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Spotlight Report: BC3, The Climate Change Mitigation Research Organization in Spain
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Spotlight Report: BC3, The Climate Change Mitigation Research Organization in Spain

In Spain, over 90% of Spaniards are aware that climate change is happening. Whether it’s a rural farmer’s agricultural business struggles, a coastal resident’s hurricane scare, or a city dweller’s new requirements to buy a car with a cleaner engine, climate change affects most, if not all, Spaniards today. Naturally, the academic field concerning climate...

Time Will Tell When and How Spain Moves Forward in Terms of The Economy and Climate Change Efforts
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Time Will Tell When and How Spain Moves Forward in Terms of The Economy and Climate Change Efforts

*Note: Article written April 18, 2020; as this is an evolving situation, data and situations may have changed by the publication of this article. Spain has been one of the countries hardest hit by the COVID–19 pandemic worldwide. As of mid-April, Spain had contributed nearly 200,000 cases of the 2 million across the globe, accounting...

Despite High Expectations, Climate Leaders Fail to Agree at Madrid COP25
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Despite High Expectations, Climate Leaders Fail to Agree at Madrid COP25

2019 was a year of increasing visibility of climate change: motivated global citizens stepped up to the plate and demanded change from global leaders, many 2020 presidential candidates from the U.S. finally put real focus on climate change as one of their top priorities and campaigning strategies, and “climate crisis” was the word of the...

Spain Mandates Climate Change Curriculum at Primary and Secondary School Level
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Spain Mandates Climate Change Curriculum at Primary and Secondary School Level

Spain’s Ministry for Ecological Transition has made a specific effort to educate upcoming generations on the impacts of climate change as well as mitigation efforts to curb these same effects. The Ministry, known as MITECO, has taken charge of mandating the national climate change curriculum in the primary and secondary public-school systems. According to two...

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