Events Archive

Right Wing Populism and Climate Change in Europe

November 28, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm

Join us for a talk with visiting researcher Alexander Carius, founder and Managing Director of adelphi, a Berlin-based think tank. Alexander Carius will present his research on the voices and the weight of right-wing populist parties in the formulation of European climate policy.

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Recognizing Interdependence: How urban collaborations enhance adaptation

October 23, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

As climate impacts escalate, U.S. cities and regions have attempted to fill the federal leadership vacuum. In the midst of federal inertia, the Department of Defense acknowledges climate risk, while defense experts promote a climate security agenda. However, defense adaptation has been modest. Installations and the communities around them remain vulnerable, but these shared risks surface the potential for joint adaptation planning.

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Ecological Integrity, Community and the Human Prospect

September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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Ecology is beyond being a discipline, it is a way of seeing. To better understand this, Gregory will link a variety of ideas, projects and policies important to our understanding of - and our ability to act upon - the reality of a climate crisis.

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Rethinking the Water Cycle in the Anthropocene

September 26, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

PICS and the Pacifc Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) are pleased to announce this talk on the topic of Rethinking the Water Cycle in the Anthropocene as part of its Pacific Climate Seminar Series: Transforming the Built Environment.

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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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