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Climate Change & Energy
Policy, Economics & Governance
Who pays for climate breakdown? Is Biden going to COP27 to clinch a climate deal? Will the voices of Indigenous leaders, youth activists, civil society actors, and more be heard? Join UBC student and faculty delegates on-the-ground at COP27 in...

Nature is Right- Legal Recognition of Nature’s Rights

Ecological Systems
Human Well-being & Social Systems
Natural Resources

Engagement Recap: Re-storying our Relations with the Natural World – Mother Trees Forest Walk

Ecological Systems
Human Well-being & Social Systems

UBC strengthens track record as global sustainability leader in higher education

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems

Podcast: F is for Faculty - Dr. Jiaying Zhao

Climate Change & Energy
Human Well-being & Social Systems


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Part of SDG Week 2022, an event series hosted by UBC Sustainability Ambassadors centered around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Ambassador Circular Economy team hosted the Visualizing Circular Economies competition, to address SDG Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and...
This article by Emily Chung originally appeared on CBC News on March 09, 2022. Features climate justice issues highlighted by Temitope Onifade, International Doctoral Fellow, a Liu Scholar and a Vanier Scholar at UBC, and author of a Canadian Climate Law Initiative report on fossil fuel subsidies...
With the return to campus and students preparing for mid-terms, there was a buzz building at UBC leading into the week of February 14. No doubt, some of that buzz was reverberating from the sounding of “Code Red” alarms, signalling the urgent need to act on the climate crisis.
In support of commitments to significantly deepen GHG emissions reductions via UBC’s Climate Action Plan 2030 , and the Sustainability Hub’s new five-year plan focused on bridging the academy and campus operations, staff and faculty have created a new open data platform to amplify achievements,...
Four new Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) sustainability projects have just been awarded a share of $200,000 in funding, and will be set in motion this year on the UBC Vancouver campus. These projects illustrate the diversity of sustainability research at UBC, ranging from insect sticky traps to...
The below is a short extract from a feature length article by Josh Kozelj originally published by The Ubyssey on October 13, 2021. After years of stalled attempts to negotiate and jumpstart the salmon population with local city and governmental groups who monitored the Coquitlam River in early 2000...
This plan signals the next phase for the UBC Sustainability Initiative: meeting the escalating urgency of a planet at risk through new leadership and new responsibilities.
Prishita Agarwal is a third-year Sauder student, specializing in finance with a concentration in Sustainability and social impact. She founded and built Rescued Glass, a circular economy venture to upcycle used glass bottles at UBC. As a director at CUS Sustainability, Prishita also organizes...
UBC is continuing its commitment to support the climate emergency through the creation of 20 new student research opportunities with organisations tackling climate change and social injustice. The projects are part of the Sustainability Scholars Program coordinated by the UBC Sustainability...
This article explores sustainability issues in the fashion industry. Starting Feb 7, 2022, the Sustainability Hub will host Sustainable Fashion Week - a week long series of virtual events and workshops, including a special talk by fashion consultant and author, Aja Barber. Learn more and register...