Events Archive

Managing Decarbonization - The Cases of Germany and Canada

October 27, 2016 - 6:00pm to October 28, 2016 - 5:30am

Join us at the upcoming conference on “Managing Decarbonization – the Cases of Germany and Canada” hosted and led by the UBC Institute for European Studies in partnership with PICS. This international conference is open to the public and free of charge, made possible by a grant of the Foreign Ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany. Conference proceedings will focus on climate policies to support cohesive growth and innovation for the environment and the economy.

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Probabilistic hybrid modular structure for multisite and multivariable statistical downscaling

October 19, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Probabilistic regression approaches for downscaling daily temperature and precipitation are very useful. They provide the whole conditional distribution at each forecast step which leads to a better representation of the temporal variability. The question addressed in this study is: how to extend probabilistic regression approaches in multisite and multivariable downscaling tasks. To this end, this study describes a probabilistic hybrid modular structure which merges the probabilistic regression component with a multivariate randomisation component.

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Cool Tools for a Warming World: Engaging Citizens on Climate Change

October 13, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Join us for a free public talk on "Cool Tools for a Warming World: Engaging Citizens on Climate Change with Powerful Digital Media" hosted by the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP).

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Climate Action in BC: Where do we go from here?

October 4, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm


B.C. has released the much-awaited update to its Climate Leadership Plan. Now what?

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Low-Carbon Resilience: Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation Planning for a Resilient Canada

September 27, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

How can climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies work together for a more resilient low-carbon Canada?

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Wildlife Ecosystem Resilience in the Context of Climate Change: A Kootenay Case Study with Rod Davis

September 21, 2016 - 3:30pm


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Can developing nations lead the movement towards climate solutions?

September 19, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

At the December 2015 Paris climate conference (COP21), 195 countries agreed to reduce their carbon emissions and limit global climate change. While the agreement was ambitious, it also recognized that less developed countries would require more time to begin reducing their emissions. While some question whether it is fair to hold them to the same standard as societies that grew wealthy from carbon-driven industry, it is also clear that many of these countries have the most to lose.

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