Turning Climate Knowledge into Climate Action

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is a dynamic knowledge network that brings together leading researchers from British Columbia (BC) and around the world to study the impacts of climate change and to develop positive approaches to mitigation and adaptation.

Created in 2008 with a major endowment from the BC Ministry of the Environment, PICS is hosted and led by the University of Victoria in collaboration with BC’s three other research-intensive universities: Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia and the University of Northern British Columbia.

What We Do


PICS pulls together the intellectual capital of the province in applying a multi-disciplinary approach to climate change research. We support research endeavours that focus on solutions and relevance to BC. Learn more about PICS Research.


PICS develops educational tools and engages in outreach activities to inform audiences as diverse as policy makers, industry, educators, students and the general public about climate change issues and solutions. Visit our Education pages.


PICS research is solutions-based, with an emphasis on concrete recommendations aimed at BC policy makers and other climate stakeholders. Check out PICS Publications and announcements. 


See PICS’ Mission and Objectives.


Career opportunities