28 March 2018
Hot off the press: New Nexus Times edition
In this latest edition we uncover the implications of outsourcing resources - including water, waste and energy, to ask: what if things were different? Industrial and agricultural production are often outsourced to countries with lower production and labour costs, and the impacts of these activities are externalised along with production. Due to...
20 March 2018
Insights from MAGIC at Exploratory JRC Workshop on Energy Transition
Mario Giampietro provided insights gained from MAGIC research at the Exploratory Workshop Energy Sustainability in the Transition to Renewables: Framings from Social Practices and Complex Systems Theories, organised by the European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Ispra (Italy), 20-21 March 2018. The transition to renewable energies envisaged...
08 February 2018
Using novel social science methods for interdisciplinary energy transition research
Luis Zamarioli of Climate Analytics and Tessa Dunlop of the JRC presented the MAGIC project at the first SHAPE ENERGY sandpits event in Turin on 8-9 February 2018. They joined over 30 attendees from other European H2020 and FP7 projects at the two-day event focused on “Energy efficiency and using less” and “ Competitive, secure, low...
07 February 2018
MAGIC at Decarbonisation Project Networking Workshop
Mario Giampietro (MAGIC coordinator) participated in the Decarbonisation Project Networking Workshop on 07 February 2018 in Brussels. The event, co-organized by DG Research and Innovation (RTD) and the Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME), brought together EU-funded climate mitigation projects with the objective to stimulate peer-to-peer and...
23 January 2018
MAGIC participates in FAO SES Expert Workshop
Violeta Cabello (UAB) participated in the FAO Expert Workshop on "Applying social-ecological system frameworks to improve sustainable land-use and enhance resilient agro-food systems under water scarcity", 23-25 January 2018, Rome, Italy. The workshop aimed at enhacing FAO's knowledge on the concept of social-ecological systems (SES) and its...
17 January 2018
MAGIC provides insights at final conference of MARS project
Kirsty Blackstock (HUTTON) gave an invited talk on “How to improve River Basin Management using integration of various policies?“ and participated in an expert panel during the final conference of the EU FP7 research project MARS on “Managing multiple stress for multiple benefits in aquatic ecosystems: Policy and Management” in Brussels,...
18 December 2017
New Nexus Times Edition: Agriculture
The third edition of The Nexus Times is out! View it here. This edition looks at why nexus analysis is important for investigating the EU's Common Agricultural Policy, the changing labourforce and tradeoffs between food security and biodiversity. SUBSCRIBE HERE so you don't miss an edition.
04 December 2017
Keynote paper at MODSIM2017
On 4 December 2017, MAGIC's Keith Matthews (HUTTON) presented a keynote paper at the 22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2017), in Hobart, Tasmania (Australia). In his talk, entitled "Delivering more than the “Sum of the Parts” - Using Quantitative Story Telling to address the challenges of conducting science...
01 December 2017
MAGIC participates in EUCALC Workshop
MAGIC's coordinator Mario Giampietro (UAB) participated in the expert workshop “Social impacts of climate change mitigation in Europe” organized by the Horizon2020 project "EU Calculator: Trade-offs and Pathways towards Sustainable and Low-carbon European Societies" (EUCALC). The workshop took place on 1 December 2017 at the Department...
06 October 2017
Invited lecture on WEF Nexus at SDEWES 2017
On Friday, 6 October 2017, Mario Giampietro (MAGIC coordinator, UAB) gave an invited lecture at the 12th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES 2017), in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The lecture, entitled "Implementing More Effective Tools to Analyse the Sustainability of Social-Ecological Systems in...