Where there are humans, there is waste. Whether we’re milling steel, processing wood or growing crops, we produce byproducts, some of which have no additional use — yet.
The effects of climate change are extreme. They can be devastating. And increasingly, they’re all-encompassing, inescapable.
The future is electric but where will all that electricity come from? Is it clean or carbon-intensive? Is its supply consistent or does it rise and fall with the sun and wind? What are the implications for land use and water availability?
Discussions around cleaner fuel sources for transportation focus on electric vehicles: cars, trucks, SUVs — even tractor trailers.
Water woes: Examining the climate crisis’ impact on water above and below the Earth’s surface — and on government decisions
The extreme effects of climate change have been in the spotlight in BC in the last year, from the deadly June 2021 heatwave to the atmospheric river that caused flooding that cut off Metro Vancouver from the rest of Canada.
Materials innovation to drive the next generation of solid-state batteries.
From the air and on the ground, PICS research supports wildfire risk reduction on Xaxli’p First Nation territory.
Evaluating strategies for transitioning emissions-intensive and trade-exposed industries to net-zero.
Integrating Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Considerations into Investment Decisions
Municipalities are at the forefront of the fight against climate change, but often lack the tools and evidence to make effective policy decisions. This project addresses that gap.
Helping British Columbia prepare for the movement of people due to climate change.
Enhancing the climate change resilience of kelp forest ecosystems and the coastal communities who rely on kelp for commercial, food, social, and ceremonial purposes.
Developing a thermal storage “missing link” that will enable transmission of waste heat from off-the-grid urban and industrial sources into district energy networks.
Developing the first online, open-access and tool to support climate–adapted conservation planning across BC's natural and protected areas.
Adaptive Mitigation: A Framework for Assessing Climate Change Solutions in Urban Multifamily Buildings
Explore new tools that support the integration of green building and climate adaptation approaches for multi-unit residential buildings.