Webcast Events Archive

Towards a Circular City

March 15, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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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?

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New Climate Economy: the business case for municipal and citizen climate change action

March 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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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.

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UBC Reads Sustainability Present Roy Henry Vickers Telling Peace Dancer

March 2, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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Immerse yourself in a classic Northwest Legend featuring incredible and original illustrations by world-renowned printmaker, painter, carver, author, Roy Henry Vickers.

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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

 

Join us for this lunchtime seminar - lunch will be provided. 

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

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

 

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Powering Prosperity: Achieving local support for 100% renewable energy in Canada

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. 

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