Events Archive

Renewed Voices: Will the “un-muzzling” of federal scientists affect government policies and ethics?

January 26, 2016 - 5:00pm

Panel discussion, open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Suggested Minimum Donation: $5

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Andrew Weaver: Green Party MLA, Oak Bay-Gordon Head, and Professor, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Sybil Seitzinger: Director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

Evert Lindquist: Professor, School of Public Administration Editor, Canadian Public Adminisration

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Carbon Talks - Après Paris: A COP21 Debrief

December 17, 2015 - 12:30pm

After the UN climate talks, what's next for climate and energy in BC and Canada?

Join us for a free public dialogue to hear from three attendees of the Paris climate talks one week after the negotiations conclude.

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Opportunities for GreenTech in a Renewable City

December 16, 2015 - 5:00pm

Building on the Greenest City Action Plan, the City of Vancouver just adopted its Renewable City Strategy and will move to 100% renewable energy in the electricity, heating & cooling, and transportation sectors by 2050. This policy is based on a massive increase in energy efficiency and is part of a movement towards 100% renewable energy by a number of world cities including Copenhagen, San Francisco, Munich, and Frankfurt.

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Emerging Signals of Climate Change, and Getting Past International Gridlock with Dr. Susan Solomon

November 27, 2015 - 3:00pm

Please join us for a seminar with Dr. Susan Solomon hosted by UBC's Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, with support for live webcasting from Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS). Dr. Solomon's talk will focus on research devoted to identifying signals of climate change in different parts of the world, followed by a discussion on implications for international agreements and a perspective on the upcoming Paris negotiations and beyond.

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The Renewable Revolution: Cultivating Green Technology for Developing Nations

November 25, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The global shift to renewable energy is underway and international attention has focused on deployment in developing nations. As countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America continue to grow in population and GDP, so have their energy demands. These countries are in a unique position to leapfrog over traditional energy sources and incorporate renewables directly into their growing infrastructure. Significant potential exists for the construction of diverse power grids, with biomass, hydropower, wind and solar energy.

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Resilient Renewable Cities

November 2, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

How do you reduce energy use and shift to renewables while ensuring resiliency in a city?

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Climate Extremes - What can we learn from global models?

October 28, 2015 - 12:30pm

Climate extremes are likely to be one of the largest societal challenges associated with climate change in this century. In this talk, Dr. Sillmann will provide an overview of historical and projected changes in climate extremes indices as defined by the Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices  (ETCCDI) and used across various chapters in the IPCC assessment report (AR5 WGI).

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GreenTech Collaboration in Motion: Emerging Solutions from Belgium and the Netherlands

October 27, 2015 - 5:00pm

British Columbia’s thriving green environment and culture makes it an attractive market for global sustainability businesses to launch their products and services in North America. The region is a growing hub for these innovations and emerging ventures, and is world-renowned as enjoying one of the greenest and cleanest natural settings. Furthermore, with the goal to reach 100% renewable energy use by 2020, Vancouver is seeing an increase in green tech traffic as international companies arrive to share in their solutions.

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