March 10, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Ideafest - Climate change, water and governance: Challenges and opportunities in our backyard, and for our Earth
March 6, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Wildfires, floods and extreme weather events plagued the globe in 2017. Is this our new normal? Are we ready for change that’s already underway? Our diverse panel of researchers and thought leaders will look beyond the science at the challenges and opportunities presented by a changing climate. They’ll share promising developments in governance, policymaking and engineering as well as insights that narratives may hold. In doing so, they will offer hope, look at some of the difficult choices and discuss potential solutions for dealing with our changing climate.
March 1, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
February 22, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Join Dr. Fischedick as he discusses how German cities are world leaders in moving to a 100% renewable energy system and economy ("Energiewende").
- What can Canada learn from Germany?
- How can we shift to a renewable energy future?
Dr. Fischedick will be joined by panelists:
February 9, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
A conversation with the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
When British Columbia laid out its first climate plan a decade ago, it set a precedent, embracing local governments to drive greenhouse gas reductions. As North America’s first jurisdiction to require community-level emissions targets, B.C. influenced other climate leaders, such as California, Ontario, and Oregon.
February 1, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
The British Consulate-General of Vancouver together with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions invite you to attend a public seminar on "Resilient Cities: An Integrated Economic Approach to Natural Hazard Risk Mitigation". Learn what innovation and finance options from the UK can do for your jurisdiction’s resiliency plans.
Please join us to explore current thinking and innovative solutions for the City of Vancouver on:
A Climatololgy of mechanisms that generate intense extratropical cyclones in the Northern Hemisphere
January 31, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
This talk will also be available remotely using BlueJeans video conferencing software.
January 29, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Explicit carbon pricing policies (carbon tax, cap-and-trade) are frequently described as the optimal way to achieve GHG reduction targets. But real-world evidence suggests that politicians who are serious about accelerating GHG reduction also employ implicit carbon pricing (command-and-control regulations, flexible regulations).
Love & Turtles: Reflections on the Art, Change, and Creativity (ACC) research project, and initial analyses of exhibition-collected “pebbles” on climate change
January 26, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
What happens when you raise questions about climate change in unusual ways, in un-conventional places? We address this question by presenting on exploratory climate change engagements conducted in Prince George, BC. We detail project components and initial analyses from the Art, Change and Creativity (ACC)* project (2015-17), a project conceived by a multi-disciplinary team with two UNBC Undergraduate Research Experience award recipients (Paltzat and Brown).
January 23, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
The POLIS Water Sustainability Project, the Centre for Global Studies, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, and Rocky Mountain Books invite you to participate in an intimate conversation with two of the world’s leading water experts.