Events Archive

Can British Columbia's forests help to reduce emissions?

February 16, 2017 - 12:30am to 1:30am

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Forests and forest products can be a major piece of the low-carbon puzzle.

British Columbia's forests and forestry products have a large impact on provincial CO2 emissions, through both their ability to store and release carbon into the atmosphere. So what are the opportunities to manage forests and wood products with the goal of reducing emissions? And how might climate change impacts interact with carbon-focused forest management goals?

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Implications of future development pathways for the risks of climate change

February 2, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

 

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The health risks of a changing climate

February 1, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

 

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Pipelines and Climate Policy: Where are We Now?

January 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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Over the past several months the Trudeau government has made some major choices about energy and environmental policy for Canada: it rejected one oil sands pipeline, approved two, and came to an agreement with the provinces on a climate plan that makes substantial progress towards meeting Canada’s international targets. This panel of UBC experts and community representatives assesses these decisions and discusses what’s next. 

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Is the Paris agreement on track?

December 9, 2016 - 12:30pm

What happened at COP22 and what does it mean for global cooperation on climate change?

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Climate Change and Health: Impacts, Implications and Responses

December 1, 2016 - 3:00pm

Climate change has been called “the biggest global health threat of the 21st century” by the first Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change, while the second Lancet Commission in 2015 stated: “The effects of climate change are being felt today, and future projections represent an unacceptably high and potentially catastrophic risk to human health.”

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‘Dispersed Adaptation” to Climate Change: the Heritage Potato Crop-Climate project

November 30, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

 

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