Events Archive

Climate-Smart Finance: Financial sector levers for advancing a low-carbon economy

August 29, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

"While the Government has put forward a plan to underpin Canada’s transition [to a low-emissions future] – the Pan Canadian Framework for Clean Growth and Climate Change – and begun implementing key policies, the role of financial markets in driving this change has yet to be fully leveraged." Canada Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance, June 2019.

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Agents of Change: the role of universities in the climate crisis

July 22, 2019 - 6:30pm


Join Janet Napolitano, University of California President and former US Secretary of Homeland Security, and Santo Ono, UBC President and Vice-Chancellor, on July 22 as they explore how universities can be agents of change, with an open audience Q&A to follow.

Hosted by UBC in partnership with PICS, this in-depth conversation will focus on the role that universities should play on global issues like the climate crisis.

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Conference: State-City Collaboration on Clean Energy Transformations

May 29, 2019 - 1:00pm to May 30, 2019 - 5:00pm


Globally, cities are responsible for the majority of the world’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. To successfully enable the urban energy transition, co-operation is needed between local and senior levels of government.

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EnVision Conference 2019: Accelerating Energy System Transformation

May 2, 2019 - 8:00am to May 3, 2019 - 4:00pm


EnVision 2019 is the 5th conference hosted by the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic) at the University of Victoria, and supported by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.

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Prefab Wood Construction: Meeting B.C.'s ambitious energy, climate and economic objectives

March 7, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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With B.C.’s bold new CleanBC climate agenda and net-zero Energy Step Code targets for buildings, rapid innovations in construction are necessary.

Prefabricated wood construction offers a way to meet climate and energy targets while bolstering the economy of resource-based communities and creating new opportunities for the forest products sector.

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Impacts and risks of 1.5 and 2 degrees of warming

February 28, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


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The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Climate Futures Initiative and SFU’s Faculty of Environment are pleased to invite you to the last talk of the Climate Futures Series: The SCIENCE, IMPACTS and SOLUTIONS to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees.

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