October 17, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Under the Paris Agreement 195 nations set a goal to limit an increase in the world's average temperature to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius, while pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5 degrees. They invited the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to assess the impacts of greenhouse gas emission pathways consistent with a global warming of 1.5 degrees. The report was released in early October.
October 11, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Is bioenergy a sustainable pathway toward a low-carbon future in BC and beyond?
The Government of British Columbia has committed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 per cent below 2007 levels by 2050. While bioenergy as a renewable energy source can play a role in achieving these reductions, questions remain over how to best harness waste to generate energy and help achieve BC’s emissions reduction target.
September 17, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
June 27, 2018 - 3:30pm
This presentation will explore climate change and flow regulation impacts on daily and annual river discharge variations and trends into Hudson Bay, the Nechako and Fraser River Basins over the past half-century or so. The first part of the talk will focus on the 3.7 million km2 Hudson Bay drainage basin for which daily observed streamflow data from the Water Survey of Canada, Manitoba Hydro, Ontario Power Generation and Hydro-Québec for 21 rivers are used in the analyses spanning 1960-2016.
June 15, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Natural gas is the source of one-quarter of the British Columbia’s greenhouse gas emissions. But there is another way to generate this energy that could provide substantial emissions reductions: renewable natural gas (RNG), derived from diverse organic waste sources.
June 12, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
How the European Union agreed to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 and what legislation it has adopted to deliver.
Join us for a talk by Jürgen Salay, policy officer at the European Commission and 2017-2018 EU Fellow at the University of Washington, Seattle.
May 29, 2018 - 2:00pm
Please join us for this engaging discussion with Richard Kinley, former Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, on “Why the Paris Agreement Negotiations Succeeded while Those in Copenhagen (2009) Failed.”
A video recording will be available shortly after the event.
May 15, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
This talk will also be available remotely using BlueJeans video conferencing software.
May 3, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm