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.
January 6, 2017 - 11:00am
December 9, 2016 - 12:30pm
What happened at COP22 and what does it mean for global cooperation on climate change?
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.”
December 1, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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.
November 23, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
How does the City of Vancouver’s household greenhouse gas emissions compare to those in other cities across Canada? Does our greenest city out-perform other metropolitan areas, or not? What accounts for differences amongst cities’ household emission? Which cities perform the best, and why? Join us to hear answers to these questions and more from UBC’s Dr. Sumeet Gulati, Associate Professor, Environmental and Resource Economics and researcher Juan Fercovic, Master of Food and Resource Economics.
November 15, 2016 - 4:30pm
October 27, 2016 - 6:00pm to October 28, 2016 - 5:30am
Join us at the upcoming conference on “Managing Decarbonization – the Cases of Germany and Canada” hosted and led by the UBC Institute for European Studies in partnership with PICS. This international conference is open to the public and free of charge, made possible by a grant of the Foreign Ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany. Conference proceedings will focus on climate policies to support cohesive growth and innovation for the environment and the economy.