Events Archive

Disentangling impacts climate change and human interventions hydrology key Canadian watersheds

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.

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Renewable natural gas - unlocking local government potential in BC

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.

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Climate Policy in Europe

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.

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Why the Paris Agreement Negotiations Succeeded while Those in Copenhagen Failed

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. 

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Infrastructure for a low-carbon planet

May 15, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

This talk will also be available remotely using BlueJeans video conferencing software.

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Reducing climate impacts in industrial buildings

April 25, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Please join us for a presentation from Stephanie Wall, who will discuss using wood construction and passive house design to decrease the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and environmental impacts in the building sector.

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Health Impacts of Heat: Adapting to a Changing Climate

April 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

With Gregory Wellenius, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Brown University

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Investing Powerfully: How can universities go carbon neutral?

April 5, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

How can universities move toward carbon neutral and socially responsible investments?

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