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Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems
The global pandemic continues to be a wakeup call for humanity. While greenhouse gas emissions dropped last spring as people quarantined at home, the parallels between climate change and the spread of disease became alarmingly clear. COVID-19...

President’s Community Update on Divestment and Climate Action

Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance

Climate Emergency Town Hall

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems

Sarah Kamal and George Benson: The fires were just the beginning, welcome to the age of climate displacement

Ecological Systems
Human Well-being & Social Systems
Policy, Economics & Governance

Climate Teaching Connector adds climate to more undergrad courses

Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance

Opportunities

UBC at COP26

The climate emergency is one of the most pressing issues of our time. At this pivotal moment, the...
Climate Change & Energy

SEEDS Sustainability Program

Human Well-being & Social Systems

Zero Waste Squad

Human Well-being & Social Systems

CLL Fund Competition

UBC’s Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) offers Faculty and Staff at the Vancouver campus an opportunity...
Built Environment & Mobility
Climate Change & Energy
Production, Consumption & Waste

Initiatives

Climate Change & Energy
Since 2011, UBC’s energy conservation projects have reduced annual campus electrical use by 16 gigawatt hours (GWh). This is the equivalent to shutting down our campus for 3.5 weeks, and taking 1,500 cars off the road.
Production, Consumption & Waste
Built Environment & Mobility

Research & Teaching

Climate Change & Energy
The Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility produces renewable energy for UBC’s campus using wood waste biomass. This helps reduce UBC’s GHG emissions and supports research projects on innovative clean energy systems.
Human Well-being & Social Systems
UBC is taking bold action to develop policies and guidelines to help building designers make...