The UAH has prepared a series of activities for December coinciding with the celebration in Madrid of the COP25. The first one took place last Tuesday, day 3 in the context of the summit itself. The six Madrid public universities that make up the CRUMA have held sessions with the participation of their rectors and experts from each of these institutions. In the case of UAH, professors Emilio Chuvieco (director of the Chair of Environmental Ethics) and Mª Jesús Salado (director of Environmental Sustainability of the University of Alcalá) have intervened.

The director of the chair, Prof. Emilio Chuvieco, was interviewed on December 6 in 'La Tarde' (COPE) on the occasion of the Climate Change Summit (COP25). It can be listened to on the following link (from minute 12).

The Community of Madrid will have the advice of more than 30 experts that will make up the new Scientific-Technical Committee on Sustainability and Climate Change, which will offer expert and qualified opinion to be able to develop plans for prevention and real mitigation of climate change in order to apply them to regional public policies.

The director of the chair, Prof. Emilio Chuvieco, is part of the delegation of the European Space Agency that will participate in the next United Nations Conference on Climate Change 2019 (COP25), to be held in Madrid next 2-13 December. More information on the COP25 website.

The chair of environmental ethics collaborates in the organization of the VI International Congress of Environmental Education, promoted by the Spanish Association of Environmental Education. The event, which is being held together with the II Ibero-American Congress on Environmental Education for Sustainability, will take place at the Rectorate of the University of Alcalá, from February 13 to 16, 2020. The deadline for submission of communications summaries has been opened (until December 15, 2019).

Paolo Ruffini, president of the Information Commission of the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, said during the meeting with the press held on October 21, that the first draft of the final document has already been submitted. The text will be enriched with the contributions of the 12 minor circles to be subsequently voted on - point by point - next Saturday 26. Read more.

Between June 24th and 26th took place the summer course "Contemplation of Nature, Ethical Implications" in Sierra de Navacerrada. Read more.

The Chair of Environmental Ethics is developing the CO2 Web Observatory, whose objective is to provide users with information on the impact on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions of their daily activities, as well as to give recommendations to reduce them.

The group is carrying out a study to better understand the current state of the contents and approaches to sustainability in the different grades of the UAH, using the teaching guides.

On March 15th we had the presentation of the report "Calculation and labeling of carbon footprint of food products", based on a study promoted by this Chair.