Events Archive

Is the Paris agreement on track?

December 9, 2016 - 12:30pm

What happened at COP22 and what does it mean for global cooperation on climate change?

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Climate Change and Health: Impacts, Implications and Responses

December 1, 2016 - 3:00pm

Climate change has been called “the biggest global health threat of the 21st century” by the first Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change, while the second Lancet Commission in 2015 stated: “The effects of climate change are being felt today, and future projections represent an unacceptably high and potentially catastrophic risk to human health.”

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‘Dispersed Adaptation” to Climate Change: the Heritage Potato Crop-Climate project

November 30, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm


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Powering Prosperity: Achieving local support for 100% renewable energy in Canada

November 24, 2016 - 12:30pm

As Canada's federal government prepares to meet its international climate change obligations and as several provinces ready to eliminate coal from their electricity mix, unique opportunities are emerging to transform Canada into a renewable energy leader. In this Carbon Talk, Dr. Jose Etcheverry, Co-Chair of the Sustainable Energy Initiative and Professor at York University, will look at safe strategies to help Canada achieve 100% renewable energy and prosperity at the community level. 

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Comparing Household GHG Emissions Across Canadian Cities

November 23, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

How does the City of Vancouver’s household greenhouse gas emissions compare to those in other cities across Canada? Does our greenest city out-perform other metropolitan areas, or not? What accounts for differences amongst cities’ household emission? Which cities perform the best, and why? Join us to hear answers to these questions and more from UBC’s Dr. Sumeet Gulati, Associate Professor, Environmental and Resource Economics and researcher Juan Fercovic, Master of Food and Resource Economics.

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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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