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.
January 18, 2018 - 7:00pm to January 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is supporting the UNBC Cumulative Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC), and the Environment, Community, Health Observatory (ECHO) to convene a policy-oriented symposium addressing the future of resource communities in a shifting political landscape. This event will provide opportunities for conversations with people and organizations interested in and actively working on issues related to the myriad impacts of resource development throughout northern BC.
November 22, 2017 - 3:00pm
Professionals whose practice areas are affected by climate change need to consider how they will respond in order to provide good service to clients, maintain public confidence in their profession, and minimize legal risk. Similarly, those who rely on professionals for advice should be aware of professional obligations in the context of climate change.
November 17, 2017 - 3:30pm
Climate change is a threat to ecosystems and human communities across the globe. Some climate change adaptation strategies have the potential to generate additional risks and vulnerabilities (e.g., geoengineering, desalination). However, instead of taking the proverbial political ecology ‘hatchet’ to critique these strategies, this talk focuses on the ‘seeds’ of more equitable adaptations that account for the needs of the human and more-than-human world.
November 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Who will be tending your garden when the ocean rises? An octopus? A sea star?
October 25, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Regional frequency analysis (RFA) of hydro-meteorological variables is a commonly used tool to provide quantile estimates of extreme events at ungauged sites. Given the high complexity of hydro-meteorological processes, it is worthwhile to account for the possible nonlinear connections between hydro-meteorological variables and catchments characteristics in all RFA steps. Moreover, to provide relatively reliable quantiles estimates, it is often recommended to only consider sites with sufficiently long data series which lead to ignoring a considerable part of the available information.
October 25, 2017 - 9:30am
PICS' Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment (EEBE) project of thei is a five-year interdisciplinary research initiative to reduce energy and emissions intensities across the diverse 162 municipalities of BC. Crucial research challenges have been the heterogenous nature of these municipalities of different sizes, densities and development patterns and, the complexity of variables and interactions that contribute to energy and emissions performance.