Webcast Events Archive
March 15, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
A circular economy aims to replace a traditional linear “take-make-waste” economy with one that is “restorative and regenerative by design”. While this approach has been primarily championed by businesses, cities are also in a position to capitalize on the benefits of a circular economy. But, what does a municipal approach to a circular economy look like? What are the opportunities and barriers, and which examples should cities follow?
March 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
What is the economic case for low carbon development in cities? What are the most cost and carbon effective options for different sectors and the best ways of reaching low carbon targets? These questions are being examined in multiple cities around the world.
March 2, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Immerse yourself in a classic Northwest Legend featuring incredible and original illustrations by world-renowned printmaker, painter, carver, author, Roy Henry Vickers.
February 16, 2017 - 12:30am to 1:30am
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?
February 2, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Join us for this lunchtime seminar - lunch will be provided.
January 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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.
December 9, 2016 - 12:30pm
What happened at COP22 and what does it mean for global cooperation on climate change?
November 30, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
November 24, 2016 - 12:30pm
As Canada's federal government prepares to meet its international climate change obligations and as several provinces ready to eliminate coal from their electricity mix, unique opportunities are emerging to transform Canada into a renewable energy leader. In this Carbon Talk, Dr. Jose Etcheverry, Co-Chair of the Sustainable Energy Initiative and Professor at York University, will look at safe strategies to help Canada achieve 100% renewable energy and prosperity at the community level.