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Xavier Obradors and the energy transition at the “Què és la normalitat?” seminar, organized by IDAEA

The seminar “Què és la normalitat? Cursa cap a la transició energètica i un ús sostenible dels recursos naturals” will occur on 20 December 2021 at the Institut de Diagnosi Ambiental i Estudis de l’Aigua (IDAEA-CSIC).

16 December 2021
Banner for the event.
Banner for the event.

The event, organised by the Sustainability Comittee at the Institut de Diagnosi Ambiental i Estudis de l’Aigua (IDAEA-CSIC), focuses on the conflict between the increasing demand for energy in the last 100 years and our inability to increase the available fossil fuels on the planet, which demands for a radical change. Is there something we can do to cushion the incoming shortages? Is the lack of resources a real issue? Can science find solutions before it is too late? Are we too tecnoptimistic?

This seminar will contain 3 talks and a roundtable that will cover these topics, from the hand of specialists in our energy future and the critical natural resources required for it.


The event will take place at the Sala d’Actes of the Institut de Diagnosi Ambiental i Estudis de l’Aigua (IDAEA-CSIC).

  • Day: 20 December 2021
  • Location: C/ Jordi Girona, 18-26. 08034, Barcelona
  • Starting time: 11:00 am


  • 11:00 – 11:20h – Antonio Turiel (Institut de Ciències del Mar, ICM-CSIC)
  • 11:20 – 11:40h – Xavier Obradors (Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC)
  • 11:40 – 12:00h – Patricia Córdoba (Institut de Diagnosi Ambiental i Estudis de l’Aigua, IDAEA-CSIC, Coordinator of the RECOPPs Project)
  • 12:00 – 13:00h – Roundtable with Antonio Turiel, Xavier Obradors, María Izquierdo (IDAEA-CSIC) i Enric Vázquez (IDAEA-CSIC).
    Moderated by Cadena SER Journalist Emma Miguel

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