular Economy in Europe is out!

It's finally out: MAGIC's brand new open access e-book: 'The Circular Economy in Europe—Critical Perspectives on Policies and Imaginaries' by authors Zora Kovacic, Roger Strand and Thomas Völker. The book presents an overview and a critical discussion on how circularity is conceived, imagined, and enacted in current EU policy-making. In 2013,...

12 November 2019

EU DataViz 2019: visualization experts and solution seekers engage in shared public policy domain of application

On  Tuesday 12 November 2019, the EU DataViz 2019 conference brought to Luxembourg City some 350 visualization experts. The highly international cohort included a diverse group of professionals, administrators, and academics from both the public sector and the private sector. The Autonomous University of Barcelona's Ansel Renner reports: “It’s...

06 November 2019

MAGIC special session at DMDU 2019 draws large audience

"Moving Towards Adaptive Governance for Sustainability under Conditions of Complexity and Deep Uncertainty"—MAGIC's special session at the 2019 meeting of the Society for Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty (DMDU 2019)—drew a large audience. The session was inspired in Antonio Gramsci’s reflections: "The crisis consists precisely in the...

29 October 2019

Nexus projects share insights at Cluster Meeting in Brussels

On 29 October 2019, about 25 researchers from several nexus projects, including MAGIC, discussed insights with representatives from EASME, DG AGRI, DG RTD and DG CONNECT at the EASME premises in Brussels. The meeting focused on various aspects of the nexus, including progress in methods and tools for assessing the nexus, how to provide policy...

ERSCP 2019 Barcelona

16 October 2019

A Circular Europe for Sustainability?

From 15 to 18 October 2019, the 19th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP 2019) took place in Barcelona under the theme 'Circular Europe for Sustainability: Design, Production and Consumption'. MAGIC's team from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona was well represented with three oral presentations, each...

08 October 2019

Scientists and policymakers discuss EU energy system at EMP-E2019

EMP-E 2019 Conference: Modelling the implementation of 'A Clean Planet for All Strategy' | 8–9 October 2019 | EC DG RTD, Brussels The annual meeting of the Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E) has again brought together a large number of scientists and policy makers involved in the transformation of the European energy system...

MacaroNight, 27 September 2019

27 September 2019

European Researchers' Night features MAGIC

Macaronight | Gran Canaria | 27 September 2019 | The European Researchers’ Nights are public events dedicated to bringing researchers closer to the public. On 27 September 2019 it was celebrated in more than 400 cities in around 30 countries, and united for one night —'Macaronight'—the Atlantic archipelagos Canary Islands, Madeira, Azores...

23 September 2019

Integrating social and complex systems science to tackle climate change challenges

Workshop on Extreme events and energy transitions—Tackling the challenges of climate change by integrating social and complex systems science | JRC Ispra site (Italy) | 23-27 September 2019.  Human activities expose us to ever more frequent extreme events such as power black-outs, droughts and extended floods. This poses challenges to...

02 September 2019

MAGIC Launches Video Series "Uncomfortable Knowledge"

MAGIC launched its video series "Uncomfortable Knowledge" on YouTube with six videos questioning master narratives in sustainability science: Complexity in Sustainability Is a circular bioeconomy possible? Can intermittent renewable energy power modern society? How should we measure efficiency? Are electric vehicles the future of transport? Are...